Key Workforce Statistics

  • At nearly 2.2 million strong in 2019, A&D workers represented 1.4% of America’s total workforce. This was a nearly five percent increase in the total industry workforce from 2018.


  • Our workers continued to receive wages and benefits far higher than the national average, with the average A&D worker receiving around $102,900 in wages and benefits. This was 46% higher than the comparable national average for all workers.


  • The industry’s success positively impacted communities across the nation with nearly $64 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenue.

Additional Resources

State Data

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