Legislative Affairs works with members of Congress and staff, administration officials, and other organizations to advocate on behalf of AIA’s positions on issues vital to the aerospace and defense industry.
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.