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2014 – NASA Workforce

At the start of fiscal year (FY) 2015, NASA had ## employees. Since FY 2011, NASA’s workforce has declined by ##%, a loss of just over ## employees. This decrease coincided with the retirement of the Space Shuttle, the cancellation of the Constellation program, and decreasing budget.

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2014 – U.S. Space Industry Employment

Each quarter, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes data on employment and salaries within U.S. establishments as reported by employers. This census includes ##% of U.S. jobs, making it the most comprehensive data set available for understanding trends in U.S. economy. The structure used to collect and provide this information is the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

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2016 – U.S. Space Industry Employment

In 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, the U.S. civilian space sector included ## individuals. Employment is essentially unchanged from 2014, when ## individuals worked in this area. Longer-term trends, however, show…

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2016 – U.S. Army Space Cadre Overview

The U.S. Army Space Cadre grew from 11 FA40 (Space Professional) officers in 1999 to 374 FA40 officer billets for 2016. The Army’s Space Professionals make up a small, but critical, part of a bigger Space Cadre, which includes another 3025 personnel from another category, Army Space Enablers.

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Space Salaries

The space industry is well known for its highly paid workforce, which generally provides salaries above the average even among science and engineering jobs.

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2014 – U.S. Space Industry Salaries

The space industry is well known for its highly paid workforce, which generally provides salaries above the average even among science and engineering jobs. In 2013, the average salary in the U.S. civilian space workforce was $##, more than double the average private sector salary. The highest-paying sector, Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing, had an average salary of nearly $##.

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2014 – Trends and Events Affecting U.S. Employment

While trends in employment levels varied, wages grew across almost all sectors from 2008 to 2013, even accounting for inflation. In fact, the two industry sectors with the greatest percentage decreases in workforce size were those with the greatest increases in real wages. Average salaries for Satellite Telecommunications increased by ##%.

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