Aviation (NAICS 481) Industry Market Research Report

Aviation - Market Size and Forecast

The Aviation report contains both historical and forecasted statistics. Total market size figures from 2015 to 2025 reveal industry growth patterns and trends. Market size measurementsincludes both public and private companies in the industry.

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Market Size (Total Revenue)


% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government financial data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Aviation Industry Revenue
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021

Advanced econometric models forecast five years of industry growth based on short- and long-term trend analysis. Market size includes revenue generated from all products and services sold within the industry.

Aviation - Geographic Breakdown by U.S. State

Market size by state reveals local opportunity through the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Data by state can be used to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for Aviation companies in the United States.

Aviation Revenue by State

US Market Size by State

Distribution by Company Size

Company Size All Industries Aviation
Small Business (< 5 Employees)


Small Business (5 - 20)
Midsized Business (20 - 100)
Large Business (100 - 500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Aviation - Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial statement analysis determines averages for the following industry forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry Average Percent of Sales
Total Revenue


Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit

Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits



Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income

Aviation - Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow a company's performance to be compared against that of its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios


Profit Margin
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Aviation - Product Mix

Product Description Description Revenue
($ Millions)
Industry total


Domestic, scheduled passenger transportation by air
International, scheduled passenger transportation by air
Domestic, nonscheduled passenger transportation by air
International, scheduled freight transportation by air
Air transportation related services, nec
Non-scheduled transportation of general freight, by air
Domestic, scheduled freight transportation by air
International, nonscheduled passenger transportation by air
Specialty flying services

Aviation - Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of Workforce Bottom Quartile Average (Median) Salary Upper Quartile
Management Occupations 2%


Chief Executives 0%
General and Operations Managers 1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 26%
Information and Record Clerks 19%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 17%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 17%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 6%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 8%
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 8%
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 8%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 57%
Air Transportation Workers 43%
Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 18%
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 16%
Commercial Pilots 28%
Flight Attendants 24%
Flight Attendants 24%
Material Moving Workers 9%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 7%

Government Contracts

In 2008, the federal government spent a total of $3,526,719,112 on the aviation industry. It has awarded 6,463 contracts to 510 companies, with an average value of $6,915,136 per company.

Aviation and Adjacent Industries - Top Companies

Company Address Revenue
($ Millions)


Aviation Industry Report
Geography United States  
Publication Date July 2020
Report Format PDF Download  
Price $499

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