Space Industry Sees 10-Year High in Employment, But Worker Numbers May be Insufficient Written 5 April 2022


Space Station Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center; NASA; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Space News reports that at a briefing at the 37th Space Symposium Monday, “the Space Foundation released new data on the size of the core space industry workforce in the United States. That research found that there were 151,797 people working in the industry in 2021, an 18.4% increase over the last five years.” The average space industry salary is “more than double the overall average private sector salary,” but there is a shortage in skilled labor positions, particularly in precision manufacturing
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