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Air Force Training Costs
(As of May 2001)

AFSC AFSC TITLE
ADJUSTED COURSE LENGTH (WEEKS)
TOTAL (FY00$)
1A0X1 INFLIGHT REFUELING APR
27.9
$92,495
1A1X1B FLIGHT ENGINEER APR (HELICOPTER)
17.3
$32,315
1A1X1C FLIGHT ENGINEER APR (PERFORM QUAL)
18.4
$27,225
1A2X1 AIRCRAFT LOADMASTER APR
17.4
$21,393
1A3X1 AIRBORNE COMM SYS APR
26.7
$30,673
1A4X1 AIRBORNE WARNING CMD & CONTROL SYS APR
21.4
$26,563
1A5X1 AIRBORNE COMPUTER SYSTEMS APR
29.3
$35,046
1C0X1 AIRFIELD MGT APR
12.2
$11,844
1C0X2 OPERATIONS RESOURCE MGT APR
11.6
$11,435
1C1X1 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL APR
22.8
$23,778
1C2X1 COMBAT CONTROL APR
71.9
$88,755
1C3X1 COMMAND & CONTROL APR
12.3
$11,611
1C4X1 TAC AIR CMD & CONTROL APR
22.1
$22,189
1C5X1 AEROSPACE CONTROL & WARNING SYS APR
11.1
$12,053
1C6X1 SPACE SYSTEMS OPERATIONS APR(ESOT)
11.7
$11,750
1N0X1 COMBAT INTELLIGENCE APPLICATIONS APR
29.1
$24,904
1N1X1 IMAGERY ANALYSIS APR
31.1
$28,218
1N2X1 SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE PRODUCTION APR
51.3
$62,135
1N3X1 GERMANIC CRYPTO LINGUIST
43.6
$38,067
1N3X2 ROMANCE CRYPTO LINGUIST
40.0
$37,163
1N3X3 SLAVIC CRYPTO LINGUIST
71.1
$61,198
1N3X4 FAR EAST CRYPTO LINGUIST
81.0
$68,587
1N3X5 MID EAST CRYPTO LINGUIST
73.7
$61,167
1N4X1 SIGNALS INTEL ANALYSIS APR
24.2
$22,349
1N5X1 ELECTRONIC SIGNALS INTEL EXPLOITATION APR
20.9
$20,032
1N6X1 ELECTRONIC SYS SECURITY ASSESSMENT APR
17.0
$15,342
1S0X1 SAFETY APPRENTICE
13.1
$16,886
1T0X1 SURVIVAL TRAINING APR
41.4
$61,717
1T1X1 AIRCREW LIFE SUPPORT APR
12.8
$12,084
1T2X1 PARARESCUE APR
103.5
$147,348
1W0X1 WEATHER APPRENTICE
24.8
$25,330
2A0X1A F15 AVIONICS TEST STA & COMP APR, F-15/F-111
33.4
$34,755
2A0X1B AVIONICS TEST STN AND CMPNT APR, F-16
31.6
$32,633
2A1X1 AVIONIC SENSORS MAINTENANCE JRNYMN
33.3
$33,785
2A1X2 AVIONICS GUID & CONT SYS APR
32.6
$30,610
2A1X3 COMM & NAV SYS APR
35.7
$33,294
2A1X4 AIRBORNE WARN & CONT RADAR APR
33.4
$31,350
2A1X7 ELEC WARFARE SYS JRNYMN
40.6
$42,617
2A3X1A AVIONICS SYS APR (ATTACK CONT)F-15(MRT)
30.2
$30,453
2A3X1B AVIONICS SYS APR (INST & FLT CONT) F-15(MRT)
18.6
$18,846
2A3X1C AVIONICS SYS APR (COMM,NAV/PEN AID) F-15 (MRT)
18.5
$19,611
2A3X2A F16 AVIONICS SYS APR (ATTACK CONTROL)
30.6
$30,429
2A3X2B F16 AVIONICS SYS APR (INST & FLT CONT)
31.8
$31,350
2A3X2C F16 AVIONICS SYS APR (COMM,NAV,PEN AIDS)
30.4
$30,053
2A3X3A TACTICAL AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE APPR (F-15)
29.5
$30,330
2A3X3B TACTICAL AIRCRAFT MAINT APR (F-16)
20.8
$21,801
2A3X3J TACTICAL AIRCRAFT MAINT APR (GENERAL)
21.1
$21,562
2A4X1 AIRCRAFT GUID & CONT APR
31.1
$27,540
2A4X2 AIRCRAFT COMM/NAV SYS APR
25.4
$23,092
2A4X3 COMMAND AND CONTROL COMM/NAV SYS APR
38.4
$39,771
2A5X1J AIRLIFT AIRCRAFT MAINT APR (C-141/C-130/C-5)
20.7
$20,880
2A5X1K AEROSPACE MAINTENANCE APR (B-1, B-52)
21.8
$21,087
2A5X1L AEROSPACE MAINT APR (C-135, E-3, KC-10)
18.2
$16,014
2A5X2 HELICOPTER MAINT APR
23.0
$23,506
2A5X3A B1,B2,B52 OFF AV SYS APR
31.4
$32,303
2A5X3B B1 AND B2 AV SYS APR (INST/FLT CONT COMPU)
30.7
$30,463
2A5X3C B1 & B2 SYS SPEC (COMM NAV & DEF AV SYS)
35.4
$34,669
2A6X1A AEROSPACE PROPULSION JRNYMN, JET ENGINES
18.1
$17,448
2A6X1B AEROSP PROPULSION JRNYMN TURBOPROP/SHAFT
20.5
$17,915
2A6X2 AEROSPACE GROUND EQUIPMENT APR
29.1
$25,950
2A6X3 AIRCREW EGRESS APR
13.8
$13,025
2A6X4 ACFT FUEL SYS APR
13.8
$12,319
2A6X5 ACFT HYDRAULICS SYS APR
16.2
$14,468
2A6X6 TAC ELEC & ENVIRON SYS APR
23.9
$21,792
2A7X1 ACFT METALS TECHNOLOGY APR
21.7
$21,679
2A7X2 NONDESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION APR
16.3
$15,820
2A7X3 AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL MAINT APR
20.5
$17,325
2A7X4 SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT APR
18.6
$16,988
2E0X1 GROUND RADAR SYSTEMS APPR
44.9
$49,125
2E1X1 WIDEBAND COMM EQUIP APR
40.0
$37,503
2E1X2 METEOROLOGICAL & NAVIGATION SYS APR
44.7
$37,611
2E1X3 GROUND RADIO COMM APR
46.9
$47,206
2E1X4 TELE & INTRUSION DETECTION SYS APR
62.5
$58,829
2E2X1 ELECT COMPUTER & SWITCH SYS APR
30.6
$34,836
2E2X1A ELEC COMP & SWITCH SYS APR (JSS)
36.3
$45,015
2E2X1B ELECTRONIC COMPUTER/SWITCHING SYS APR
36.6
$ 30,325
2E2X1C ELEC COMP & SWITCH SYS APR
39.9
$45,675
2E2X1D ELEC COMP & SWITCH SYS (JSS)
44.3
$57,284
2E3X1 SECURE COMM SYS MAINT APR
27.1
$26,244
2E4X1 SPACE SYS APR
28.9
$28,268
2E6X1 COMM-CABLE & ANTENNA SYS APR
15.6
$15,868
2E6X2 COMM CABLE SYSTEMS APR
20.3
$20,396
2E6X3 TELEPHONE SWITCHING APR
27.4
$26,125
2E8X1 INSTRUMENTATION & TELEMETRY SYS APR
27.5
$26,917
2F0X1 FUELS JRNYMN
12.6
$12,198
2G0X1 LOGISTICS PLANS APR
11.1
$14,176
2M0X1 MISSILE & SPACE SYS ELEC MAINT APR
37.1
$36,600
2M0X2 MISSILE & SPACE SYS MAINT APR
27.6
$32,592
2M0X3 MISSILE & SPACE FACILITIES APR
33.5
$32,395
2P0X1 PRECISION MEASUREMENT EQUIP LAB APR
39.1
$41,417
2R0X1 MAINT DATA SYSTEMS ANALYSIS APR
17.8
$15,822
2R1X1 MAINT SCHEDULING APR
12.8
$11,855
2S0X1 SUPPLY MANAGEMENT APR
14.2
$12,607
2S0X2 SUPPLY SYSTEMS ANALYSIS APPRENTICE
17.0
$17,017
2T0X1 TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT APR
19.5
$16,071
2T1X1 VEHICLE OPERATOR/DISPATCHER APR
12.3
$11,994
2T2X1 AIR TRANSPORTATION APR
12.1
$10,961
2T3X1 SPEC PURPOSE VEHICLE & EQUIP MAINT APR
23.2
$23,158
2T3X2A SPECIAL VEHICLE MAINT APR, FIRETRUCKS
24.0
$24,327
2T3X2B SPECIAL VEHICLE MAINT APR, REFUELING VEHICLE
20.9
$20,973
2T3X4 GENERAL PURPOSE VEHICLE MAINT APR
17.7
$18,775
2T3X5 VEHICLE BODY MAINT APR
19.4
$20,210
2T3X7 VEHICLE MAINT CONTROL & ANALYSIS APR
21.4
$21,515
2W0X1 MUNITIONS SYS APR (MATERIEL/PRODUCTION)
15.2
$13,606
2W1X1 AICRAFT ARMAMENT SYSTEMS APR
21.5
$18,807
2W2X1 NUCLEAR WEAPONS JRNYMN
18.3
$17,831
3A0X1 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT APPR
14.2
$12,808
3C0X1 APR COMM-COMPUTER SYSTEMS OPER
19.1
$15,841
3C0X2 COMM-COMPUTER SYSTEMS PROGRAM APPR
17.4
$ 15,891
3C1X1 RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM APR
12.7
$11,926
3C1X2 ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM MGT APR
20.4
$26,165
3C2X1 COMM-COMPUTER SYS CONTROL APR
23.4
$21,073
3C3X1 COMM-COMPUTER SYS PLANNING & IMPLEMENT APR
11.5
$12,998
3E0X1 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS APR
20.5
$16,512
3E0X2 ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION APR
14.9
$13,254
3E1X1 HEAT, VENT, AC & REFRIG APR
24.3
$29,986
3E2X1 PAVEMENTS & CONSTRUCTION EQUIP APR
20.6
$20,263
3E3X1 STRUCTURAL JRNYMN
23.8
$25,849
3E4X1 UTILITIES SYSTEMS APR
15.8
$13,680
3E4X2 LIQUID FUEL SYS MAINT APR
15.0
$13,242
3E4X3 ENVIRONMENTAL APR
12.9
$15,481
3E5X1 ENGINEERING APR
19.0
$21,424
3E6X1 FORCE MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE
11.1
$14,685
3E7X1 FIRE PROTECTION APR
20.2
$22,320
3E8X1 EXPLOSIVE ORD DISPOSAL APR
37.6
$55,880
3E9X1 READINESS
17.0
$19,954
3H0X1 HISTORIAN APPR
9.9
$11,729
3M0X1 SERVICES APR
12.6
$11,910
3N0X1 PUBLIC AFFAIRS APR
18.5
$19,930
3N0X2 RADIO/TV BROADCASTING APR
18.5
$19,930
3N1X1A REGIONAL BAND
6.3
$6,119
3N2X1 PREMIER BAND
6.3
$6,119
3P0X1 SECURITY FORCES APR
16.3
$16,137
3P0X1A SECURITY FORCES MILITARY WORKING DOG
17.4
$23,406
3P0X1B COMBAT ARMS TRAINING & MAINT APR
15.9
$22,162
3S0X1 PERSONNEL APR
12.1
$11,247
3S0X2 PERSONNEL SYSTEMS APPRENTICE
12.1
$13,157
3S1X1 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT
22.3
$10,740
3S2X1 EDUCATION AND TRAINING JRNYMN
14.3
$18,443
3U0X1 MANPOWER MANAGEMENT JOURNEYMAN
14.1
$16,803
3V0X1 VISUAL INFORMATION APR
17.7
$18,775
3V0X2 STILL PHOTO APR
25.5
$27,835
3V0X3 VISUAL INFO PROD DOC APR
22.0
$30,302
4A0X1 HEALTH SERVICES MGMT APR
12.5
$11,705
4A1X1 MEDICAL MATERIEL APR
11.3
$10,798
4A2X1 BIOMEDICAL EQUIP APR
54.0
$53,195
4B0X1 BIOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER APR
24.2
$31,127
4C0X1 MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE APR
19.6
$16,965
4D0X1 DIET THERAPY APR
17.7
$17,032
4E0X1 PUBLIC HEALTH APR
20.2
$25,707
4F0X1 AEROMEDICAL APR
18.8
$23,903
4H0X1 CARDIOPULMONARY LAB APR
50.0
$49,018
4J0X1 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY APR
35.3
$44,154
4J0X2 PHYSICAL THERAPY APR
18.9
$18,198
4M0X1 AEROSPACE PHYSIOLOGY APR
14.0
$17,517
4N0X1 MEDICAL SVCS APR
27.9
$27,533
4N0X1A MEDICAL SVCS APR
24.1
$25,501
4N0X1B MEDICAL SVCS APR
46.1
$53,855
4N1X1 SURGICAL SVCS APR
20.0
$21,263
4N1X1B SURGICAL SERVICES
22.3
$31,740
4N1X1C ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL APR
12.4
$15,751
4N1X1D SURGICAL SERVICES
26.0
$31,661
4P0X1 PHARMACY APR
22.5
$21,969
4R0X1 DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING APR
59.7
$54,751
4R0X1A NUCLEAR MEDICINE
58.3
$69,211
4R0X1B ULTRASOUND
30.7
$44,866
4T0X1 MEDICAL LAB APR
60.3
$59,871
4T0X2 HISTOPATHOLOGY APR
43.5
$44,988
4T0X3 CYTOTECHNOLOGY APR
58.3
$76,254
4U0X1 ORTHOTIC APR
56.3
$53,479
4V0X1 OPTOMETRY APR
16.8
$16,360
4V0X1A OPTHAMOLOGY APR
12.9
$16,578
4Y0X1 DENTAL ASSISTANT APR
15.1
$14,293
4Y0X2 DENTAL LAB APPRENTICE
30.7
$40,651
5J0X1 PARALEGAL APPRENTICE
12.5
$14,479
5R0X1 CHAPLAIN SERVICE SUPPORT APR
12.3
$14,709
6C0X1 CONTRACTING APR
10.3
$11,448
6F0X1 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT APR
19.6
$16,158
6F1X1 FINANCIAL ANALYSIS APPRENTICE
14.1
$16,437
7S0X1 SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS APPRENTICE
12.0
$16,851*
8A0X0 IN-FLIGHT PASSENGER SERVICE JOURNEYMAN
9.3
$10,154
8B0X0 MILITARY TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
21.2
$25,644
8B1X0 MILITARY TRAINING MANAGER
8.3
$9,516
8E0X0 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TECH
6.3
$6,119
8F0X0 FIRST SERGEANT
10.3
$12,355
8G0X0 USAF HONOR GUARD
13.3
$12,436
8M0X0 POSTAL
18.9
$20,622
8P0X0 COURIER
6.3
$6,119
8R0X0 RECRUITER
13.1
$16,717
8S0X0 MISSILE FACILITY MANAGER
6.3
$6,119
8S1X0 SENSOR OPERATOR
9.3
$10,154
8T0X0 PROF MILITARY EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR
14.3
$21,064
9D0X0 DORMITORY MANAGER
6.3
$6,119
9G0X0 AIRMAN AIDE
6.3
$6,119
9L0X0 INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR
6.3
$6,119
9S1X0 SCIENTIFIC MEASUREMENTS TECH
29.5
$32,150
9S2X0 APPLIED SCIENCES TECH
39.1
$47,904

NOTES:

*Average rank is E5 so they would have already had BMT. Marginal cost is just this course

3N1X1A CONTROL AFSC NO FORMAL TECH TNG ***
3N2X1 CONTROL AFSC NO FORMAL TECH TNG ***
8E0X0 CONTROL AFSC NO FORMAL TECH TNG ***
8P0X0 CONTROL AFSC NO FORMAL TECH TNG ***
8S0X0 CONTROL AFSC NO FORMAL TECH TNG ***
9D0X0 CONTROL AFSC NO FORMAL TECH TNG ***
9G0X0 CONTROL AFSC NO FORMAL TECH TNG ***
9L0X0 CONTROL AFSC NO FORMAL TECH TNG ***

*** Recruiter Selects Personnel for These AFSCs When Position is Needed

Factor Description:

ENLISTED MEMBER ACQUISITION COSTS PER GRADUATE BY AFSC. Air Force activities should use costs in this table to evaluate the adequacy and appropriateness of retention incentive pay, selective reenlistment bonuses, and proficiency pay as they relate to Air Force specialties.
  1. Factors are based on variable costs only and include the following:
  2. Cost per graduate for training courses required for a specific AFSC at the basic skill level.
  3. Acquisition costs (including the costs of recruiting, initial travel, and initial clothing issued) and the cost for basic training at the Air Force Military Training Center (enlisted only).
  4. Pay and allowances for leave accrued during basic training and formal training.
  5. AFSCs with no technical training requirements include only acquisition costs plus pay and allowances for leave accrued during basic training (enlisted only)

Information Courtesy of U.S. Air Force

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