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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

53-1041 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

Supervise and coordinate the activities of ground crew in the loading, unloading, securing, and staging of aircraft cargo or baggage. May determine the quantity and orientation of cargo and compute aircraft center of gravity. May accompany aircraft as member of flight crew and monitor and handle cargo in flight, and assist and brief passengers on safety and emergency procedures. Includes loadmasters.


National estimates for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
Industry profile for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
Geographic profile for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

National estimates for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
10,020 6.9 % $ 28.66 $ 59,620 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.27 $ 20.40 $ 25.77 $ 36.83 $ 41.60
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,920 $ 42,430 $ 53,610 $ 76,600 $ 86,530


Industry profile for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 3,890 0.88 $ 31.60 $ 65,720
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 3,580 0.47 $ 26.96 $ 56,080
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,410 0.68 $ 23.32 $ 48,500
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 170 0.00 $ 29.10 $ 60,520
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 130 0.29 $ 30.87 $ 64,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 3,890 0.88 $ 31.60 $ 65,720
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,410 0.68 $ 23.32 $ 48,500
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 3,580 0.47 $ 26.96 $ 56,080
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 130 0.29 $ 30.87 $ 64,220
Other Support Activities for Transportation 60 0.19 $ 25.82 $ 53,700

Top paying industries for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $ 43.24 $ 89,940
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $ 37.66 $ 78,330
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) (8) (8) $ 36.62 $ 76,180
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) (8) (8) $ 36.36 $ 75,630
Employment Services 60 (7) $ 32.91 $ 68,450


Geographic profile for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,520 0.13 1.74 $ 29.09 $ 60,500
California 1,110 0.07 0.94 $ 25.59 $ 53,240
Florida 920 0.11 1.52 $ 30.60 $ 63,650
Kentucky 830 0.46 6.43 $ 26.62 $ 55,380
Illinois 650 0.12 1.60 $ 30.82 $ 64,100




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 180 0.61 8.43 $ 27.23 $ 56,640
Kentucky 830 0.46 6.43 $ 26.62 $ 55,380
Hawaii 110 0.19 2.66 $ 26.23 $ 54,570
Texas 1,520 0.13 1.74 $ 29.09 $ 60,500
Illinois 650 0.12 1.60 $ 30.82 $ 64,100




Top paying states for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 160 0.04 0.60 $ 33.99 $ 70,690
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.37 $ 32.78 $ 68,180
Massachusetts 130 0.04 0.52 $ 32.29 $ 67,150
Maryland 150 0.06 0.81 $ 32.08 $ 66,720
Michigan 130 0.03 0.45 $ 31.90 $ 66,340





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 920 0.26 3.55 (8) (8)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 760 1.24 17.18 $ 26.00 $ 54,070
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 690 0.08 1.09 $ 31.70 $ 65,930
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 550 0.22 3.04 $ 33.07 $ 68,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 520 0.12 1.65 $ 32.39 $ 67,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 310 0.10 1.44 $ 26.98 $ 56,120
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 250 0.09 1.29 $ 30.35 $ 63,120
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 230 0.19 2.70 $ 28.26 $ 58,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 170 0.06 0.90 $ 28.97 $ 60,260
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 170 0.12 1.62 $ 28.60 $ 59,480




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 760 1.24 17.18 $ 26.00 $ 54,070
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 920 0.26 3.55 (8) (8)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 550 0.22 3.04 $ 33.07 $ 68,790
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 230 0.19 2.70 $ 28.26 $ 58,780
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 50 0.19 2.62 $ 23.18 $ 48,220
Urban Honolulu, HI 60 0.14 1.97 $ 31.01 $ 64,500
Boise City, ID 50 0.14 1.90 $ 30.95 $ 64,370
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 520 0.12 1.65 $ 32.39 $ 67,360
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 170 0.12 1.62 $ 28.60 $ 59,480
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.10 1.45 $ 29.47 $ 61,300




Top paying metropolitan areas for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 90 0.03 0.39 $ 39.94 $ 83,080
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 0.66 $ 37.16 $ 77,290
Austin-Round Rock, TX 30 0.03 0.44 $ 34.60 $ 71,970
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 130 0.05 0.68 $ 34.12 $ 70,980
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 30 0.03 0.46 $ 33.76 $ 70,210
Pittsburgh, PA 60 0.06 0.83 $ 33.45 $ 69,570
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 90 0.05 0.68 $ 33.11 $ 68,870
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 550 0.22 3.04 $ 33.07 $ 68,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 520 0.12 1.65 $ 32.39 $ 67,360
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 0.05 0.72 $ 32.16 $ 66,890

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 6.09 $ 18.90 $ 39,300

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 6.09 $ 18.90 $ 39,300

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 6.09 $ 18.90 $ 39,300


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021