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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
9,500 6.2 % $27.87 $57,960 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.87 $19.84 $25.89 $35.24 $40.22
Annual Wage (2) $35,090 $41,260 $53,850 $73,300 $83,650


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 3,490 0.77 $31.41 $65,330
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 3,060 0.44 $25.65 $53,340
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,250 0.55 $21.62 $44,970
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 190 0.42 $30.78 $64,020
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 180 0.01 $23.70 $49,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 3,490 0.77 $31.41 $65,330
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,250 0.55 $21.62 $44,970
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 3,060 0.44 $25.65 $53,340
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 190 0.42 $30.78 $64,020
Other Support Activities for Transportation 80 0.23 $25.98 $54,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $41.66 $86,660
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 (7) $34.92 $72,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $34.35 $71,440
Employment Services 70 (7) $32.41 $67,410
Freight Transportation Arrangement (8) (8) $32.05 $66,660


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,140 0.07 1.02 $24.43 $50,820
Texas 1,080 0.09 1.34 $30.36 $63,150
Florida 800 0.09 1.41 $31.36 $65,220
Kentucky 790 0.42 6.43 $24.87 $51,730
Illinois 610 0.10 1.57 $30.18 $62,770




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 160 0.51 7.83 $26.57 $55,260
Kentucky 790 0.42 6.43 $24.87 $51,730
Missouri 280 0.10 1.55 $28.35 $58,960
Illinois 610 0.10 1.57 $30.18 $62,770
Texas 1,080 0.09 1.34 $30.36 $63,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 100 0.02 0.38 $34.04 $70,800
Massachusetts 130 0.04 0.55 $31.38 $65,270
Florida 800 0.09 1.41 $31.36 $65,220
Virginia 170 0.04 0.69 $31.34 $65,190
Colorado 220 0.08 1.27 $31.27 $65,050





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 710 1.09 16.84 $24.22 $50,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 690 0.11 1.72 $24.06 $50,050
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 560 0.21 3.30 $32.12 $66,800
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 520 0.11 1.73 $31.35 $65,200
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 410 0.04 0.66 $30.81 $64,090
St. Louis, MO-IL 240 0.18 2.74 $27.65 $57,500
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 220 0.07 1.10 $28.34 $58,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 220 0.08 1.22 $26.36 $54,820
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 210 0.07 1.14 $29.66 $61,690
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 190 0.09 1.35 $23.79 $49,480




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 710 1.09 16.84 $24.22 $50,370
Anchorage, AK 140 0.81 12.47 $26.34 $54,780
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 560 0.21 3.30 $32.12 $66,800
St. Louis, MO-IL 240 0.18 2.74 $27.65 $57,500
Boise City, ID 50 0.15 2.30 $29.92 $62,230
Urban Honolulu, HI 50 0.12 1.79 $28.18 $58,610
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 150 0.12 1.85 $29.53 $61,410
Columbia, SC 50 0.12 1.89 $27.53 $57,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 690 0.11 1.72 $24.06 $50,050
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 520 0.11 1.73 $31.35 $65,200




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.07 1.08 $33.36 $69,400
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 130 0.05 0.71 $32.82 $68,270
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 0.89 $32.79 $68,190
Pittsburgh, PA 110 0.09 1.42 $32.78 $68,180
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 560 0.21 3.30 $32.12 $66,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 140 0.04 0.66 $32.08 $66,720
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 40 0.03 0.53 $31.75 $66,050
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 520 0.11 1.73 $31.35 $65,200
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 0.05 0.72 $31.07 $64,630
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 410 0.04 0.66 $30.81 $64,090

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 5.62 $17.28 $35,940

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 5.62 $17.28 $35,940

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 5.62 $17.28 $35,940


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020