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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
8,590 3.4 % $ 29.84 $ 62,080 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.67 $ 23.17 $ 25.74 $ 38.38 $ 39.64
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,830 $ 48,180 $ 53,540 $ 79,830 $ 82,450


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)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 3,840 0.41 $ 30.07 $ 62,540
Scheduled Air Transportation 2,900 0.74 $ 31.96 $ 66,470
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,210 0.62 $ 23.32 $ 48,500
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 120 0.24 $ 24.01 $ 49,940
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 110 0.00 $ 36.16 $ 75,210

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 2,900 0.74 $ 31.96 $ 66,470
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,210 0.62 $ 23.32 $ 48,500
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 3,840 0.41 $ 30.07 $ 62,540
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 120 0.24 $ 24.01 $ 49,940
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 80 0.05 $ 35.03 $ 72,860

Top paying industries for Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 30 (7) $ 37.92 $ 78,880
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 60 (7) $ 36.72 $ 76,380
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 110 (7) $ 36.16 $ 75,210
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 80 0.05 $ 35.03 $ 72,860
Scheduled Air Transportation 2,900 0.74 $ 31.96 $ 66,470


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.



Map of employment of aircraft cargo handling supervisors by state, May 2021


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)
California 1,330 0.08 1.32 $ 28.37 $ 59,000
Texas 1,110 0.09 1.49 $ 30.25 $ 62,930
Florida 990 0.12 1.89 $ 27.97 $ 58,180
Illinois 720 0.13 2.11 $ 29.51 $ 61,370
Pennsylvania 360 0.06 1.06 $ 30.82 $ 64,100


Map of location quotient of aircraft cargo handling supervisors by state, May 2021


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 130 0.44 7.17 $ 27.43 $ 57,050
Hawaii 140 0.26 4.33 $ 33.21 $ 69,080
Illinois 720 0.13 2.11 $ 29.51 $ 61,370
Nevada 160 0.12 1.99 $ 27.22 $ 56,630
Florida 990 0.12 1.89 $ 27.97 $ 58,180


Map of annual mean wages of aircraft cargo handling supervisors by state, May 2021


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)
Georgia 140 0.03 0.52 $ 34.49 $ 71,740
Tennessee 130 0.04 0.70 $ 34.34 $ 71,440
Washington 70 0.02 0.34 $ 34.04 $ 70,800
Ohio 120 0.02 0.39 $ 33.56 $ 69,810
Hawaii 140 0.26 4.33 $ 33.21 $ 69,080



Map of employment of aircraft cargo handling supervisors by area, May 2021


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 780 0.22 3.58 $ 30.05 $ 62,510
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 590 0.24 3.93 $ 30.19 $ 62,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 550 0.13 2.12 $ 30.64 $ 63,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 520 0.09 1.48 $ 28.70 $ 59,690
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 360 0.04 0.68 $ 32.84 $ 68,310
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 300 0.19 3.17 $ 25.90 $ 53,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 230 0.09 1.43 $ 31.54 $ 65,600
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 220 0.10 1.58 $ 31.10 $ 64,690
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 210 0.14 2.36 $ 29.31 $ 60,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 210 0.10 1.60 $ 30.62 $ 63,690


Map of location quotient of aircraft cargo handling supervisors by area, May 2021


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)
Anchorage, AK 110 0.68 11.18 $ 27.43 $ 57,060
Urban Honolulu, HI 90 0.24 3.94 $ 33.89 $ 70,500
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 590 0.24 3.93 $ 30.19 $ 62,790
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 780 0.22 3.58 $ 30.05 $ 62,510
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 300 0.19 3.17 $ 25.90 $ 53,870
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 180 0.15 2.53 $ 26.39 $ 54,890
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 210 0.14 2.36 $ 29.31 $ 60,970
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 130 0.14 2.27 $ 27.73 $ 57,670
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 550 0.13 2.12 $ 30.64 $ 63,720
Albuquerque, NM 40 0.12 2.01 (8) (8)


Map of annual mean wages of aircraft cargo handling supervisors by area, May 2021


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)
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 0.66 $ 38.30 $ 79,660
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.03 0.44 $ 35.00 $ 72,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 120 0.05 0.79 $ 34.57 $ 71,910
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 130 0.05 0.82 $ 34.12 $ 70,960
Urban Honolulu, HI 90 0.24 3.94 $ 33.89 $ 70,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 70 0.02 0.37 $ 33.49 $ 69,650
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $ 33.30 $ 69,270
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 100 0.10 1.58 $ 32.96 $ 68,560
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 360 0.04 0.68 $ 32.84 $ 68,310
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 30 0.06 0.92 $ 32.17 $ 66,910


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022