Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

53-1011 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)
7,460 5.5 % $24.95 $51,900 3.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.49 $17.32 $22.77 $30.30 $39.24
Annual Wage (2) $30,140 $36,020 $47,360 $63,020 $81,620


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 2,810 0.67 $28.97 $60,250
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,040 0.53 $21.13 $43,950
Warehousing and Storage 170 0.02 $23.15 $48,150
Freight Transportation Arrangement 130 0.06 $29.06 $60,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 120 0.00 $27.77 $57,750

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 2,810 0.67 $28.97 $60,250
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,040 0.53 $21.13 $43,950
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 80 0.19 $21.97 $45,690
Other Support Activities for Transportation 50 0.15 (8) (8)
Freight Transportation Arrangement 130 0.06 $29.06 $60,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $30.08 $62,570
Freight Transportation Arrangement 130 0.06 $29.06 $60,450
Scheduled Air Transportation 2,810 0.67 $28.97 $60,250
Local Government (OES Designation) 120 (7) $27.77 $57,750
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 60 0.01 $24.64 $51,240


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 680 0.04 0.81 $23.95 $49,820
Texas 650 0.06 1.04 $25.69 $53,440
Georgia 560 0.13 2.52 (8) (8)
Kentucky 520 0.28 5.20 $19.76 $41,110
Illinois 410 0.07 1.31 $26.57 $55,270




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)
Kentucky 520 0.28 5.20 $19.76 $41,110
Hawaii 160 0.25 4.75 $22.70 $47,220
Georgia 560 0.13 2.52 (8) (8)
Missouri 310 0.11 2.10 $23.69 $49,280
Colorado 270 0.11 2.04 $22.41 $46,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $29.90 $62,180
North Dakota 40 0.10 1.92 $29.29 $60,930
Utah 60 0.04 0.80 $28.35 $58,960
Arizona 140 0.05 1.01 $27.81 $57,850
Nebraska 30 0.03 0.63 $27.06 $56,270





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 530 0.21 3.92 $40.10 $83,410
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 1.55 $25.16 $52,320
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.04 0.81 $23.06 $47,960
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 250 0.26 4.82 $27.24 $56,660
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 240 0.17 3.20 $22.19 $46,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.05 0.93 $25.58 $53,210
St. Louis, MO-IL 190 0.14 2.66 $24.65 $51,270
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 2.01 $23.71 $49,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 160 0.05 1.02 $24.92 $51,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.15 2.85 $24.55 $51,050




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)
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 50 0.27 5.01 $26.72 $55,570
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 250 0.26 4.82 $27.24 $56,660
Urban Honolulu, HI 110 0.24 4.43 $21.68 $45,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 530 0.21 3.92 $40.10 $83,410
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 240 0.17 3.20 $22.19 $46,160
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.15 2.85 $24.55 $51,050
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.14 2.59 $23.42 $48,710
St. Louis, MO-IL 190 0.14 2.66 $24.65 $51,270
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 80 0.12 2.19 $19.63 $40,830
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.12 2.17 $24.32 $50,580




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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 530 0.21 3.92 $40.10 $83,410
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $30.05 $62,500
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 40 0.03 0.54 $29.25 $60,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 130 0.07 1.24 $28.59 $59,460
Salt Lake City, UT 50 0.08 1.48 $28.55 $59,380
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 80 0.08 1.55 $27.73 $57,680
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 250 0.26 4.82 $27.24 $56,660
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $26.91 $55,960
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 50 0.27 5.01 $26.72 $55,570
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 50 0.07 1.27 $26.51 $55,130


About May 2016 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:

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Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017