Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
8,270 5.5 % $25.47 $52,970 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.26 $17.92 $23.15 $30.74 $39.32
Annual Wage (2) $31,730 $37,280 $48,150 $63,940 $81,790


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 3,040 0.69 $30.18 $62,780
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 2,310 0.39 $21.39 $44,490
Support Activities for Air Transportation 980 0.47 $20.61 $42,860
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 200 0.46 $24.95 $51,910
Warehousing and Storage 160 0.02 $21.72 $45,180

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 3,040 0.69 $30.18 $62,780
Support Activities for Air Transportation 980 0.47 $20.61 $42,860
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 200 0.46 $24.95 $51,910
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 2,310 0.39 $21.39 $44,490
Freight Transportation Arrangement 120 0.06 $31.32 $65,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Freight Transportation Arrangement 120 0.06 $31.32 $65,150
Scheduled Air Transportation 3,040 0.69 $30.18 $62,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $29.24 $60,820
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 (7) $29.08 $60,480
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 130 (7) $28.99 $60,310


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 750 0.05 0.78 $25.25 $52,520
Texas 700 0.06 1.01 $26.53 $55,190
Georgia 620 0.14 2.46 $38.29 $79,650
Kentucky 540 0.29 5.00 $20.49 $42,630
Illinois 500 0.08 1.45 $25.23 $52,480




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 540 0.29 5.00 $20.49 $42,630
Hawaii 130 0.21 3.56 $23.20 $48,260
Missouri 470 0.17 2.92 $23.33 $48,520
Georgia 620 0.14 2.46 $38.29 $79,650
Colorado 280 0.11 1.87 $25.10 $52,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 620 0.14 2.46 $38.29 $79,650
Washington (8) (8) (8) $28.74 $59,770
Mississippi (8) (8) (8) $28.43 $59,130
Utah 60 0.04 0.74 $28.37 $59,000
Oklahoma 120 0.08 1.32 $28.02 $58,280



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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 570 0.22 3.75 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 2.01 $25.20 $52,420
St. Louis, MO-IL 370 0.28 4.76 $23.77 $49,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.08 1.37 $25.83 $53,730
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 280 0.29 4.93 $27.79 $57,810
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.04 0.66 $23.71 $49,310
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 260 0.18 3.07 $25.34 $52,700
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 160 0.14 2.46 $23.55 $48,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 150 0.08 1.30 $28.79 $59,880
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 140 0.05 0.82 $27.63 $57,480


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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)
Anchorage, AK 90 0.50 8.67 (8) (8)
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 280 0.29 4.93 $27.79 $57,810
St. Louis, MO-IL 370 0.28 4.76 $23.77 $49,430
Cedar Rapids, IA 40 0.25 4.31 $20.38 $42,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 570 0.22 3.75 (8) (8)
Urban Honolulu, HI 80 0.18 3.16 $21.98 $45,710
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 260 0.18 3.07 $25.34 $52,700
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 110 0.16 2.68 $19.42 $40,390
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.15 2.55 $25.62 $53,280
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 160 0.14 2.46 $23.55 $48,990


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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)
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $31.76 $66,070
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.60 $61,570
Oklahoma City, OK 70 0.11 1.87 $29.30 $60,940
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 150 0.08 1.30 $28.79 $59,880
Salt Lake City, UT 50 0.07 1.24 $28.19 $58,640
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 70 0.08 1.31 $28.08 $58,400
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 280 0.29 4.93 $27.79 $57,810
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.69 $57,590
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 140 0.05 0.82 $27.63 $57,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 0.81 $27.45 $57,100


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018