Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
8,920 6.5 % $26.49 $55,110 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.00 $18.39 $23.37 $32.83 $41.09
Annual Wage (2) $33,280 $38,260 $48,610 $68,290 $85,460


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 2,960 0.65 $32.10 $66,760
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 2,560 0.41 $22.21 $46,190
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,360 0.63 $20.90 $43,480
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 210 0.01 $24.02 $49,950
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 200 0.44 $28.23 $58,710

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 2,960 0.65 $32.10 $66,760
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,360 0.63 $20.90 $43,480
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 200 0.44 $28.23 $58,710
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 2,560 0.41 $22.21 $46,190
Other Support Activities for Transportation 60 0.19 $19.22 $39,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 (7) $34.94 $72,670
Freight Transportation Arrangement 140 0.06 $32.44 $67,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $32.38 $67,340
Scheduled Air Transportation 2,960 0.65 $32.10 $66,760
Employment Services 100 (7) $28.57 $59,430


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 1,000 0.06 0.96 $23.32 $48,500
Kentucky 780 0.41 6.67 $20.27 $42,170
Georgia 780 0.18 2.86 (8) (8)
Texas 750 0.06 1.00 $26.50 $55,110
Florida 420 0.05 0.79 $27.11 $56,380




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 780 0.41 6.67 $20.27 $42,170
Alaska 130 0.41 6.66 $25.69 $53,420
Georgia 780 0.18 2.86 (8) (8)
Hawaii 100 0.15 2.49 $24.78 $51,550
Missouri 350 0.13 2.05 $25.14 $52,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 100 0.04 0.59 $32.14 $66,840
Washington 110 0.03 0.53 $29.52 $61,400
Idaho (8) (8) (8) $29.29 $60,930
Arizona 220 0.08 1.26 $29.23 $60,800
Ohio 180 0.03 0.53 $29.18 $60,700





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 700 0.26 4.22 (8) (8)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 660 1.01 16.39 $19.34 $40,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 570 0.09 1.51 $23.07 $47,990
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 400 0.04 0.68 $25.05 $52,100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 390 0.11 1.77 $26.54 $55,210
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 330 0.07 1.15 $29.17 $60,680
St. Louis, MO-IL 290 0.21 3.46 $25.62 $53,300
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 220 0.15 2.44 $27.84 $57,900
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 210 0.08 1.33 $27.34 $56,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 190 0.07 1.06 $28.48 $59,230




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 660 1.01 16.39 $19.34 $40,220
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 60 0.33 5.37 $29.18 $60,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 700 0.26 4.22 (8) (8)
St. Louis, MO-IL 290 0.21 3.46 $25.62 $53,300
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 220 0.15 2.44 $27.84 $57,900
Urban Honolulu, HI 50 0.11 1.83 $23.27 $48,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 390 0.11 1.77 $26.54 $55,210
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 110 0.10 1.59 $25.59 $53,220
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 140 0.10 1.69 $25.20 $52,420
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 120 0.09 1.51 $26.34 $54,780




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) $32.00 $66,550
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 80 0.08 1.28 $30.91 $64,290
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 0.05 0.76 $30.50 $63,430
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 90 0.05 0.76 $30.39 $63,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 170 0.08 1.35 $30.21 $62,850
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 90 0.09 1.54 $29.59 $61,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 130 0.04 0.69 $29.43 $61,210
Boise City, ID (8) (8) (8) $29.29 $60,930
Columbus, OH 90 0.09 1.40 $29.28 $60,910
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 60 0.33 5.37 $29.18 $60,690


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019