Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

Direct ground crew in the loading, unloading, securing, and staging of aircraft cargo or baggage. 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. Include loadmasters.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
5,370 4.9 % $23.46 $48,790 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.27 $15.27 $20.43 $30.63 $39.27
Annual Wage (2) $27,610 $31,760 $42,490 $63,710 $81,690


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,270 $22.36 $46,510
Support Activities for Air Transportation 800 $20.35 $42,330
Freight Transportation Arrangement 140 $24.45 $50,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 130 $28.91 $60,120
Employment Services 90 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Local Government (OES Designation) 130 $28.91 $60,120
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 30 $25.91 $53,890
General Freight Trucking (8) $25.11 $52,240
Freight Transportation Arrangement 140 $24.45 $50,860
Warehousing and Storage 50 $23.97 $49,860


State profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alaska 160 $24.46 $50,880 0.512
Tennessee 340 $31.23 $64,960 0.128
Arizona 270 $21.38 $44,470 0.108
Hawaii 60 $17.75 $36,910 0.100
Georgia 300 $23.81 $49,530 0.078

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Tennessee 340 $31.23 $64,960 0.128
New Jersey 100 $29.63 $61,640 0.027
Massachusetts 150 $29.53 $61,430 0.047
Oklahoma 80 $29.23 $60,800 0.056
Texas 330 $27.96 $58,150 0.032


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

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

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Anchorage, AK 150 $24.73 $51,440 0.878
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 300 $31.92 $66,400 0.503
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 260 $20.83 $43,320 0.146
Columbia, SC 50 $23.76 $49,410 0.135
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 130 $20.96 $43,600 0.131

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Tulsa, OK (8) $35.62 $74,090 (8)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 80 $33.65 $69,990 0.030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 30 $32.92 $68,480 0.016
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 300 $31.92 $66,400 0.503
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (8) $31.41 $65,340 (8)


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010