Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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.

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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)
9,440 4.0 % $19.63 $40,830 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.55 $12.98 $17.64 $24.77 $32.41
Annual Wage (2) $21,940 $26,990 $36,690 $51,530 $67,400

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Scheduled air transportation 2,190 $20.38 $42,390 1 14
Support activities for air transportation 1,080 $15.13 $31,470 2 30
Couriers 910 $22.15 $46,070 3 10
Employment services 610 $13.58 $28,250 4 34
Nonscheduled air transportation 390 $20.40 $42,430 5 13

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Oil and gas extraction 180 $31.18 $64,840 9 1
Ag., construction, and mining machinery mfg. (6) $30.26 $62,940 (6) 2
Other miscellaneous manufacturing 50 $28.93 $60,180 18 3
Basic chemical manufacturing (6) $28.81 $59,930 (6) 4
Converted paper product manufacturing (6) $26.96 $56,080 (6) 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 120 $14.56 $30,290 0.041% 370
Nevada 310 $16.75 $34,840 0.029% 346
Indiana 600 $19.18 $39,900 0.021% 252
Hawaii 70 $18.33 $38,130 0.013% 240
Ohio 610 $18.75 $39,000 0.011% 297

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Georgia 370 $27.21 $56,590 0.010% 116
Pennsylvania 450 $25.64 $53,330 0.008% 153
Oregon 70 $23.43 $48,740 0.005% 159
Washington 190 $22.57 $46,940 0.007% 252
Texas 960 $22.23 $46,230 0.010% 209

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Anchorage, AK MSA 90 $14.83 $30,850 0.065%
Springfield, MO MSA 70 $13.33 $27,720 0.043%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 260 $16.46 $34,230 0.032%
Spokane, WA MSA 40 $22.61 $47,040 0.021%
Reno, NV MSA 40 $16.01 $33,290 0.020%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC MSA 30 $29.50 $61,360 0.007%
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX PMSA 140 $28.07 $58,380 0.018%
Houston, TX PMSA 280 $26.40 $54,900 0.014%
Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA 260 $25.86 $53,790 0.011%
Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 40 $25.42 $52,870 0.006%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan 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 Excel files(XLS).

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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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