Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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)
7,460 3.5 % $18.90 $39,310 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.58 $12.55 $16.40 $23.62 $32.15
Annual Wage (2) $22,000 $26,100 $34,100 $49,120 $66,880

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Scheduled air transportation 2,380 $20.47 $42,580
Support activities for air transportation 1,000 $16.31 $33,920
Employment services 670 $13.81 $28,730
Couriers 530 $19.55 $40,670
Nonscheduled air transportation 250 $17.62 $36,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Postal service 50 $33.30 $69,260
Lumber and const. supply merchant wholesalers 30 $28.05 $58,350
Other miscellaneous manufacturing (7) $24.38 $50,700
Other support services 60 $22.52 $46,850
Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying 40 $22.13 $46,030

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
Alaska 130 $16.16 $33,610 0.044%
Nevada 280 $17.80 $37,030 0.025%
Hawaii 90 $17.42 $36,240 0.016%
Indiana 360 $15.67 $32,600 0.013%
Washington 280 $20.66 $42,980 0.011%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Georgia 320 $28.13 $58,510 0.008%
Oklahoma 120 $23.94 $49,800 0.008%
Oregon 90 $23.55 $48,990 0.006%
Arizona 150 $23.19 $48,240 0.006%
Texas 590 $21.50 $44,730 0.006%

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
Terre Haute, IN MSA 100 $13.06 $27,160 0.154%
Anchorage, AK MSA 100 $16.68 $34,690 0.072%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 230 $17.69 $36,790 0.027%
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA 80 $17.05 $35,470 0.026%
Spokane, WA MSA 40 $25.64 $53,330 0.021%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Tulsa, OK MSA 60 $28.58 $59,450 0.016%
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX PMSA 140 $27.58 $57,360 0.018%
Spokane, WA MSA 40 $25.64 $53,330 0.021%
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA 30 $24.23 $50,400 0.004%
Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA PMSA 80 $24.22 $50,370 0.009%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 5, 2005

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