Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 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)
6,570 5.6 % $19.73 $41,040 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.41 $12.77 $16.99 $24.79 $34.02
Annual Wage (2) $21,650 $26,550 $35,330 $51,560 $70,760

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 2,120 $21.17 $44,040
Support activities for air transportation 1,080 $17.76 $36,940
Couriers 720 $17.47 $36,340
Nonscheduled air transportation 240 $19.49 $40,550
Freight transportation arrangement 100 $21.22 $44,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Postal service 60 $33.50 $69,680
Other miscellaneous manufacturing (7) $24.13 $50,200
Other support services 60 $22.84 $47,520
Local government (OES designation) (7) $21.72 $45,170
Electronic markets and agents and brokers (7) $21.68 $45,100

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 150 $17.19 $35,760 0.051%
Nevada 250 $18.08 $37,600 0.022%
Hawaii 60 $20.43 $42,500 0.010%
Indiana 250 $16.73 $34,800 0.009%
Illinois 490 $15.50 $32,250 0.009%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Georgia 320 $30.44 $63,310 0.008%
Oklahoma 100 $25.75 $53,570 0.007%
Texas 380 $23.74 $49,390 0.004%
Oregon 100 $23.45 $48,770 0.006%
Arizona 150 $23.02 $47,890 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
Anchorage, AK MSA 120 $17.07 $35,510 0.085%
Reno, NV MSA 60 $17.24 $35,860 0.029%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 180 $18.05 $37,550 0.020%
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA 60 $18.06 $37,560 0.019%
Tulsa, OK MSA 60 $28.37 $59,020 0.016%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX PMSA 80 $28.64 $59,570 0.010%
Tulsa, OK MSA 60 $28.37 $59,020 0.016%
San Antonio, TX (7) $26.40 $54,910 (7)
Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA PMSA 90 $24.03 $49,980 0.010%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 130 $23.83 $49,570 0.005%

About November 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) Estimate not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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