Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
6,710 4.0 % $24.28 $50,500 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.75 $16.96 $22.52 $30.27 $38.80
Annual Wage (2) $28,610 $35,270 $46,840 $62,970 $80,710


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)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 2,580 0.54 $24.02 $49,960
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,360 0.33 $27.09 $56,350
Support Activities for Air Transportation 760 0.46 $19.51 $40,590
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 290 0.70 $27.58 $57,370
Department Stores 280 0.02 $17.29 $35,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 290 0.70 $27.58 $57,370
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 2,580 0.54 $24.02 $49,960
Support Activities for Air Transportation 760 0.46 $19.51 $40,590
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,360 0.33 $27.09 $56,350
Freight Transportation Arrangement 80 0.05 $26.73 $55,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 140 (7) $30.93 $64,340
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 290 0.70 $27.58 $57,370
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,360 0.33 $27.09 $56,350
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 50 0.01 $26.84 $55,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 (7) $26.78 $55,690


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 1,150 0.08 1.56 $24.49 $50,950
Texas 640 0.06 1.20 $23.57 $49,030
Tennessee 410 0.16 2.98 $30.18 $62,780
Florida 320 0.05 0.86 $21.21 $44,110
Arizona 270 0.11 2.16 $21.71 $45,150




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)
Alaska 130 0.41 7.77 $25.71 $53,470
Tennessee 410 0.16 2.98 $30.18 $62,780
Hawaii 100 0.16 3.15 $20.63 $42,920
Arizona 270 0.11 2.16 $21.71 $45,150
Oklahoma 130 0.08 1.60 $22.98 $47,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 180 0.05 0.93 $31.68 $65,900
Tennessee 410 0.16 2.98 $30.18 $62,780
Minnesota 30 0.01 0.24 $28.44 $59,150
Massachusetts 170 0.05 1.02 $28.17 $58,600
Georgia 230 0.06 1.16 $26.25 $54,590





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.11 2.15 $25.72 $53,490
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 350 0.60 11.40 $31.18 $64,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 220 0.10 1.86 $26.57 $55,270
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 220 0.08 1.62 $23.95 $49,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 210 0.12 2.38 $22.91 $47,660
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 2.49 $25.50 $53,030
Columbus, OH 170 0.19 3.64 $26.04 $54,160
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 130 0.19 3.70 $22.71 $47,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.48 $28.12 $58,500
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 130 0.08 1.44 $27.18 $56,540




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)
Anchorage, AK 110 0.68 12.94 $26.38 $54,880
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 350 0.60 11.40 $31.18 $64,860
Lafayette, LA 30 0.23 4.40 (8) (8)
Honolulu, HI 90 0.22 4.22 $20.68 $43,020
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 130 0.19 3.70 $22.71 $47,240
Columbus, OH 170 0.19 3.64 $26.04 $54,160
Tulsa, OK 60 0.16 2.98 $26.67 $55,470
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 2.49 $25.50 $53,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 210 0.12 2.38 $22.91 $47,660
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 2.27 $24.48 $50,910




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)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $34.77 $72,320
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 350 0.60 11.40 $31.18 $64,860
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.45 $29.45 $61,260
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 1.44 $28.17 $58,590
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.05 0.99 $28.14 $58,530
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.48 $28.12 $58,500
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $28.10 $58,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 130 0.06 1.17 $27.39 $56,980
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 130 0.08 1.44 $27.18 $56,540
Tulsa, OK 60 0.16 2.98 $26.67 $55,470


About May 2011 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 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) 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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