Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
6,720 6.8 % $24.44 $50,830 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.50 $17.81 $23.04 $30.08 $36.85
Annual Wage (2) $30,170 $37,050 $47,930 $62,580 $76,650


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 2,240 0.47 $25.03 $52,070
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,730 0.42 $26.02 $54,120
Support Activities for Air Transportation 770 0.48 $20.20 $42,010
Department Stores 310 0.02 $18.00 $37,440
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 280 0.69 $28.00 $58,250

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 280 0.69 $28.00 $58,250
Support Activities for Air Transportation 770 0.48 $20.20 $42,010
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 2,240 0.47 $25.03 $52,070
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,730 0.42 $26.02 $54,120
Other Support Activities for Transportation 40 0.13 $25.32 $52,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $33.68 $70,040
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 280 0.69 $28.00 $58,250
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) $27.81 $57,840
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,730 0.42 $26.02 $54,120
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.02 $25.63 $53,300


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 1,160 0.08 1.58 $25.93 $53,930
Texas 630 0.06 1.15 $23.49 $48,860
Tennessee 330 0.12 2.38 $29.23 $60,800
Michigan 320 0.08 1.61 $22.60 $47,010
Ohio 290 0.06 1.13 $25.71 $53,470




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 100 0.33 6.38 $24.40 $50,760
Hawaii 100 0.17 3.31 $21.38 $44,470
Oklahoma 190 0.13 2.47 $23.25 $48,360
Tennessee 330 0.12 2.38 $29.23 $60,800
Nevada 110 0.09 1.82 $23.70 $49,300




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 170 0.05 0.89 $31.33 $65,170
Tennessee 330 0.12 2.38 $29.23 $60,800
Massachusetts 170 0.05 1.04 $26.37 $54,850
Georgia 210 0.05 1.07 $26.08 $54,240
California 1,160 0.08 1.58 $25.93 $53,930





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 200 0.09 1.74 $26.29 $54,670
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 180 0.26 5.04 $22.86 $47,540
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.03 0.64 $26.19 $54,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 160 0.06 1.19 $21.33 $44,370
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 150 0.09 1.73 $22.41 $46,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.07 1.28 $27.33 $56,850
Baltimore-Towson, MD 140 0.11 2.09 $20.35 $42,320
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 140 0.08 1.53 $25.24 $52,490
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 1.77 $23.94 $49,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.65 $24.16 $50,240




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 80 0.44 8.47 $21.25 $44,200
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 180 0.26 5.04 $22.86 $47,540
Honolulu, HI 100 0.23 4.45 $21.19 $44,070
Tulsa, OK 90 0.22 4.29 $26.48 $55,090
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.13 2.43 $24.38 $50,710
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 110 0.13 2.50 $23.65 $49,190
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 90 0.11 2.14 $22.94 $47,710
Baltimore-Towson, MD 140 0.11 2.09 $20.35 $42,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 1.77 $23.94 $49,800
Salt Lake City, UT 60 0.09 1.75 $23.91 $49,730




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) $34.17 $71,060
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $27.99 $58,230
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.05 1.06 $27.99 $58,220
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.07 1.28 $27.33 $56,850
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 50 0.07 1.27 $27.26 $56,690
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 0.06 1.12 $27.18 $56,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.95 $56,050
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.80 $26.91 $55,970
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $26.86 $55,860
Tulsa, OK 90 0.22 4.29 $26.48 $55,090


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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