How Much Do Aircraft Cargo Supervisors Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$59620 per year
Hourly wage
$29 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$35,920 to $42,430 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$17 to $20 per hour

Entry-level Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $35,920 to $42,430 per year or $17 to $20 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $42 $86,530
Senior (Top 25%) $37 $76,600
Middle (Mid 50%) $26 $53,610
Junior (Bottom 25%) $20 $42,430
No experience (Bottom 10%) $17 $35,920

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
VA $34 $70,690
NJ $33 $68,180
MA $32 $67,150
MD $32 $66,720
MI $32 $66,340
NY $31 $65,460
CO $31 $64,920
ID $31 $64,370
WA $31 $64,180
IL $31 $64,100

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisor is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like VA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at VA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Aircraft Cargo Supervisors are in the states of VA, NJ, MA, MD and MI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $89940 $43.24
Management of Companies and Enterprises $78330 $37.66
Federal Executive Branch $76180 $36.62
State Government $75630 $36.36
Employment Services $68450 $32.91
Warehousing and Storage $66700 $32.07
Scheduled Air Transportation $65720 $31.60
Nonscheduled Air Transportation $64220 $30.87
Local Government $60520 $29.10
Freight Transportation Arrangement $58750 $28.25
Couriers and Express Delivery Services $56080 $26.96
Other Support Activities for Transportation $53700 $25.82
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $50110 $24.09
Support Activities for Air Transportation $48500 $23.32
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $44420 $21.36

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