Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) is $11.95 per hour.
Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) Total Pay (?
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$15,908 - $49,377
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,879
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Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) Total Pay (?
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$9.53 - $21.54
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$15,908 - $49,377  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
Profit Sharing
$5.11 - $2,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,911 - $46,926  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.53 - $21.54  
   
Overtime
$1.55 - $33.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.11 - $2,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,911 - $46,926  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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Job Description for Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline)
  • Receive, deliver, weigh and document cargo in a freight specific facility (warehouse) or a loading dock area.
  • Operate ground support equipment such as tugs, conveyor belts and tow tractors.
  • Pick-up and deliver cargo, mail, baggage and freight from various aircrafts, facilities or staging areas.
  • Lift, load, unload, and transport baggage, mail, and cargo to and from aircraft carts,containers, and trucks between terminals.
  • Read and fill out cargo documents and forms necessary to the operational requirements of the airline.

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Experience Affects Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 24%
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