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

The average rate for a Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) is $11.90 per hour.
Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) Total Pay (?
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$18,835 - $47,678
(Median)
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48K
MEDIAN: $30,879
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Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) Total Pay (?
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$9.28 - $21.72
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,835 - $47,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
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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$19,786 - $46,972  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $21.72  
   
Overtime
$1.55 - $33.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
   
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).
)
$19,786 - $46,972  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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Job Description for Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline)

Baggage handlers (aviation/airline) work for airlines around the country, with individual baggage handlers typically working at one specific airport. Daily duties include lifting, loading, and carrying luggage, as well as driving vehicles and operating carousels. Physical requirements for this position vary, but most employers have a strength test to ensure handlers can carry luggage up to 70 pounds. This work involves regularly squatting, bending, kneeling, crawling, and performing other physical movements that can occasionally be stressful and intense. In addition, baggage handlers' work environment often includes extreme temperatures because of exposure to outdoor temperatures; however, temperature varies by geographic location.
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Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) Tasks
  • 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
$27,000
Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
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
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 25%
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