An Entry-Level Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) earns an average wage of AU$22.76 per hour.

AU$32,340 - AU$64,111
AU$32K
AU$46K
AU$64K
MEDIAN: AU$46,482
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50%
90%
AU$19.35 - AU$25.81
AU$19
AU$23
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$22.64
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$64K
Salary AU$32,340 - AU$64,111
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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AU$39,638 - AU$60,292
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data AU$0AU$47
Hourly Rate AU$19.35 - AU$25.81
Hourly Tips AU$1.25
Overtime AU$25.11 - AU$47.92
Annual Data AU$0AU$60K
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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AU$39,638 - AU$60,292
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 97

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

  • Operate ground support equipment such as tugs, conveyor belts and tow tractors.
  • Read and fill out cargo documents and forms necessary to the operational requirements of the airline.
  • Pick-up and deliver cargo, mail, baggage and freight from various aircrafts, facilities or staging areas.
  • Receive, deliver, weigh and document cargo in a freight specific facility (warehouse) or a loading dock area.
  • Lift, load, unload, and transport baggage, mail, and cargo to and from aircraft carts, containers, and trucks between terminals.

Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$48,063

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline)

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 90%