Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) is $17.90
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline)s?
An entry-level Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.85 based on 8 salaries. An early career Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.54 …Read more
What Do Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline)s Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.