Average Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) is $13.62.
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $24
$163 - $3,250
Profit Sharing
$503 - $6,082
Total Pay
$20,253 - $59,151

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Job Description for Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline)

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.

Job Satisfaction for Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline)

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Popular Skills for Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline)

Skills in Organizing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Management and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline)

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 $12.52 based on 43 salaries. An early career Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.70 based on 61 salaries. A mid-career Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.13 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.28 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Baggage Handler (Aviation/Airline) in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 65.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (17.5% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (12.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (20.5% less), Las Vegas, Nevada (19.2% less) and Chicago, Illinois (11.9% less).

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