Also known as Cargo Supervisor, Ground Operations Supervisor, Line Service Supervisor (LSS), Loadmaster, Ramp and Cargo Supervisor, Ramp Supervisor
Also known as Cargo Supervisor, Ground Operations Supervisor, Line Service Supervisor (LSS)
Cargo Supervisors supervise and coordinate the activities of ground crew in the loading, unloading, securing, and staging of aircraft cargo or baggage.
In addition, Cargo Supervisors
Cargo Supervisors are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Cargo Supervisors. More generally, Cargo Supervisors are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Cargo Supervisor is $53,610, and the average salary is $59,620. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Cargo Supervisor salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Cargo Supervisors earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Cargo Supervisors earn less than $35,920 per year, 25% earn less than $42,430, 75% earn less than $76,600, and 90% earn less than $86,530.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Cargo Supervisors is expected to change by 11.8%, and there should be roughly 1,400 open positions for Cargo Supervisors every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Cargo Supervisor are usually higher in their Enterprising and Realistic interests.
Cargo Supervisors typically have very strong Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Also, Cargo Supervisors typically have strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Cargo Supervisor tend to value Support, Independence, and Relationships.
Most importantly, Cargo Supervisors strongly value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Second, Cargo Supervisors strongly value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Lastly, Cargo Supervisors moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Cargo Supervisors must consistently demonstrate qualities such as integrity, self-control, and dependability.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Cargo Supervisors, ranked by importance:
Working as a Cargo Supervisor usually requires a high school diploma.
Cargo Supervisors need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Cargo Supervisors may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, public safety and security, or transportation knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Cargo Supervisors might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Cargo Supervisors must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Cargo Supervisors need abilities such as oral comprehension, oral expression, and problem sensitivity in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Cargo Supervisors, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Cargo Supervisors frequently use skills like critical thinking, management of personnel resources, and active listening to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Cargo Supervisors, ranked by their relative importance.
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