This occupation has a very low probability of automation.

6.6% probability

of automation

5.9% growth

projected to 2026

7,600 employed

currently in the US

$51,900 annual wage

US, median ($24.95 hourly)

What they do

Supervise and coordinate the activities of ground crew in the loading, unloading, securing, and staging of aircraft cargo or baggage. May determine the quantity and orientation of cargo and compute aircraft center of gravity. May accompany aircraft as member of flight crew and monitor and handle cargo in flight, and assist and brief passengers on safety and emergency procedures. Includes loadmasters.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 6.6% likely to be automated. It ranks 149 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 7,600 people have this job. They earn $51,900 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $394,440,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $24.95.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 5.9% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 8,100 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).