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How Much Does a Baggage Handler Make Per Year? Average Baggage Handler Salary

The job outlook for baggage handlers is good. A baggage handler loads or unloads suitcases or baggage and other cargo for transport at airports. Better known as rampers in the airline industry for handling cargo on the ramp or tarmac, baggage handlers also serve as bag room, operations, and air freight warehouse agents. They are paid at hourly rates of $15 to $20 per hour, amounting to about $30,000 to $40,000 annually. In addition to salary baggage handlers get on-the-job training as well as medical and retirement benefits. Denver, Houston, Chicago and Atlanta ate the cities that offer a higher salary to baggage handlers.

by Margaret Walker on Fri, 01/14/2011 - 04:26

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