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Airport Service Workers


Salaries for airport service workers vary based on the size and location of the airport and the worker's job description and level of experience. In June 2019, reported the average salary for airport shuttle drivers was $28,226. The U.S. Department of Labor reported similar median annual earnings ($23,870) for parking lot attendants in May 2018. According to Career Trend, skycaps who work at the busiest airports can earn between $70,000 and $100,000 per year; tips account for a big part of the income and can top out at $300 per day for experienced skycaps. Most skycaps, however, earn less per year, with some estimates ranging between $16,640 and $20,800. Airport concession workers earn salaries that range from minimum wage to approximately $10 per hour. Food preparers earn an average wage of more than $9 an hour, or about $18,000 per year. Food service managers had median annual salaries of $54,240 in May 2018, according to the Department of Labor. Parking attendants earned salaries that ranged from less than $18,490 to $33,490 or more. Janitors had median annual earnings of $26,110, while baggage porters earned median annual salaries of $24,210.

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