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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 February 2016, reported the average salary for airport shuttle drivers was $28,000. reported hourly wages of $11 to $12 for parking lot attendants and drivers, which is an annual salary of about $22,000 to $24,000. According to, 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 between $16,960 and $35,450. 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 $48,560 in May 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaried parking attendants earned salaries that ranged from less than $17,070 to $29,410 or more. Janitors and cleaners had median annual salaries of $22,840. Janitorial managers had median annual earnings of $36,270. Customer service representatives, including airport information specialists, earned a median hourly wage of $15.00, or nearly $31,200 per year.

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