First-Line Supervisors of Passenger Attendants
53-1044.00

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

Supervise and coordinate activities of passenger attendants.

Sample of reported job titles: On Car Supervisor, Transportation Supervisor

Occupation-Specific Information

Tasks

  • Analyze and record personnel or operational data and write related activity reports.
  • Apply customer feedback to service improvement efforts.
  • Compute or estimate cash, payroll, transportation, or personnel requirements.
  • Confer with customers, supervisors, contractors, or other personnel to exchange information or to resolve problems.
  • Direct or coordinate the activities of workers, such as flight or car attendants.
  • Enforce safety rules and regulations.
  • Explain and demonstrate work tasks to new workers or assign training tasks to experienced workers.
  • Inform workers about interests or special needs of specific groups.
  • Inspect materials, stock, vehicles, equipment, or facilities to ensure that they are safe, free of defects, and consistent with specifications.
  • Inspect work areas or operating equipment to ensure conformance to established standards in areas such as cleanliness or maintenance.
  • Meet with managers or other supervisors to stay informed of changes affecting operations.
  • Observe and evaluate workers' appearance and performance to ensure quality service and compliance with specifications.
  • Participate in continuing education to stay abreast of industry trends and developments.
  • Recommend and implement measures to improve worker motivation, work methods, or customer services.
  • Recruit and hire staff members.
  • Requisition necessary supplies, equipment, or services.
  • Resolve customer complaints regarding worker performance or services rendered.
  • Take disciplinary action to address performance problems.
  • Train workers in proper operational procedures and functions and explain company policies.

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Technology Skills

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Occupational Requirements

Detailed Work Activities

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Experience Requirements

Job Zone

Title
Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Education
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Related Experience
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Job Training
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples
These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include hydroelectric production managers, desktop publishers, electricians, agricultural technicians, barbers, court reporters and simultaneous captioners, and medical assistants.
SVP Range
1-2 years of preparation (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Training & Credentials

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Certifications
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Workforce Characteristics

Wages & Employment Trends

Median wage data for First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors.
Employment data for First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors.
Industry data for First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors.
Median wages (2021)
$26.37 hourly, $54,850 annual
State wages
Local wages
Employment (2021)
561,800 employees
Projected growth (2021-2031)
Average (4% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2021-2031)
71,300
State trends
Top industries (2021)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021 wage data external site and 2021-2031 employment projections external site. “Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2021-2031). “Projected job openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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Job Openings on the Web

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