Airport Service Workers

The term airport service worker is a general designation for a wide variety of workers who are employed in support occupations at airports. Many of these workers deal directly with the public in sales- and service-based occupations. Others perform behind-the-scenes maintenance and cleaning services that keep public and private areas of airports clean and operating efficiently.

Quick Facts
Duties Provide a variety of support services at airports such as retail sales, maintenance, parking and baggage help, and food service
Alternate Title(s) Airport Concession Workers, Airport Food Concession Attendants, Airport Food Service Workers, Airport Information Specialists, Airport Janitors or Cleaners, Airport Parking Attendants, Baggage Porters, Skycaps
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Excellent
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas—especially in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Dallas, and other airline hubs
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Speech
Experience On-the-job training
  • Business Management
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Helpful
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Manager or Small Business Owner
  • Experienced Airport Service Worker
  • Entry-Level Airport Service Worker

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