Airport Utility Worker

Service aircrafts, working as a member of the crew.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$19,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Airport Utility Workers do?

Services aircraft, working as member of crew, performing any combination of following tasks: Directs incoming and outgoing aircraft near terminal area to assist pilot’s maneuvering of aircraft, using visual hand or light signals. Operates service vehicles to replenish fuel, water, and waste system chemicals and to remove liquid waste. Cleans exterior or interior of aircraft, using portable platform, ladders, brushes, rags, waterhose, and vacuum. Positions and removes boarding platform to unload or load aircraft passengers. Unloads and loads luggage and cargo from aircraft, using tow truck with luggage carts. Traces lost baggage for customers and prepares lost baggage claims.


Should I be an Airport Utility Worker?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to become an Airport Utility Worker

    We recommend at least an Associate's degree. Check out these schools offering Airport Utility Worker-related education!
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