Airport administration manager - Salary and Career
Air transport technicians

Airport administration manager - Career description, activities, functions and salary

Develop and implement a flight safety program and aeronautical emergency plan. They control air traffic on the ground and in the air, promote airport security. They plan flights, dispatch flights, embark and disembark passengers. They carry out inspections in restricted security areas. Supervise activities of the civil aviation system and provide training.

How much does an Airport administration manager earn

A Airport administration manager earns between $1.400 and $24.236 per month, with an average monthly salary of $7.027 and a median salary of $4.000 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 57 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Airport administration manager

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 7.027 84.318 1.757 34
1º Quartile 1.400 16.799 350 7
Median Salary 4.000 48.000 1.000 20
3º Quartile 18.483 221.800 4.621 90
Higher Salary 24.236 290.830 6.059 118


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in transport services
      • transport technicians (logistics)
        • air transport technicians

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Main workplaces

Air transport technicians they work in infraero, in agencies and in air transport companies and the like. They are civil and military personnel in the aeronautics, salaried, with a formal contract. They are organized as a team, under permanent or occasional supervision. They work indoors and outdoors. Working hours can be daytime, nighttime, irregular and in shifts, with face-to-face work. There are special rules for the flight controller. Some of the activities performed are subject to noise exposure and stress.


What does it take to work in the field of Air transport technicians

The exercise of these occupations requires a minimum of high school education plus specialization courses ranging from two hundred to more than four hundred class hours. There is a tendency to increase qualifications and part of it is acquired on the job, there is a tendency to rotate roles in airlines with the configuration of a new type of professional, multipurpose. For the full exercise of the activities, three to five years of experience are required.


Functions and activities of Airport administration manager

Air transport technicians must:

  • perform inspection in restricted security areas (ars);
  • perform inspection in restricted security areas (ars);
  • serve customers and users of the civil aviation system;
  • take passengers and baggage;
  • control air traffic;
  • boarding passengers and baggage;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • plan flight;
  • disembark passengers;
  • minister training;
  • dispatch flights;
  • delivering training;
  • ship passengers and baggage;
  • perform safety restricted area inspection (ars);
  • serving customers and users of the civil aviation system;
  • supervise civil aviation system activities;
  • communicate;
  • perform security restricted area inspection (ars);
  • promote airport security;
  • service customers and users of the civil aviation system;
  • board passengers and baggage;
  • perform inspection in restricted safety areas (ars);
  • provide flight security;
  • provide flight safety;
  • inspect civil aviation system activities;

  • Activities

    • act with self-control;
    • fill in flight progression sheet;
    • report;
    • make airspace available for air activity;
    • send hazard report to relevant bodies;
    • set route, flight level, fuel consumption, according to technical specifications of the aircraft;
    • record air traffic violation;
    • testing equipment;
    • inform armed passengers about the existence of others in the same situation;
    • fill out weight and balance manifest form;
    • make boarding calls according to priority;
    • keep your driver's license up to date (technical qualification certificate-cht and qualification certificate in security-chs);
    • store unaccompanied luggage (rush, lost or forgotten);
    • trigger mechanisms to assist aircraft in aeronautical emergency;
    • suspend operations at the aerodrome under special conditions;
    • highlight boarding pass;
    • direct passengers to arrivals hall;
    • check technical proficiency of airmen;
    • determine distribution of cargo and baggage in the holds;
    • make flight reservations;
    • inform the number of on-board services;
    • complete reports;
    • systemic vision capacity;
    • conducting lectures related to flight safety;
    • inspect technical operational procedures and safety of airlines and airport administration ;
    • assess weather conditions on final approach;
    • adjust flight conditions according to the origin and destination runways (size, temperature and others) );
    • provide collection of objects that may cause damage to aircraft ;
    • fill in avsec dispatches and forms;
    • clarity;
    • supervise aeronaut law enforcement;
    • inspect cabotage practice by foreign-flagged aircraft in national territory;
    • operate equipment;
    • supervise operating conditions of safety equipment ( stretchers and others);
    • providing accommodation and compensation in cases of overbooking, cancellation, delay and return according to specific legislation;
    • develop an airport security plan (psa);
    • adop security level;
    • identify objects that may cause damage to aircraft/passengers ;
    • provide medical emergency care;
    • request consent from passengers for personal search;
    • control the transport of dangerous and controlled goods;
    • monitor tv surveillance system;
    • collect signatures on the weight and balance manifest;
    • remove luggage from passengers missing boarding;
    • check documentation and ticket;
    • follow safety procedures;
    • packing, in accordance with current legislation, declared special objects;
    • approve flight plan;
    • selling tickets;
    • inform commander about updated weather report;
    • activate alert service;
    • perform ramp control;
    • collect prohibited and/or dangerous objects;
    • establish procedures for the transportation of valuables;
    • inspect airworthiness and aircraft maintenance;
    • create reports;
    • keep a current qualification certificate (technical qualification certificate-cht and qualification certificate in security-chs);
    • troubleshooting;
    • provide information regarding navigation aid and aerodrome conditions;
    • check specific documentation for the transport of atypical objects;
    • log air traffic incidents;
    • activate the competent body;
    • implement airport security and operations guidelines;
    • analyze meteorological and aeronautical information;
    • approve airline security plan;
    • systemic vision ability;
    • record occurrences in ars;
    • keep your current driver's license certificate (technical qualification certificate-cht and qualification certificate in security-chs);
    • inspect aeronaut law enforcement;
    • inform crew number of people on board and existence of special passengers;
    • supply the flight information system (siv) with updated data;
    • collect information passed by flight planning;
    • make land and air communication via radiotelephony;
    • request authorization for air traffic control outside the area of responsibility;
    • instructing personnel in qualification courses;
    • delivering lectures related to flight safety;
    • coordinate with adjacent control bodies;
    • focused and diffused attention;
    • develop flight security program at the airport;
    • open a case for missing or damaged baggage;
    • request removal of metallic, electronic and personal objects;
    • distribute emergency plan to civil aviation system bodies;
    • trigger mechanisms to respond to aircraft in aeronautical emergencies;
    • inspect activities of auxiliary air transport service companies;
    • maintain constant surveillance of traffic, airspace and operational areas of responsibility;
    • provide services of surveillance and radar vectoring;
    • conduct courses and lectures related to airport security;
    • notify the administration of fire outbreaks and invasion of the airport site;
    • perform personal search by probing;
    • collect information about the number of passengers, cargo and baggage;
    • organize physical airport space;
    • use epi;
    • inspect airport infrastructure conditions;
    • rapidity of reflexes;
    • verify employee and vehicle credentials;
    • accredit people and vehicles for access to restricted areas;
    • inspect cabotage practice by foreign flag aircraft in national territory;
    • develop an aviation emergency plan;
    • organization;
    • trigger bird inhibitor devices at the airport site;
    • request disposal of prohibited and/or dangerous objects;
    • objectivity;
    • monitor data entered in the flight information system (siv);
    • authorize aircraft door closing;
    • keep separate aircraft in flight;
    • notify the commander of the existence of armed passengers on board;
    • authorize flight level change and detour;
    • visual acuity;
    • call waiting list;
    • apply procedures according to ppaa;
    • join meetings;
    • post safety procedure notices;
    • inspect aircraft documentation;
    • request baggage claim for missing passengers;
    • apply questionnaire (profile);
    • forward connecting passengers;
    • inspect pilot schools, aero clubs and aviation clubs (operational procedures and documents);
    • accompany provision and service teams on board;
    • authorize takeoff and landing;
    • subject to violators according to the brazilian aeronautical code and complementary legislation;
    • authorize aircraft door to close;
    • observe passenger behavior;
    • check equipment operation;
    • inspect hand luggage (size and volume);
    • adopt procedures for initial investigation of aeronautical incidents and accidents;
    • supervise activities of auxiliary air transport service companies;
    • monitor interns and trainees;
    • work as a team;
    • control access and circulation in restricted areas;
    • synthesis ability;
    • fill in the weight and balance manifest form;
    • initiative;
    • notify management about the presence of abandoned objects;
    • adopt security level;
    • disseminate the philosophy of the investigation and prevention system of aeronautical accidents (sipaer);
    • provide general information;
    • perform land and air communication via radiotelephony;
    • issue authorization to overfly foreign aircraft;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • monitor the closing of the aircraft doors;
    • register customer and user complaints;
    • request area isolation;
    • sell tickets;
    • sensory ability;
    • disembark special passengers (ill, prisoners, pregnant women and those with limited mobility);
    • public speaking;
    • approve the aeronautical accident prevention program (ppaa);
    • ability to observe;
    • keep up-to-date driver's license (technical qualification certificate-cht and qualification certificate in security-chs);
    • transmit flight plan to the aeronautical information unit;
    • identify passengers missing boarding;
    • check the total number of passengers on board;
    • conduct meetings to discuss issues related to flight safety;
    • work as a team;
    • tagging baggage;
    • record occurrences of aeronautical incidents and accidents;
    • inspect the opening and call of the waiting list;
    • inspect employees and vehicles;
    • leadership ability;
    • inspect activities of the aeronautical maintenance workshop;
    • inform the number of in-flight services;
    • supervise the practice of security measures according to the security level of the airport;
    • authorize start of descent for approach and landing procedure;
    • allow taxiing, movement of people and vehicles in the maneuvering areas;


    Sectors that hire Airport administration manager the most in the job market

    • air transport auxiliary activities
    • airports and landing fields operation
    • wholesale of alcohol fuel, biodiesel, gasoline and other petroleum derivatives
    • regular passenger air transport
    • engineering services
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • road transport of dangerous goods
    • travel goods retailer
    • other air transport services for non-scheduled passengers
    • retailer of live animals and pet food and supplies




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