Employment

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GENERAL MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EMPLOYER INFORMATION
Below is a list of addresses of the personnel departments for the major employers at General Mitchell International Airport. To find out more about jobs with these companies, use the Web site link, phone number or address listed for each employer.


GENERAL MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
ADMINISTRATION/
OPERATIONS/MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAL

AIRLINES

AIRCRAFT CHARTER


AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE


AIRPORT/AIRLINE FOOD SERVICE


AIRPORT SHOPS


SKYCAPS AND WHEELCHAIR SERVICES


AIR FREIGHT CARRIERS


AIRCRAFT SERVICING


AIRLINE SERVICES


PARKING STRUCTURE MANAGEMENT


RENTAL CAR AGENCIES


AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL/FLIGHT SAFETY/SECURITY



CAREERS IN AVIATION
The aviation industry offers career opportunities to suit many interests and backgrounds, and as aviation remains an integral part of our society, there will be a growing need for qualified personnel. AOPA provides this look at careers in aviation for you as you plan for your future. These salaries are approximate. Actual salaries may be more or less than indicated.

CAREER
TITLE
SALARY
RANGE
PREREQUISITE
EDUCATION
WHO
EMPLOYS
Agricultural Pilot $8,000-$36,000 No mandatory level, high school preferred Agricultural operations, large farms
Airline Pilot $40,000-$235,000 College preferred, some airlines require four-year degree Airlines
Airline First Officer $15,000-$150,000 College preferred, some airlines require four-year degree Airlines
Air Taxi Pilot $8-$24/hr No mandatory level, high school preferred Local fixed base operators, aviation service companies
Air Taxi First Officer $8-$15/hr No mandatory level, high school preferred Local fixed base operators, aviation service companies
Corporate Pilot $42,000-$84,000 No mandatory level, high school preferred, some companies require four-year degree Major corporations with flight departments
Corporate First Officer $42,000-$42,000 No mandatory level, high school preferred, some companies require four-year degree Major corporations with flight departments
Flight Instructor $5-$24/hr High school preferred Flight schools, some colleges
Helicopter Pilot $5-$24/hr Specialized training Helicopter operators
Ferry Pilot $12,000-$65,000 High school preferred Aircraft mfrs, aircraft dealers
Flight Engineer $12,000-$78,000 Two years college preferred Major airlines
Test Pilot $25,000-$84,000 Aeronautical engineering degree preferred Aircraft mfrs
Military Pilot $20,000-$72,000 College degree U.S. Armed Forces
Astronaut $40,000-$78,000 Engineering, physical science of physics degree NASA


AIRLINE AND AIRPORT OPERATION

Air Freight/ Cargo Agent $12,000-$43,000 High school diploma, experience in shipping Airlines, airfreight
Equipment Operator $12,000-$34,000 High school diploma preferred Airlines, airports
Construction Worker $25,000-$42,000 High school diploma; trade school preferred Airports
Refueling Persons $5-$22/hr High school diploma Airports, airlines
Airport Manager $18,000-$220,000 Degree in airport management or business administration Airports, airport authorities
Personnel Manager $30,000-$60,000 College degree Large airports, airlines, FAA, mfrs
Operations Chief $18,000-$72,000 College degree Large airports
Aviation Safety Inspector $31,000-$60,000 Experience as pilot or mechanic or an engineering degree FAA
Air Traffic Controller $27,000-$54,000 FAA training; college preferred FAA, military, some airlines
Traffic Manager $35,000-$54,000 Degree in air transport operations Airlines, airfreight
Flight Dispatcher $22,500-$60,000 Experience needed, college preferred Major and commuter airlines
Customer Services Rep $17,000-37,000 High school diploma & business experience Major and commuter airlines
Ticket Agent $12,000-$37,000 High school diploma, two years college preferred Airlines
Reservations Sales Agent $12,000-$37,000 High school diploma Airlines
Flight Attendants $18,000-$53,000 High school diploma, two years college preferred Major airlines
Baggage Handlers $5.10-$18/hr High school diploma Airlines
Sky Caps $8,000-$25,000
Plus tips
High school diploma preferred Airports, airlines
Cargo Handlers $12,000-$40,000 High school diploma preferred Airlines
Fire and Crash Rescue $16,000-$48,000 College preferred; technical school required Each medium to large airport has a crash rescue team
Ramp Service Person $5.50-$18/hr High school diploma preferred Airports, airlines


INDUSTRIAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES

Airframe Mechanic $13,000-$46,000 High school diploma and formal training Airlines, airports
Powerplant Mechanic $13,000-$46,000 High school diploma and formal training Airlines, airports
A&P Mechanic $13,000-$54,000 High school diploma and formal training Airlines, airports
Avionic Technicians $13,000-$48,000 High school diploma and formal training Airlines, small airports, fixed base operators


AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

Sheet Metal Worker $16,000-$25,000 Trade school Aircraft manufacturers
Tool & Die Makers $15-$23/hr High school diploma, four years experience Aircraft manufacturers
Assemblers & Installers $11-$16/hr High school diploma Aircraft manufacturers
Quality Control Personnel $20,000-$42,000 High school diploma Aircraft manufacturers


LAW-RELATED SERVICES

Aviation Attorney $26,000-$120,000 Law degree FAA, airlines, state aviation depts., private law firms
Sky Marshal (Air Transportation Security Officer) $25,000-$65,000 High school diploma, police academy and police experience FAA
DEA Agents $23,000-$60,000 Four years experience or four years college (2.9 overall GPA) Local, county, state, federal gov't
Police $25,000-$52,000 Two years criminal justice experience Airport management
Customs Agents $23,000-$44,000 Four years college Federal gov't
Security Officers $12,000-$24,000 High school diploma Airlines, airports
Inspectors $15,000-$30,000 High school diploma Construction companies
Immigration/Naturalization Officials $23,000-$60,000 Four years college Federal gov't
Accident Investigator $21,000-$60,000 Four years college & experience NTSB, insurance companies
Security Specialist $15,000-$48,000 High school diploma and law enforcement experience FAA


HEALTH SERVICES

Flight Physician $44,000-$112,000 Medical degree Major airlines, NASA, FAA, military, private practice with specialty in aviation


ADMINISTRATIVE AND MANAGERIAL SERVICES

Advertising $25,000-$90,000 College degree preferred; experience in field Airlines
Travel Agents $8.50/hr-$36,000 Training in field Travel agencies
Adminstrative Assistant $18,000-$34,000 High school diploma Mfrs, airports, airlines, FAA
Office machine operators $15,000-$17,000 High school diploma Mfrs, airports, airlines, FAA
Teletypist $13,000-$34,000 High school diploma and teletype training, 40 WPM Airlines, Nat'l Weather Service
Computer Scientist $25,000-$60,000 Computer science degree Airlines, FAA, mfrs
Supervisor of Operations, Airports $36,000-$58,000 Four-year college degree Large airports


FOOD SERVICE PERSONNEL

Food Preparers $5.89-$16/hr High school diploma Airlines and airline catering businesses, large airports
Operations Supervisor $3,000-$90,000 Four-year college degree Airlines, airports, mfrs, aviation service companies

Information reprinted with the permission of the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

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