Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices. Topic S06-09. Compensation for the Modern Airport Employee

Competition for skilled and professional individuals has increased across all industries, and it has become challenging for airports to recruit and retain individuals that are essential to keeping an airport running (e.g., operational and maintenance staff). These airport employees usually work in a 24-hour environment, and airports have found it difficult to increase pay to competitive levels compared to other industries. This has made it challenging to attract new employees and retain current employees. Therefore, it is important for the organization to consider all options when developing or revising employee benefits (e.g., pay, time off, retirement, health & wellness). The objective of this synthesis is to describe innovative employee benefit incentives airports use to attract and retain skilled employees.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic S06-09

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Christensen, Jordan

  • Start Date: 20240220
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01909017
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic S06-09
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 20 2024 7:59PM