Salaries can vary greatly by specific job title, but airport managers make anywhere from around $97,000 to nearly $170,000 per year on average. There are many different airport management positions, including HR management, financial management, personnel management and more.
According to the Houston Chronicle, at the highest level, chief executives in the industry can earn nearly $170,000 per year on average. Those employed in HR earn around $116,000 per year, while HR managers specializing in employee training and development earn less, at around $98,000 annually. General financial managers report earnings of around $135,000 per year. Computer and technical system managers earn about $125,000 annually. Personnel managers report earnings of around $117,000. Transportation, distribution and storage managers report the lowest salaries, at approximately $97,000 per year on average.