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We've calculated that the average salary at Airborne Express is $51K based on 74 user-submitted salaries A total of 21 Airborne Express employees gave Airborne Express an average happiness rating of 4.4 out of 5.0.

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Current CEO: Carlton D. Donaway

In the competitive arena of logistics, Airborne Express is a strong contender. Because of the nature of the work, anyone looking for a predictable nine-to-five schedule should look elsewhere. The company has been around for more than 60 years, and job seekers looking for employment in this fast-paced industry would be wise to consider this international company.

Profile and overview of the company:

Airborne Express, an express delivery company and cargo airline, is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with its hub located in Wilmington, OH. The company was founded in 1946 as the Airborne Flower Traffic Association, and its original mission was to fly flowers from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland. Growth over the years was slow but steady.

• In 1968 the company moved its headquarters to Seattle, and in 1980 changed its name to Airborne Express. That same year, it bought Clinton County Air Force Base in Wilmington and became the first airline in history to own its own airport.

• In 1988 Airborne began offering same day delivery, after buying Sky Courier, now DHL SameDay.

• In 1993 it introduced the Airborne Logistics System, which provided the company with warehousing and distribution services. A year later Airborne opened its Ocean Services Division, and opened relations with Vietnam.

• In 1998 the company was placed on the Fortune 500 list for the first time, and its airline won an award from a national business consumer publication.

• In 2000 Carl Dunaway became the company’s president, and Airborne started a ground delivery service. Two years later Airborne shareholders approved the acquisition of Airborne by DHL, based in Brussels, Belgium.

Airborne’s chief executive officer is now Carlton D. Donaway, its current president and chief operating officer.

With its 24-hour, seven day a week schedule, working at Airborne Express is never boring. Job candidates should do their research to learn as much as they can about the company before submitting their resume. Airborne Express careers can lead to any number of opportunities around the globe. The company delivers to international destinations in dozens of countries, using air freight, ocean freight and road and rail freight as needed. With so many different countries the company services, the Airborne Express culture is truly global. Jobs opportunities exist for customs brokerage agents, domestic agents, field service agents, entry processors, sales executives, customer care specialists, import and export agents, and many other areas. Pilots are needed to fly the cargo planes, drivers are always needed to make deliveries, and mechanics are needed to maintain the company’s fleet of delivery trucks. Hard workers are rewarded by generous Airborne Express benefits.

What jobs pay the most at Airborne Express?

District Manager is the highest paying job at Airborne Express at 104,000 annually.

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