Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops

Handle baggage for travelers at transportation terminals or for guests at hotels or similar establishments.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
44,740 2.9 % $11.40 $23,720 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.70 $8.45 $9.74 $12.70 $18.61
Annual Wage (2) $16,010 $17,570 $20,270 $26,420 $38,700


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 22,660 1.36 $10.63 $22,120
Support Activities for Air Transportation 7,400 4.79 $9.95 $20,690
Scheduled Air Transportation 6,530 1.59 $13.60 $28,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 970 0.02 $11.39 $23,700
Activities Related to Real Estate 830 0.15 $12.52 $26,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 7,400 4.79 $9.95 $20,690
Scheduled Air Transportation 6,530 1.59 $13.60 $28,280
Traveler Accommodation 22,660 1.36 $10.63 $22,120
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 110 0.63 $11.00 $22,870
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 170 0.42 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 290 0.13 $20.15 $41,900
State Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $19.53 $40,630
Civic and Social Organizations 160 0.04 $15.34 $31,910
Support Activities for Water Transportation (8) (8) $14.38 $29,910
Scheduled Air Transportation 6,530 1.59 $13.60 $28,280


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 6,600 0.79 2.25 $13.63 $28,350
California 5,420 0.39 1.10 $12.09 $25,150
Florida 4,400 0.62 1.76 $10.25 $21,330
Nevada 2,800 2.52 7.15 $11.96 $24,880
Arizona 2,640 1.11 3.17 $10.31 $21,440




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 2,800 2.52 7.15 $11.96 $24,880
Hawaii 1,130 1.98 5.63 $11.31 $23,520
Arizona 2,640 1.11 3.17 $10.31 $21,440
District of Columbia 680 1.06 3.01 $15.57 $32,390
Alaska 280 0.91 2.57 $12.45 $25,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 1,830 0.49 1.38 $17.30 $35,980
District of Columbia 680 1.06 3.01 $15.57 $32,390
New York 6,600 0.79 2.25 $13.63 $28,350
Alaska 280 0.91 2.57 $12.45 $25,900
Massachusetts 720 0.23 0.65 $12.16 $25,290

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,510 3.11 8.83 $12.25 $25,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,390 1.04 2.96 $11.29 $23,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,370 1.41 4.00 $10.41 $21,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,710 0.45 1.28 $12.23 $25,430
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.41 1.17 $10.94 $22,760
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 1,390 1.45 4.12 $9.38 $19,510
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 1.19 3.39 $14.34 $29,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 970 0.54 1.53 $10.82 $22,500
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 790 0.82 2.34 $9.47 $19,690
Honolulu, HI 650 1.54 4.39 $11.47 $23,860




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,510 3.11 8.83 $12.25 $25,480
Honolulu, HI 650 1.54 4.39 $11.47 $23,860
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 210 1.52 4.33 $9.97 $20,730
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 1,390 1.45 4.12 $9.38 $19,510
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,370 1.41 4.00 $10.41 $21,650
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 140 1.41 3.99 $9.20 $19,140
Reno-Sparks, NV 250 1.33 3.78 $9.51 $19,790
Napa, CA 80 1.32 3.75 $9.86 $20,510
Anchorage, AK 210 1.30 3.68 $11.16 $23,210
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 1.19 3.39 $14.34 $29,830




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 1.19 3.39 $14.34 $29,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.73 $28,560
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 420 0.38 1.09 $13.67 $28,440
Naples-Marco Island, FL 100 0.87 2.47 $12.90 $26,830
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 110 0.25 0.72 $12.49 $25,970
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 220 0.26 0.75 $12.41 $25,810
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 240 0.48 1.36 $12.38 $25,750
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 510 0.31 0.88 $12.31 $25,600
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,510 3.11 8.83 $12.25 $25,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,710 0.45 1.28 $12.23 $25,430

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 480 3.20 9.10 $11.09 $23,070
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 1.66 4.73 $9.78 $20,340
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 1.40 $9.23 $19,190
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 70 0.68 1.92 $9.30 $19,350
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 1.13 $8.67 $18,030

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 480 3.20 9.10 $11.09 $23,070
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 1.66 4.73 $9.78 $20,340
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 1.33 3.78 $8.44 $17,550
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.99 2.80 $19.46 $40,470
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 70 0.68 1.92 $9.30 $19,350

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.99 2.80 $19.46 $40,470
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.53 $28,140
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.54 1.53 $12.24 $25,470
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 480 3.20 9.10 $11.09 $23,070
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.41 $21,650


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011