Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
44,170 2.9 % $11.48 $23,880 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.15 $8.73 $10.06 $13.31 $17.04
Annual Wage (2) $16,960 $18,160 $20,930 $27,690 $35,450


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 24,560 1.32 $11.37 $23,650
Support Activities for Air Transportation 9,510 5.47 $10.45 $21,740
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,290 0.21 $14.59 $30,350
Lessors of Real Estate 1,290 0.23 $16.55 $34,420
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,120 0.27 $11.66 $24,240

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 9,510 5.47 $10.45 $21,740
Traveler Accommodation 24,560 1.32 $11.37 $23,650
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 210 0.57 $11.32 $23,550
Other Personal Services 1,040 0.37 $9.50 $19,760
Gambling Industries 900 0.34 $9.75 $20,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 180 0.08 $20.57 $42,780
Lessors of Real Estate 1,290 0.23 $16.55 $34,420
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 50 0.04 $14.98 $31,150
Civic and Social Organizations 150 0.04 $14.62 $30,420
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,290 0.21 $14.59 $30,350


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)
Florida 9,360 1.22 3.73 $10.66 $22,180
California 5,150 0.34 1.04 $11.60 $24,130
New York 5,020 0.57 1.74 $15.77 $32,790
Nevada 3,160 2.66 8.12 $12.91 $26,850
Virginia 1,820 0.50 1.53 $9.99 $20,780



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 3,160 2.66 8.12 $12.91 $26,850
Hawaii 1,210 1.97 6.03 $12.58 $26,170
Florida 9,360 1.22 3.73 $10.66 $22,180
District of Columbia 680 1.01 3.08 $16.83 $35,010
New York 5,020 0.57 1.74 $15.77 $32,790



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 680 1.01 3.08 $16.83 $35,010
New York 5,020 0.57 1.74 $15.77 $32,790
Nevada 3,160 2.66 8.12 $12.91 $26,850
Illinois 1,420 0.25 0.75 $12.61 $26,230
Hawaii 1,210 1.97 6.03 $12.58 $26,170




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,040 0.75 2.29 $16.53 $34,390
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,110 2.88 8.81 $9.76 $20,310
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,900 3.33 10.19 $13.29 $27,640
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,840 2.71 8.30 $11.66 $24,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,110 0.89 2.71 $11.86 $24,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.46 1.40 $11.64 $24,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.36 1.09 $12.66 $26,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 820 0.34 1.04 $10.61 $22,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 770 0.41 1.26 $10.50 $21,840
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 710 0.93 2.86 $10.21 $21,230



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 2,900 3.33 10.19 $13.29 $27,640
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,110 2.88 8.81 $9.76 $20,310
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,840 2.71 8.30 $11.66 $24,260
Napa, CA 110 1.66 5.08 $10.12 $21,050
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 200 1.50 4.60 $12.02 $24,990
Honolulu, HI 640 1.42 4.35 $12.61 $26,240
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 130 1.27 3.88 $9.12 $18,960
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 610 1.12 3.42 $12.41 $25,810
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 130 1.04 3.18 $9.81 $20,410
Reno-Sparks, NV 190 0.97 2.98 $8.29 $17,250



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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,040 0.75 2.29 $16.53 $34,390
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.61 1.85 $14.12 $29,360
Naples-Marco Island, FL 120 0.92 2.82 $13.88 $28,860
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.31 $13.36 $27,800
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,900 3.33 10.19 $13.29 $27,640
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.36 1.09 $12.66 $26,330
Honolulu, HI 640 1.42 4.35 $12.61 $26,240
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.07 0.22 $12.57 $26,150
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 610 1.12 3.42 $12.41 $25,810
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.17 $12.26 $25,510

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 570 3.47 10.61 $12.54 $26,090
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 240 3.04 9.29 $10.85 $22,580
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.34 1.03 (8) (8)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.84 2.57 $10.50 $21,840
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.98 3.00 $9.46 $19,670

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 570 3.47 10.61 $12.54 $26,090
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 240 3.04 9.29 $10.85 $22,580
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.98 3.00 $9.46 $19,670
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.91 2.79 (8) (8)
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.89 2.73 $8.46 $17,590

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.70 $12.78 $26,580
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 570 3.47 10.61 $12.54 $26,090
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 1.56 $11.57 $24,070
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 2.61 $11.14 $23,180
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 240 3.04 9.29 $10.85 $22,580


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015