Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

53-6061 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants

Provide services to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers aboard ships, buses, trains, or within the station or terminal. Perform duties such as greeting passengers, explaining the use of safety equipment, serving meals or beverages, or answering questions related to travel. Excludes "Baggage Porters and Bellhops" (39-6011).


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)
15,680 7.1 % $14.68 $30,540 3.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.71 $9.46 $12.47 $16.91 $26.35
Annual Wage (2) $18,110 $19,680 $25,930 $35,180 $54,800


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)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 3,390 1.84 $11.49 $23,910
Rail Transportation 1,710 0.79 $20.75 $43,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,690 0.03 (8) (8)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,370 0.02 $12.13 $25,240
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1,080 0.51 $12.51 $26,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 1,080 7.37 $12.15 $25,260
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 140 5.00 $12.53 $26,060
Support Activities for Air Transportation 3,390 1.84 $11.49 $23,910
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 640 1.61 $22.78 $47,380
Rail Transportation 1,710 0.79 $20.75 $43,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 150 0.01 $24.30 $50,540
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 640 1.61 $22.78 $47,380
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 40 0.10 $22.21 $46,200
Rail Transportation 1,710 0.79 $20.75 $43,150
Charter Bus Industry (8) (8) $15.64 $32,520


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)
California 3,830 0.25 2.17 $19.60 $40,770
New York 1,450 0.16 1.42 $12.10 $25,160
Texas 970 0.08 0.73 $13.79 $28,680
Illinois 890 0.15 1.33 $12.11 $25,180
Hawaii 690 1.11 9.76 $11.84 $24,630



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)
Alaska 420 1.27 11.19 $17.09 $35,540
Hawaii 690 1.11 9.76 $11.84 $24,630
Nevada 420 0.34 2.98 $14.28 $29,690
Utah 340 0.25 2.23 $13.31 $27,680
California 3,830 0.25 2.17 $19.60 $40,770



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,830 0.25 2.17 $19.60 $40,770
Florida 410 0.05 0.45 $18.17 $37,790
Alaska 420 1.27 11.19 $17.09 $35,540
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $15.78 $32,810
Nevada 420 0.34 2.98 $14.28 $29,690




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.23 2.06 $12.38 $25,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.26 2.26 $13.39 $27,850
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 580 0.60 5.26 $13.69 $28,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 520 0.21 1.88 $19.33 $40,210
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 420 0.46 4.05 $14.28 $29,690
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 320 0.36 3.16 $8.54 $17,760
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 300 4.16 36.58 $11.18 $23,260
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 180 0.10 0.84 $11.05 $22,980
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 170 0.16 1.45 $10.36 $21,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 160 0.06 0.49 $13.66 $28,400



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)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 300 4.16 36.58 $11.18 $23,260
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 580 0.60 5.26 $13.69 $28,480
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 130 0.55 4.85 $10.64 $22,130
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 420 0.46 4.05 $14.28 $29,690
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 320 0.36 3.16 $8.54 $17,760
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 150 0.27 2.38 $13.00 $27,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.26 2.26 $13.39 $27,850
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.23 2.06 $12.38 $25,750
Salt Lake City, UT 150 0.22 1.96 $16.97 $35,290
Richmond, VA 130 0.22 1.91 $9.44 $19,640



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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 520 0.21 1.88 $19.33 $40,210
Salt Lake City, UT 150 0.22 1.96 $16.97 $35,290
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.10 0.87 $15.42 $32,070
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $14.81 $30,800
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.37 $29,880
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 420 0.46 4.05 $14.28 $29,690
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 110 0.09 0.78 $13.93 $28,970
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 580 0.60 5.26 $13.69 $28,480
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 160 0.06 0.49 $13.66 $28,400
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.11 0.95 $13.45 $27,970

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 270 7.45 65.51 $18.26 $37,970
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 1.37 12.02 $14.99 $31,170
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.75 $8.17 $17,000

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 270 7.45 65.51 $18.26 $37,970
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 1.37 12.02 $14.99 $31,170
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.75 $8.17 $17,000

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 270 7.45 65.51 $18.26 $37,970
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 1.37 12.02 $14.99 $31,170
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.02 $29,160
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.75 $8.17 $17,000


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016