Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
40,480 3.2 % $11.10 $23,090 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.97 $8.61 $9.64 $12.83 $15.49
Annual Wage (2) $16,580 $17,900 $20,050 $26,690 $32,220


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 23,310 1.34 $10.97 $22,820
Support Activities for Air Transportation 8,670 5.42 $10.49 $21,820
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,690 0.40 $11.09 $23,070
Lessors of Real Estate 880 0.16 $15.44 $32,110
Local Government (OES Designation) 710 0.01 $10.38 $21,590

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 8,670 5.42 $10.49 $21,820
Traveler Accommodation 23,310 1.34 $10.97 $22,820
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 170 0.42 $13.44 $27,950
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,690 0.40 $11.09 $23,070
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 50 0.30 $12.52 $26,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 270 0.12 $20.77 $43,210
Civic and Social Organizations 160 0.04 $15.62 $32,490
Lessors of Real Estate 880 0.16 $15.44 $32,110
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 40 0.03 $14.78 $30,740
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 170 0.42 $13.44 $27,950


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 6,270 0.86 2.78 $10.91 $22,680
New York 4,680 0.55 1.76 $14.15 $29,440
California 4,270 0.30 0.96 $11.55 $24,030
Nevada 2,790 2.48 7.97 $12.20 $25,380
Texas 2,050 0.19 0.62 $9.56 $19,880




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 2,790 2.48 7.97 $12.20 $25,380
Hawaii 1,280 2.17 6.98 $11.87 $24,700
District of Columbia 630 0.96 3.11 $16.09 $33,470
Florida 6,270 0.86 2.78 $10.91 $22,680
Virginia 2,030 0.56 1.81 $9.62 $20,010




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 630 0.96 3.11 $16.09 $33,470
New York 4,680 0.55 1.76 $14.15 $29,440
Wyoming 60 0.23 0.74 $12.49 $25,970
Maryland 500 0.20 0.64 $12.27 $25,510
Nevada 2,790 2.48 7.97 $12.20 $25,380





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 3,810 0.74 2.38 $14.34 $29,840
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,780 2.78 8.95 $11.82 $24,580
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,580 3.15 10.15 $12.50 $26,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,280 0.97 3.13 $11.15 $23,190
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,680 1.66 5.36 $9.66 $20,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,460 0.38 1.22 $11.37 $23,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.33 1.07 $11.24 $23,370
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.76 2.45 $10.50 $21,830
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 820 0.82 2.65 $14.58 $30,340
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 810 0.85 2.74 $10.28 $21,380




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 2,580 3.15 10.15 $12.50 $26,000
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,780 2.78 8.95 $11.82 $24,580
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,680 1.66 5.36 $9.66 $20,080
Honolulu, HI 690 1.60 5.14 $11.33 $23,570
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 200 1.47 4.74 $9.82 $20,420
Flagstaff, AZ 80 1.40 4.51 (8) (8)
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 150 1.37 4.41 $8.72 $18,150
Napa, CA 70 1.19 3.83 $10.26 $21,340
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 120 1.18 3.80 $8.28 $17,220
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 330 1.13 3.62 $8.51 $17,700




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 820 0.82 2.65 $14.58 $30,340
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,810 0.74 2.38 $14.34 $29,840
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $13.22 $27,490
Baltimore-Towson, MD 300 0.24 0.77 $13.07 $27,190
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.65 $26,310
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,580 3.15 10.15 $12.50 $26,000
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 200 0.16 0.51 $12.21 $25,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 530 0.31 0.99 $12.14 $25,250
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.33 $11.94 $24,830
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,780 2.78 8.95 $11.82 $24,580

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 580 3.77 12.13 $12.52 $26,040
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 220 3.06 9.83 $10.55 $21,950
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.71 2.28 $10.51 $21,850
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.28 4.12 $10.14 $21,090
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.78 2.51 $12.04 $25,030

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 580 3.77 12.13 $12.52 $26,040
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 220 3.06 9.83 $10.55 $21,950
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.28 4.12 $10.14 $21,090
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.94 3.03 $12.56 $26,130
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.89 2.85 $8.53 $17,740

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 (8) (8) (8) $13.32 $27,700
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.94 3.03 $12.56 $26,130
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 580 3.77 12.13 $12.52 $26,040
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.78 2.51 $12.04 $25,030
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 220 3.06 9.83 $10.55 $21,950


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013