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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

53-6061 Passenger Attendants

Provide services to ensure the safety of passengers aboard ships, buses, trains, or within the station or terminal. Perform duties such as explaining the use of safety equipment, serving meals or beverages, or answering questions related to travel. Excludes “Baggage Porters and Bellhops” (39-6011) and “Flight Attendants” (53-2031).


National estimates for Passenger Attendants
Industry profile for Passenger Attendants
Geographic profile for Passenger Attendants

National estimates for Passenger Attendants:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Passenger Attendants:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
21,240 7.1 % $ 16.53 $ 34,380 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Passenger Attendants:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.99 $ 14.04 $ 14.65 $ 18.74 $ 22.51
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,930 $ 29,210 $ 30,470 $ 38,980 $ 46,820


Industry profile for Passenger Attendants:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Passenger Attendants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 8,940 9.94 $ 16.01 $ 33,290
Support Activities for Air Transportation 4,770 2.44 $ 14.40 $ 29,950
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1,210 0.68 $ 15.71 $ 32,670
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,090 0.02 $ 17.31 $ 36,000
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 940 0.04 $ 22.96 $ 47,760

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Passenger Attendants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 8,940 9.94 $ 16.01 $ 33,290
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 530 4.69 $ 16.06 $ 33,410
Support Activities for Air Transportation 4,770 2.44 $ 14.40 $ 29,950
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 760 2.35 $ 24.26 $ 50,470
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 70 0.97 $ 13.03 $ 27,100

Top paying industries for Passenger Attendants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 760 2.35 $ 24.26 $ 50,470
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 940 0.04 $ 22.96 $ 47,760
Rail Transportation (8) (8) $ 18.40 $ 38,280
Urban Transit Systems 210 0.54 $ 18.37 $ 38,210
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,090 0.02 $ 17.31 $ 36,000


Geographic profile for Passenger Attendants:

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



Map of employment of passenger attendants by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Passenger Attendants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,620 0.64 4.26 $ 16.66 $ 34,650
Florida 1,720 0.20 1.33 $ 19.46 $ 40,470
Colorado 900 0.34 2.28 $ 15.02 $ 31,230
New York 900 0.10 0.69 $ 17.39 $ 36,160
Texas 770 0.06 0.42 $ 12.90 $ 26,840


Map of location quotient of passenger attendants by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Passenger Attendants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 700 1.06 7.06 $ 22.91 $ 47,650
Hawaii 490 0.90 5.97 $ 18.50 $ 38,480
California 10,620 0.64 4.26 $ 16.66 $ 34,650
Alaska 160 0.56 3.69 $ 20.85 $ 43,370
Colorado 900 0.34 2.28 $ 15.02 $ 31,230


Map of annual mean wages of passenger attendants by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Passenger Attendants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 700 1.06 7.06 $ 22.91 $ 47,650
Alaska 160 0.56 3.69 $ 20.85 $ 43,370
Florida 1,720 0.20 1.33 $ 19.46 $ 40,470
Hawaii 490 0.90 5.97 $ 18.50 $ 38,480
North Dakota 60 0.16 1.06 $ 18.31 $ 38,080



Map of employment of passenger attendants by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Passenger Attendants:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,440 1.48 9.79 $ 16.25 $ 33,800
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,200 0.53 3.55 $ 19.58 $ 40,730
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,150 0.13 0.88 $ 16.52 $ 34,370
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 830 0.57 3.78 $ 14.95 $ 31,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 720 0.25 1.64 $ 22.71 $ 47,240
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 400 0.15 1.02 $ 16.21 $ 33,710
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 360 0.10 0.66 $ 13.84 $ 28,780
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 310 0.25 1.69 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 270 0.21 1.41 $ 17.66 $ 36,730
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 250 0.13 0.86 $ 18.06 $ 37,570


Map of location quotient of passenger attendants by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Passenger Attendants:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 190 2.97 19.70 $ 18.84 $ 39,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,440 1.48 9.79 $ 16.25 $ 33,800
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 830 0.57 3.78 $ 14.95 $ 31,100
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,200 0.53 3.55 $ 19.58 $ 40,730
Urban Honolulu, HI 170 0.44 2.90 $ 19.12 $ 39,760
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 60 0.41 2.73 $ 12.13 $ 25,230
Salt Lake City, UT 200 0.27 1.82 $ 17.78 $ 36,980
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 310 0.25 1.69 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 720 0.25 1.64 $ 22.71 $ 47,240
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 40 0.24 1.61 $ 9.34 $ 19,430


Map of annual mean wages of passenger attendants by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Passenger Attendants:

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 720 0.25 1.64 $ 22.71 $ 47,240
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL (8) (8) (8) $ 20.88 $ 43,430
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,200 0.53 3.55 $ 19.58 $ 40,730
Urban Honolulu, HI 170 0.44 2.90 $ 19.12 $ 39,760
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 190 2.97 19.70 $ 18.84 $ 39,190
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 50 0.19 1.23 $ 18.29 $ 38,040
St. Louis, MO-IL 80 0.06 0.41 $ 18.13 $ 37,700
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 250 0.13 0.86 $ 18.06 $ 37,570
Salt Lake City, UT 200 0.27 1.82 $ 17.78 $ 36,980
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 270 0.21 1.41 $ 17.66 $ 36,730

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Passenger Attendants:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 1.47 9.75 $ 17.19 $ 35,750
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.25 8.31 $ 23.93 $ 49,770
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 2.13 $ 15.77 $ 32,800

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Passenger Attendants:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 1.47 9.75 $ 17.19 $ 35,750
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.25 8.31 $ 23.93 $ 49,770
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 2.13 $ 15.77 $ 32,800

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Passenger Attendants:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.25 8.31 $ 23.93 $ 49,770
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 1.47 9.75 $ 17.19 $ 35,750
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 2.13 $ 15.77 $ 32,800


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022