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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
39,790 2.5 % $13.57 $28,230 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.99 $10.37 $12.30 $15.17 $19.00
Annual Wage (2) $18,690 $21,580 $25,580 $31,550 $39,510


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 23,340 1.14 $13.68 $28,450
Support Activities for Air Transportation 6,750 2.95 $13.10 $27,240
Real Estate 1,800 0.11 $13.90 $28,900
Other Personal Services 1,040 0.29 $13.47 $28,010
Employment Services 900 0.02 $12.26 $25,500

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 6,750 2.95 $13.10 $27,240
Traveler Accommodation 23,340 1.14 $13.68 $28,450
Gambling Industries 870 0.38 $12.68 $26,380
Other Personal Services 1,040 0.29 $13.47 $28,010
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 890 0.20 $16.15 $33,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 470 0.20 $20.33 $42,280
Civic and Social Organizations 130 0.03 $18.49 $38,470
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 50 0.11 $16.27 $33,840
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 890 0.20 $16.15 $33,600
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 360 0.01 $15.92 $33,110


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 5,570 0.32 1.18 $15.47 $32,180
Florida 5,400 0.61 2.26 $12.19 $25,350
New York 3,660 0.38 1.42 $17.50 $36,390
Nevada 2,120 1.52 5.61 $13.72 $28,540
Illinois 2,110 0.35 1.29 $12.15 $25,280




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)
Hawaii 1,300 2.05 7.58 $17.24 $35,860
Nevada 2,120 1.52 5.61 $13.72 $28,540
District of Columbia 870 1.20 4.43 $17.99 $37,410
Florida 5,400 0.61 2.26 $12.19 $25,350
New York 3,660 0.38 1.42 $17.50 $36,390




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 870 1.20 4.43 $17.99 $37,410
New York 3,660 0.38 1.42 $17.50 $36,390
Hawaii 1,300 2.05 7.58 $17.24 $35,860
California 5,570 0.32 1.18 $15.47 $32,180
Massachusetts 880 0.24 0.90 $15.47 $32,170





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,640 0.38 1.39 $16.51 $34,350
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,550 1.97 7.29 $11.87 $24,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,470 0.40 1.46 $15.25 $31,710
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,040 0.44 1.61 $12.17 $25,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,030 0.64 2.36 $15.73 $32,720
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,010 1.97 7.27 $13.94 $28,990
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,340 0.51 1.87 $11.91 $24,770
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 890 0.36 1.33 $16.05 $33,390
Urban Honolulu, HI 770 1.68 6.19 $17.37 $36,120
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 760 0.27 1.00 $15.22 $31,650




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 330 4.33 15.98 $15.73 $32,720
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,550 1.97 7.29 $11.87 $24,690
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,010 1.97 7.27 $13.94 $28,990
Urban Honolulu, HI 770 1.68 6.19 $17.37 $36,120
Napa, CA 110 1.38 5.09 $13.48 $28,040
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 160 1.21 4.45 $12.36 $25,710
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 180 1.17 4.30 $10.75 $22,360
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 150 0.88 3.24 $10.01 $20,810
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 60 0.78 2.88 $9.78 $20,340
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 90 0.72 2.67 $10.62 $22,080




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)
Urban Honolulu, HI 770 1.68 6.19 $17.37 $36,120
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 610 0.41 1.50 $16.67 $34,670
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,640 0.38 1.39 $16.51 $34,350
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 890 0.36 1.33 $16.05 $33,390
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 320 0.28 1.02 $15.99 $33,270
Santa Rosa, CA 80 0.37 1.37 $15.87 $33,010
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 80 0.52 1.91 $15.85 $32,970
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 440 0.29 1.06 $15.82 $32,910
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 540 0.27 0.99 $15.81 $32,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,030 0.64 2.36 $15.73 $32,720

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 250 2.01 7.41 $12.49 $25,990
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 210 2.04 7.52 $19.17 $39,880
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 2.75 $11.00 $22,890
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.66 2.44 $15.07 $31,340
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.78 2.89 $12.02 $24,990

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 / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 210 2.04 7.52 $19.17 $39,880
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 250 2.01 7.41 $12.49 $25,990
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.78 2.89 $12.02 $24,990
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 2.75 $11.00 $22,890
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.66 2.44 $15.07 $31,340

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 210 2.04 7.52 $19.17 $39,880
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.36 $34,030
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.66 2.44 $15.07 $31,340
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 1.27 $13.61 $28,320
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 250 2.01 7.41 $12.49 $25,990


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020