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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
42,350 2.7 % $12.98 $26,990 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.82 $9.90 $11.64 $14.54 $18.54
Annual Wage (2) $18,340 $20,600 $24,210 $30,240 $38,560


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 23,440 1.17 $13.19 $27,430
Support Activities for Air Transportation 8,360 3.87 $12.23 $25,450
Real Estate 1,930 0.12 $13.55 $28,180
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 1,040 0.24 $16.16 $33,620
Other Personal Services 1,030 0.30 $12.17 $25,300

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 8,360 3.87 $12.23 $25,450
Traveler Accommodation 23,440 1.17 $13.19 $27,430
Gambling Industries 780 0.33 $12.37 $25,730
Other Personal Services 1,030 0.30 $12.17 $25,300
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 50 0.28 $11.02 $22,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 560 0.24 $18.71 $38,920
Civic and Social Organizations 210 0.05 $16.70 $34,740
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 1,040 0.24 $16.16 $33,620
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $16.10 $33,490
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 60 0.13 $15.63 $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)
Florida 7,140 0.83 2.83 $11.42 $23,750
California 5,880 0.35 1.18 $14.48 $30,130
New York 3,980 0.42 1.45 $16.41 $34,130
Illinois 2,270 0.38 1.30 $12.73 $26,470
Nevada 2,260 1.68 5.73 $13.86 $28,840




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 1,480 2.31 7.90 $16.77 $34,880
Nevada 2,260 1.68 5.73 $13.86 $28,840
District of Columbia 730 1.03 3.51 $16.75 $34,840
Florida 7,140 0.83 2.83 $11.42 $23,750
New York 3,980 0.42 1.45 $16.41 $34,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,480 2.31 7.90 $16.77 $34,880
District of Columbia 730 1.03 3.51 $16.75 $34,840
North Dakota 140 0.33 1.14 $16.62 $34,570
New York 3,980 0.42 1.45 $16.41 $34,130
Maryland 550 0.20 0.70 $14.80 $30,790





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 3,840 0.40 1.38 $15.73 $32,710
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,300 2.62 8.96 $11.18 $23,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,640 0.43 1.47 $14.25 $29,640
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,270 0.49 1.67 $12.74 $26,490
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,100 2.13 7.27 $14.16 $29,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,830 0.58 1.99 $14.82 $30,830
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,580 0.61 2.08 $11.32 $23,540
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 930 0.39 1.32 $15.32 $31,860
Urban Honolulu, HI 900 1.94 6.62 $17.11 $35,600
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 830 0.23 0.80 $11.76 $24,460




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 340 4.46 15.24 $15.80 $32,860
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,300 2.62 8.96 $11.18 $23,260
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,100 2.13 7.27 $14.16 $29,450
Napa, CA 150 1.99 6.81 $12.15 $25,260
Urban Honolulu, HI 900 1.94 6.62 $17.11 $35,600
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 170 1.33 4.53 $11.37 $23,660
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 190 1.29 4.41 $10.96 $22,800
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 320 1.19 4.07 $11.59 $24,120
Salinas, CA 160 0.90 3.06 $12.85 $26,720
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 50 0.68 2.34 $9.43 $19,620




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)
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 80 0.52 1.78 $17.93 $37,300
Urban Honolulu, HI 900 1.94 6.62 $17.11 $35,600
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 340 4.46 15.24 $15.80 $32,860
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,840 0.40 1.38 $15.73 $32,710
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 280 0.25 0.85 $15.65 $32,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 930 0.39 1.32 $15.32 $31,860
Santa Rosa, CA 50 0.24 0.82 $15.31 $31,850
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 600 0.41 1.41 $15.21 $31,630
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 510 0.26 0.89 $15.02 $31,250
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.10 0.34 $14.97 $31,140

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 260 2.18 7.44 $12.27 $25,520
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 240 2.45 8.36 $16.83 $35,010
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 80 0.24 0.81 $9.78 $20,340
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 1.02 3.49 $11.58 $24,090
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 0.85 2.90 $10.89 $22,650

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 240 2.45 8.36 $16.83 $35,010
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 260 2.18 7.44 $12.27 $25,520
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 1.02 3.49 $11.58 $24,090
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 0.85 2.90 $10.89 $22,650
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 1.50 $11.85 $24,650

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 240 2.45 8.36 $16.83 $35,010
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.82 $14.69 $30,550
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 0.88 $13.51 $28,100
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.39 $27,850
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.81 $26,650


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019