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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

53-6061 Passenger 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)
28,200 8.8 % $14.15 $29,420 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.37 $11.01 $12.78 $16.58 $19.62
Annual Wage (2) $19,480 $22,900 $26,570 $34,490 $40,800


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 9,760 4.27 $13.62 $28,330
Support Activities for Water Transportation 2,180 2.28 $12.78 $26,590
School and Employee Bus Transportation 2,140 0.98 $13.33 $27,720
Rail Transportation 2,040 0.87 $17.93 $37,290
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,640 0.03 $15.25 $31,720

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 1,180 6.92 $15.20 $31,610
Support Activities for Air Transportation 9,760 4.27 $13.62 $28,330
Support Activities for Water Transportation 2,180 2.28 $12.78 $26,590
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 160 1.11 $13.68 $28,460
School and Employee Bus Transportation 2,140 0.98 $13.33 $27,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 930 0.04 $19.73 $41,050
Rail Transportation 2,040 0.87 $17.93 $37,290
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services (8) (8) $15.80 $32,870
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,640 0.03 $15.25 $31,720
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 1,180 6.92 $15.20 $31,610


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 4,310 0.49 2.55 $11.23 $23,350
New York 4,210 0.44 2.30 $15.22 $31,670
California 3,960 0.23 1.19 $15.88 $33,020
Hawaii 1,720 2.71 14.13 $15.37 $31,980
Michigan 1,660 0.38 1.99 $12.36 $25,700




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 1,720 2.71 14.13 $15.37 $31,980
District of Columbia 970 1.34 6.97 $20.00 $41,590
Utah 890 0.59 3.08 $13.87 $28,860
Florida 4,310 0.49 2.55 $11.23 $23,350
New York 4,210 0.44 2.30 $15.22 $31,670




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 970 1.34 6.97 $20.00 $41,590
Washington 910 0.27 1.42 $17.98 $37,400
Massachusetts 310 0.08 0.44 $16.90 $35,150
North Dakota 70 0.17 0.89 $16.70 $34,740
Nebraska 100 0.11 0.55 $16.06 $33,390





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 3,450 0.36 1.86 $14.51 $30,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,120 0.34 1.77 $15.83 $32,920
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,070 0.23 1.19 $12.74 $26,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,030 0.32 1.69 $19.52 $40,610
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,030 0.42 2.16 $16.39 $34,080
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,000 0.50 2.63 $11.63 $24,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 870 0.43 2.24 $17.86 $37,160
Urban Honolulu, HI 520 1.15 5.97 $13.61 $28,310
Salt Lake City, UT 500 0.68 3.52 $13.57 $28,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 370 0.14 0.71 $11.25 $23,400




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)
Urban Honolulu, HI 520 1.15 5.97 $13.61 $28,310
Provo-Orem, UT 240 0.95 4.95 $13.73 $28,550
Salt Lake City, UT 500 0.68 3.52 $13.57 $28,230
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,000 0.50 2.63 $11.63 $24,190
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 90 0.49 2.57 $8.87 $18,450
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 870 0.43 2.24 $17.86 $37,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,030 0.42 2.16 $16.39 $34,080
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,450 0.36 1.86 $14.51 $30,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,120 0.34 1.77 $15.83 $32,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,030 0.32 1.69 $19.52 $40,610




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 1,030 0.32 1.69 $19.52 $40,610
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 870 0.43 2.24 $17.86 $37,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $16.95 $35,250
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,030 0.42 2.16 $16.39 $34,080
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 230 0.08 0.42 $16.12 $33,540
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI (8) (8) (8) $16.03 $33,340
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $15.86 $32,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,120 0.34 1.77 $15.83 $32,920
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 300 0.29 1.51 $15.83 $32,920
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (8) (8) (8) $14.94 $31,080

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 / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 240 2.36 12.28 $16.61 $34,540
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.16 6.06 (8) (8)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.60 3.12 $16.04 $33,360
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.88 $10.31 $21,450

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 2.36 12.28 $16.61 $34,540
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.16 6.06 (8) (8)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.60 3.12 $16.04 $33,360
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.88 $10.31 $21,450

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 2.36 12.28 $16.61 $34,540
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.60 3.12 $16.04 $33,360
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.88 $10.31 $21,450


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