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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Passenger Attendants:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
22,990 10.6 % $ 14.62 $ 30,410 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Passenger Attendants:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.54 $ 11.80 $ 13.83 $ 17.27 $ 19.63
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,840 $ 24,540 $ 28,770 $ 35,930 $ 40,830


Industry profile for Passenger Attendants: Top

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 Air Transportation 8,120 3.91 $ 14.54 $ 30,240
Support Activities for Water Transportation 3,730 4.25 $ 13.65 $ 28,390
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1,540 0.91 $ 14.56 $ 30,290
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,390 0.03 $ 16.28 $ 33,860
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 910 0.04 $ 23.19 $ 48,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Passenger Attendants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 650 5.85 $ 15.29 $ 31,800
Support Activities for Water Transportation 3,730 4.25 $ 13.65 $ 28,390
Support Activities for Air Transportation 8,120 3.91 $ 14.54 $ 30,240
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1,540 0.91 $ 14.56 $ 30,290
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 50 0.58 $ 12.61 $ 26,230

Top paying industries for Passenger Attendants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 910 0.04 $ 23.19 $ 48,240
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,390 0.03 $ 16.28 $ 33,860
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 650 5.85 $ 15.29 $ 31,800
Charter Bus Industry 70 0.31 $ 14.91 $ 31,010
Rail Transportation (8) (8) $ 14.63 $ 30,420


Geographic profile for Passenger Attendants: Top

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.





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)
New York 3,810 0.44 2.65 $ 15.86 $ 32,980
California 3,700 0.22 1.36 $ 16.00 $ 33,280
Florida 3,140 0.37 2.25 $ 11.82 $ 24,590
Hawaii 1,100 1.92 11.61 $ 15.73 $ 32,710
District of Columbia 740 1.08 6.53 $ 23.16 $ 48,180




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)
Hawaii 1,100 1.92 11.61 $ 15.73 $ 32,710
District of Columbia 740 1.08 6.53 $ 23.16 $ 48,180
New York 3,810 0.44 2.65 $ 15.86 $ 32,980
Alaska 130 0.44 2.64 $ 21.74 $ 45,210
Florida 3,140 0.37 2.25 $ 11.82 $ 24,590




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 740 1.08 6.53 $ 23.16 $ 48,180
Alaska 130 0.44 2.64 $ 21.74 $ 45,210
Maryland 170 0.07 0.41 $ 19.05 $ 39,630
Washington 670 0.21 1.26 $ 17.72 $ 36,870
North Dakota 60 0.16 0.96 $ 17.65 $ 36,720





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,560 0.40 2.44 $ 16.04 $ 33,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 780 0.26 1.56 $ 22.61 $ 47,020
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 640 0.33 1.97 $ 17.55 $ 36,500
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 510 1.00 6.02 $ 12.31 $ 25,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 490 0.11 0.68 $ 14.84 $ 30,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 330 0.13 0.77 $ 11.91 $ 24,760
Urban Honolulu, HI 320 0.78 4.73 $ 13.94 $ 28,990
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 170 0.15 0.89 $ 11.13 $ 23,150
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 130 0.05 0.29 $ 14.69 $ 30,560
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.42 2.51 $ 12.95 $ 26,930




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)
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 510 1.00 6.02 $ 12.31 $ 25,600
Urban Honolulu, HI 320 0.78 4.73 $ 13.94 $ 28,990
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.47 2.86 $ 9.45 $ 19,660
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 70 0.47 2.86 $ 13.13 $ 27,310
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.42 2.51 $ 12.95 $ 26,930
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 50 0.41 2.49 $ 12.45 $ 25,900
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,560 0.40 2.44 $ 16.04 $ 33,350
Flint, MI 40 0.34 2.05 $ 11.38 $ 23,680
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 640 0.33 1.97 $ 17.55 $ 36,500
Savannah, GA 40 0.26 1.57 $ 10.68 $ 22,210




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 780 0.26 1.56 $ 22.61 $ 47,020
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 640 0.33 1.97 $ 17.55 $ 36,500
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 17.46 $ 36,310
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 80 0.08 0.51 $ 17.43 $ 36,240
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 30 0.03 0.20 $ 16.39 $ 34,100
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI (8) (8) (8) $ 16.26 $ 33,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 16.16 $ 33,600
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,560 0.40 2.44 $ 16.04 $ 33,350
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 30 0.13 0.79 $ 15.66 $ 32,570
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 15.28 $ 31,780

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 140 1.54 9.31 $ 17.42 $ 36,230
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 1.00 6.03 (8) (8)

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 140 1.54 9.31 $ 17.42 $ 36,230
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 1.00 6.03 (8) (8)

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 140 1.54 9.31 $ 17.42 $ 36,230
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 17.28 $ 35,950


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021