Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
44,750 3.7 % $11.97 $24,910 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.51 $9.18 $10.70 $13.67 $17.36
Annual Wage (2) $17,690 $19,090 $22,260 $28,440 $36,110


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 24,660 1.28 $12.14 $25,260
Support Activities for Air Transportation 9,820 4.99 $11.17 $23,240
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 1,130 0.26 $14.97 $31,140
Gambling Industries 840 0.33 $11.07 $23,020
Activities Related to Real Estate 810 0.12 $12.44 $25,870

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 9,820 4.99 $11.17 $23,240
Traveler Accommodation 24,660 1.28 $12.14 $25,260
Gambling Industries 840 0.33 $11.07 $23,020
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 1,130 0.26 $14.97 $31,140
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 30 0.20 $9.56 $19,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation (8) (8) $20.38 $42,390
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 1,130 0.26 $14.97 $31,140
Civic and Social Organizations 230 0.06 $13.71 $28,510
Lessors of Real Estate 680 0.12 $13.54 $28,160
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 90 0.01 $13.22 $27,490


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 10,800 1.31 4.12 $11.41 $23,740
California 5,660 0.35 1.11 $13.27 $27,590
New York 4,250 0.47 1.46 $13.99 $29,110
Nevada 2,710 2.13 6.68 $13.61 $28,310
Texas 2,260 0.19 0.60 $9.93 $20,650




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 1,380 2.18 6.84 $13.93 $28,970
Nevada 2,710 2.13 6.68 $13.61 $28,310
Florida 10,800 1.31 4.12 $11.41 $23,740
District of Columbia 670 0.95 2.97 $15.05 $31,310
New York 4,250 0.47 1.46 $13.99 $29,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 380 0.14 0.45 $16.92 $35,200
District of Columbia 670 0.95 2.97 $15.05 $31,310
North Dakota 140 0.33 1.04 $14.78 $30,750
New York 4,250 0.47 1.46 $13.99 $29,110
Hawaii 1,380 2.18 6.84 $13.93 $28,970





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,660 0.56 1.74 $14.32 $29,790
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,360 2.98 9.37 $12.29 $25,570
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,560 2.18 6.86 $10.71 $22,270
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,490 2.67 8.36 $13.97 $29,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.43 1.36 $13.51 $28,100
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.46 1.43 $13.53 $28,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.60 1.89 $13.99 $29,100
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,100 0.87 2.74 $10.40 $21,640
Urban Honolulu, HI 740 1.60 5.01 $14.13 $29,380
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.64 2.02 $16.79 $34,920




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 4.65 14.59 $14.08 $29,280
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,360 2.98 9.37 $12.29 $25,570
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,490 2.67 8.36 $13.97 $29,060
Napa, CA 180 2.48 7.78 $11.23 $23,360
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,560 2.18 6.86 $10.71 $22,270
East Stroudsburg, PA 90 1.74 5.45 $10.13 $21,080
Urban Honolulu, HI 740 1.60 5.01 $14.13 $29,380
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 180 1.46 4.60 $11.38 $23,660
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 630 1.07 3.36 $13.12 $27,290
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 140 0.95 2.99 $9.98 $20,760




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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.64 2.02 $16.79 $34,920
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 50 0.38 1.20 $16.32 $33,950
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.36 $31,950
Salisbury, MD-DE 30 0.22 0.68 $15.04 $31,280
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,660 0.56 1.74 $14.32 $29,790
Urban Honolulu, HI 740 1.60 5.01 $14.13 $29,380
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 340 4.65 14.59 $14.08 $29,280
Kingston, NY (8) (8) (8) $14.00 $29,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.60 1.89 $13.99 $29,100
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,490 2.67 8.36 $13.97 $29,060

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 300 3.11 9.74 $13.27 $27,600
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 210 1.81 5.69 $11.87 $24,690
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 100 1.27 3.99 (8) (8)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.31 0.96 (8) (8)
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.91 2.87 $11.06 $23,010

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 300 3.11 9.74 $13.27 $27,600
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 210 1.81 5.69 $11.87 $24,690
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 100 1.27 3.99 (8) (8)
North Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 1.25 3.93 $11.53 $23,990
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.91 2.87 $11.06 $23,010

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.60 $15.63 $32,510
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 300 3.11 9.74 $13.27 $27,600
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 0.80 $12.74 $26,500
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 210 1.81 5.69 $11.87 $24,690
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 0.39 $11.63 $24,190


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017