Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

53-6061 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight 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)
24,360 8.5 % $15.29 $31,800 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.05 $10.24 $13.38 $18.07 $25.47
Annual Wage (2) $18,820 $21,300 $27,830 $37,590 $52,980


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 5,870 2.84 $11.98 $24,910
Rail Transportation 2,970 1.26 $20.56 $42,770
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,130 0.04 $21.34 $44,380
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1,610 0.75 $11.68 $24,290
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,430 0.02 $13.52 $28,130

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 1,150 7.27 $14.67 $30,500
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 120 3.85 $13.64 $28,370
Support Activities for Air Transportation 5,870 2.84 $11.98 $24,910
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 980 2.71 $20.63 $42,920
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 190 1.34 $12.97 $26,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,130 0.04 $21.34 $44,380
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $21.18 $44,060
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 980 2.71 $20.63 $42,920
Rail Transportation 2,970 1.26 $20.56 $42,770
Scheduled Air Transportation 730 0.17 $17.60 $36,610


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)
California 6,470 0.39 2.27 $19.92 $41,440
New York 2,730 0.30 1.73 $14.92 $31,030
Washington 960 0.30 1.76 $16.91 $35,170
Michigan 920 0.21 1.25 $13.04 $27,120
Hawaii 910 1.43 8.38 $14.24 $29,630




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 910 1.43 8.38 $14.24 $29,630
Alaska 230 0.72 4.21 $20.17 $41,950
Utah 670 0.47 2.77 $13.62 $28,330
District of Columbia 330 0.46 2.70 $24.39 $50,740
North Dakota 180 0.43 2.50 $13.31 $27,690




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 330 0.46 2.70 $24.39 $50,740
Alaska 230 0.72 4.21 $20.17 $41,950
California 6,470 0.39 2.27 $19.92 $41,440
Oregon 270 0.15 0.86 $18.17 $37,790
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $17.60 $36,610



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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 1,840 0.27 1.61 $14.14 $29,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.36 2.11 $15.31 $31,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 940 0.57 3.35 $16.89 $35,130
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 470 0.37 2.17 $9.70 $20,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 460 0.18 1.06 $22.33 $46,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 450 0.50 2.93 $10.50 $21,850
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 370 0.26 1.51 $13.78 $28,660
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 340 0.36 2.08 $14.66 $30,500
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 340 4.58 26.82 $15.37 $31,960
Urban Honolulu, HI 320 0.70 4.09 $12.30 $25,590


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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 4.58 26.82 $15.37 $31,960
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 240 0.96 5.60 $11.20 $23,290
Urban Honolulu, HI 320 0.70 4.09 $12.30 $25,590
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 940 0.57 3.35 $16.89 $35,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 450 0.50 2.93 $10.50 $21,850
Salt Lake City, UT 270 0.39 2.27 $15.90 $33,070
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 470 0.37 2.17 $9.70 $20,190
Dayton, OH 140 0.37 2.16 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.36 2.11 $15.31 $31,840
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 340 0.36 2.08 $14.66 $30,500


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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 Metropolitan Division 460 0.18 1.06 $22.33 $46,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 940 0.57 3.35 $16.89 $35,130
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 280 0.15 0.88 $16.51 $34,350
Salt Lake City, UT 270 0.39 2.27 $15.90 $33,070
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 160 0.11 0.67 $15.69 $32,630
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 340 4.58 26.82 $15.37 $31,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.36 2.11 $15.31 $31,840
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 340 0.36 2.08 $14.66 $30,500
Columbia, MO (8) (8) (8) $14.51 $30,170
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $14.24 $29,610

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 250 2.49 14.58 $15.24 $31,690
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 0.92 $13.94 $28,980
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.97 $10.04 $20,880

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 250 2.49 14.58 $15.24 $31,690
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.97 $10.04 $20,880
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 0.92 $13.94 $28,980

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 250 2.49 14.58 $15.24 $31,690
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 0.92 $13.94 $28,980
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.92 $24,790
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.97 $10.04 $20,880


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018