Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
18,410 8.5 % $14.94 $31,080 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.76 $9.71 $12.53 $17.72 $26.18
Annual Wage (2) $18,220 $20,200 $26,060 $36,870 $54,450


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 4,330 2.20 $11.32 $23,550
Support Activities for Water Transportation 2,460 2.67 (8) (8)
Rail Transportation 1,920 0.87 $21.49 $44,690
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,770 0.03 (8) (8)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 1,200 8.00 $13.20 $27,450

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 1,200 8.00 $13.20 $27,450
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 130 4.36 $13.06 $27,170
Support Activities for Water Transportation 2,460 2.67 (8) (8)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 4,330 2.20 $11.32 $23,550
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 230 1.59 $11.50 $23,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 1,920 0.87 $21.49 $44,690
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 630 1.58 $20.45 $42,530
State Government (OES Designation) 240 0.01 $17.25 $35,870
Charter Bus Industry (8) (8) $16.47 $34,270
Automobile Dealers 140 0.01 $15.50 $32,250


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 5,770 0.36 2.76 $19.32 $40,190
New York 1,610 0.18 1.35 $11.84 $24,630
Texas 1,510 0.13 0.98 $12.15 $25,280
Illinois 930 0.16 1.21 $11.60 $24,130
Florida 870 0.11 0.81 $13.74 $28,570




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)
Alaska 410 1.27 9.66 $16.75 $34,840
Hawaii 620 0.98 7.45 $12.54 $26,090
District of Columbia 260 0.36 2.77 $26.28 $54,660
California 5,770 0.36 2.76 $19.32 $40,190
North Dakota 140 0.33 2.55 $14.15 $29,430




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 260 0.36 2.77 $26.28 $54,660
Oregon 100 0.05 0.42 $22.59 $46,990
California 5,770 0.36 2.76 $19.32 $40,190
Alaska 410 1.27 9.66 $16.75 $34,840
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $16.64 $34,610





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.37 2.85 $14.51 $30,180
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.22 1.65 $11.72 $24,380
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 760 0.78 5.94 $13.26 $27,590
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 620 0.17 1.31 $10.92 $22,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 380 0.15 1.16 $23.01 $47,860
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 340 0.36 2.77 $15.30 $31,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.35 2.64 $9.31 $19,360
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 270 3.75 28.58 $12.11 $25,180
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.24 1.86 $18.96 $39,440
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 230 0.13 0.96 $13.01 $27,060




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 270 3.75 28.58 $12.11 $25,180
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 760 0.78 5.94 $13.26 $27,590
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 160 0.64 4.92 $11.04 $22,960
Urban Honolulu, HI 220 0.47 3.59 $11.50 $23,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.37 2.85 $14.51 $30,180
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 340 0.36 2.77 $15.30 $31,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.35 2.64 $9.31 $19,360
Salt Lake City, UT 200 0.29 2.25 $16.08 $33,440
Springfield, MA-CT 90 0.27 2.08 $12.05 $25,060
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.24 1.86 $18.96 $39,440




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 380 0.15 1.16 $23.01 $47,860
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.24 1.86 $18.96 $39,440
Salt Lake City, UT 200 0.29 2.25 $16.08 $33,440
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 100 0.08 0.58 $15.61 $32,460
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 340 0.36 2.77 $15.30 $31,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.08 0.62 $14.65 $30,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.37 2.85 $14.51 $30,180
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $13.57 $28,210
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 760 0.78 5.94 $13.26 $27,590
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 40 0.16 1.23 $13.11 $27,270

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 5.14 39.20 $19.79 $41,160
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 1.31 10.02 $15.25 $31,720
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 1.22 $13.25 $27,550
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.39 $8.40 $17,480

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 5.14 39.20 $19.79 $41,160
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 1.31 10.02 $15.25 $31,720
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.39 $8.40 $17,480
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 1.22 $13.25 $27,550

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 5.14 39.20 $19.79 $41,160
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 1.31 10.02 $15.25 $31,720
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.87 $28,860
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 1.22 $13.25 $27,550
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.99 $27,010


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