Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters

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.

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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)
28,580 5.4 % $9.99 $20,770 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.14 $7.17 $9.05 $11.81 $15.92
Annual Wage (2) $12,770 $14,910 $18,830 $24,570 $33,110

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Elementary and secondary schools 6,020 $7.68 $15,980 1 23
School and employee bus transportation 4,130 $8.02 $16,690 2 22
Rail transportation 4,000 $14.41 $29,980 3 2
Support activities for air transportation 3,200 $9.37 $19,490 4 15
Scheduled air transportation 3,090 $12.27 $25,520 5 4

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
State government (OES designation) 330 $14.95 $31,100 12 1
Rail transportation 4,000 $14.41 $29,980 3 2
Inland water transportation 150 $12.78 $26,580 16 3
Scheduled air transportation 3,090 $12.27 $25,520 5 4
Local government (OES designation) 200 $11.95 $24,860 15 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Hawaii 820 $9.72 $20,220 0.148% 478
Alaska 340 $14.55 $30,260 0.116% 371
Florida 7,080 $8.79 $18,280 0.098% 682
Louisiana 1,210 $7.36 $15,310 0.065% 660
Illinois 2,320 $10.61 $22,060 0.040% 654

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 340 $14.55 $30,260 0.116% 371
Indiana (6) $13.05 $27,140 (6) 504
Minnesota 50 $11.49 $23,910 0.002% 605
North Carolina 270 $11.27 $23,440 0.007% 575
Virginia (6) $11.25 $23,400 (6) 592

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Orlando, FL MSA 1,470 $11.03 $22,940 0.164%
Miami, FL PMSA 1,610 $7.80 $16,230 0.163%
Honolulu, HI MSA 420 $8.84 $18,390 0.105%
Fort Lauderdale, FL PMSA 660 $9.46 $19,670 0.094%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 420 $7.67 $15,950 0.066%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Francisco, CA PMSA 50 $12.83 $26,680 0.005%
Sacramento, CA PMSA 60 $12.45 $25,910 0.008%
Corpus Christi, TX MSA 40 $11.43 $23,780 0.025%
Syracuse, NY MSA (6) $11.42 $23,750 (6)
Atlanta, GA MSA 210 $11.41 $23,740 0.010%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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