Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2006

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
20,790 4.5 % $10.17 $21,140 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.82 $7.87 $9.65 $11.55 $14.70
Annual Wage (2) $14,180 $16,360 $20,070 $24,020 $30,580

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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Support Activities for Air Transportation 3,740 $9.60 $19,970
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3,450 $9.70 $20,170
Scheduled Air Transportation 2,890 $11.03 $22,940
School and Employee Bus Transportation 2,870 $8.93 $18,580
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 1,120 $10.61 $22,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Inland Water Transportation 30 $12.82 $26,670
Local Government (OES designation) 650 $12.33 $25,640
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 210 $11.54 $24,010
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 440 $11.52 $23,970
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 80 $11.34 $23,580

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Hawaii 770 $11.20 $23,290 0.129%
Alaska 340 $15.29 $31,800 0.112%
Nevada 710 $9.72 $20,220 0.056%
Florida 4,190 $9.76 $20,310 0.053%
Illinois 2,350 $9.45 $19,660 0.040%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 340 $15.29 $31,800 0.112%
Massachusetts 260 $12.51 $26,010 0.008%
Indiana (8) $12.44 $25,870 (8)
Delaware 30 $12.24 $25,460 0.007%
Virginia 220 $11.65 $24,240 0.006%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Honolulu, HI 290 $10.91 $22,700 0.068%
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 610 $9.58 $19,920 0.067%
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 240 $9.79 $20,350 0.062%
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,630 $9.07 $18,870 0.043%
Salt Lake City, UT 250 $11.97 $24,890 0.042%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) $12.62 $26,250 (8)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 180 $12.11 $25,190 0.019%
Salt Lake City, UT 250 $11.97 $24,890 0.042%
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 400 $11.85 $24,650 0.020%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 640 $11.83 $24,600 0.016%

About May 2006 National, State, Metropolitan, and nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: December 6, 2007

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