Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
25,150 3.6 % $11.21 $23,320 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.82 $8.64 $10.06 $12.46 $16.21
Annual Wage (2) $16,270 $17,970 $20,930 $25,920 $33,730


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)
School and Employee Bus Transportation 6,280 3.14 $9.78 $20,350
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4,920 0.06 $10.47 $21,780
Scheduled Air Transportation 2,800 0.68 $11.62 $24,170
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,410 0.03 $17.47 $36,340
Rail Transportation 950 0.42 $16.46 $34,240

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 920 7.02 $11.59 $24,110
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 100 5.36 $11.67 $24,280
School and Employee Bus Transportation 6,280 3.14 $9.78 $20,350
Charter Bus Industry 310 1.01 $9.67 $20,110
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 740 0.93 $11.47 $23,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,410 0.03 $17.47 $36,340
Rail Transportation 950 0.42 $16.46 $34,240
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 70 0.18 $15.85 $32,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $15.76 $32,780
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 60 0.03 $12.44 $25,870


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)
New Jersey 3,310 0.88 4.43 $9.70 $20,180
Florida 2,060 0.29 1.47 $11.91 $24,760
New York 1,980 0.24 1.20 $12.44 $25,880
Illinois 1,970 0.36 1.80 $10.29 $21,410
California 1,950 0.14 0.70 $14.81 $30,800




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 470 1.52 7.66 $12.89 $26,810
Hawaii 610 1.06 5.36 $10.88 $22,630
Nevada 1,010 0.91 4.58 $10.64 $22,140
New Jersey 3,310 0.88 4.43 $9.70 $20,180
Georgia 1,420 0.38 1.91 $10.58 $22,020




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 140 0.21 1.08 $20.29 $42,200
California 1,950 0.14 0.70 $14.81 $30,800
Alaska 470 1.52 7.66 $12.89 $26,810
New York 1,980 0.24 1.20 $12.44 $25,880
New Mexico 170 0.22 1.12 $12.22 $25,410

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,290 0.46 2.32 $11.13 $23,160
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.40 2.01 $10.31 $21,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,130 0.51 2.59 $10.43 $21,700
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 980 1.21 6.11 $10.50 $21,840
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 790 0.83 4.19 $9.29 $19,320
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 670 1.34 6.79 $9.35 $19,440
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 650 0.26 1.30 $12.18 $25,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.15 0.74 $11.74 $24,410
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 510 0.31 1.55 $9.32 $19,390
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 490 0.27 1.38 $9.69 $20,150




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)
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 670 1.34 6.79 $9.35 $19,440
Anchorage, AK 220 1.32 6.69 $13.11 $27,270
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 980 1.21 6.11 $10.50 $21,840
Tyler, TX 80 0.92 4.64 $9.45 $19,660
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 190 0.91 4.58 $10.05 $20,900
Honolulu, HI 380 0.89 4.52 $9.60 $19,970
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 790 0.83 4.19 $9.29 $19,320
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.81 4.10 (8) (8)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 210 0.52 2.61 $11.68 $24,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,130 0.51 2.59 $10.43 $21,700




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 Antonio, TX (8) (8) (8) $16.59 $34,500
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $15.03 $31,270
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.27 1.35 $14.46 $30,080
Springfield, MA-CT 110 0.41 2.05 $13.70 $28,490
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 80 0.07 0.33 $13.55 $28,190
Peoria, IL 80 0.48 2.42 $13.24 $27,550
Anchorage, AK 220 1.32 6.69 $13.11 $27,270
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 120 0.10 0.51 $12.88 $26,800
Albuquerque, NM 120 0.31 1.58 $12.72 $26,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 650 0.26 1.30 $12.18 $25,320

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 / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 230 1.52 7.70 $12.97 $26,980
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 3.30 $7.94 $16,520
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 1.15 5.83 $13.36 $27,780
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 1.74 $10.00 $20,790
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 30 0.40 2.02 $8.00 $16,630

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 / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 230 1.52 7.70 $12.97 $26,980
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 1.15 5.83 $13.36 $27,780
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 3.30 $7.94 $16,520
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 30 0.40 2.02 $8.00 $16,630
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 1.74 $10.00 $20,790

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)
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.20 $33,700
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 1.15 5.83 $13.36 $27,780
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 230 1.52 7.70 $12.97 $26,980
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.83 $24,610
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 1.74 $10.00 $20,790


About May 2010 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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