Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops

Handle baggage for travelers at transportation terminals or for guests at hotels or similar establishments.


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)
44,130 3.3 % $11.49 $23,910 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.93 $8.63 $10.04 $13.20 $17.67
Annual Wage (2) $16,490 $17,960 $20,880 $27,450 $36,750


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)
Traveler Accommodation 22,900 1.35 $10.89 $22,660
Support Activities for Air Transportation 9,510 5.83 $10.91 $22,690
Scheduled Air Transportation 4,860 1.19 $13.99 $29,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 880 0.02 $12.27 $25,520
Lessors of Real Estate 820 0.14 $15.40 $32,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 9,510 5.83 $10.91 $22,690
Traveler Accommodation 22,900 1.35 $10.89 $22,660
Scheduled Air Transportation 4,860 1.19 $13.99 $29,100
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 60 0.34 $12.54 $26,080
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 120 0.29 $14.24 $29,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 340 0.15 $20.90 $43,470
Civic and Social Organizations 170 0.04 $15.69 $32,630
Lessors of Real Estate 820 0.14 $15.40 $32,030
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 120 0.29 $14.24 $29,610
Scheduled Air Transportation 4,860 1.19 $13.99 $29,100


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)
Florida 6,930 0.97 2.82 $11.30 $23,500
California 4,800 0.34 0.99 $12.10 $25,160
New York 4,650 0.55 1.61 $13.73 $28,560
Nevada 3,080 2.77 8.06 $12.36 $25,710
Virginia 1,910 0.54 1.56 $9.98 $20,760




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)
Nevada 3,080 2.77 8.06 $12.36 $25,710
Hawaii 1,220 2.12 6.16 $11.35 $23,600
District of Columbia 650 1.00 2.91 $15.84 $32,940
Florida 6,930 0.97 2.82 $11.30 $23,500
Arizona 1,760 0.74 2.16 $9.89 $20,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 1,800 0.47 1.37 $17.09 $35,550
District of Columbia 650 1.00 2.91 $15.84 $32,940
New York 4,650 0.55 1.61 $13.73 $28,560
Minnesota 320 0.12 0.35 $12.70 $26,410
Massachusetts 800 0.25 0.74 $12.39 $25,780





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 3,710 0.73 2.13 $13.86 $28,820
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,310 3.38 9.83 $11.94 $24,840
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,830 3.51 10.21 $12.65 $26,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,100 0.91 2.64 $11.54 $24,010
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,620 1.67 4.85 $9.31 $19,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,510 0.89 2.58 $9.66 $20,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.38 1.09 $11.59 $24,110
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.40 1.15 $11.40 $23,710
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,180 1.23 3.57 $14.94 $31,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 890 0.49 1.43 $10.69 $22,240




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)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,830 3.51 10.21 $12.65 $26,310
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,310 3.38 9.83 $11.94 $24,840
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,620 1.67 4.85 $9.31 $19,360
Honolulu, HI 640 1.50 4.35 $11.13 $23,140
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 200 1.49 4.32 $9.51 $19,790
Napa, CA 90 1.41 4.11 $10.13 $21,080
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 130 1.32 3.83 $8.24 $17,140
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 140 1.31 3.80 $8.52 $17,730
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,180 1.23 3.57 $14.94 $31,070
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 330 1.17 3.41 $8.57 $17,820




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)
Naples-Marco Island, FL 60 0.58 1.69 $15.03 $31,270
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,180 1.23 3.57 $14.94 $31,070
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 530 0.48 1.39 $14.53 $30,230
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,710 0.73 2.13 $13.86 $28,820
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 210 0.24 0.71 $13.28 $27,630
Columbus, OH 160 0.17 0.51 $12.91 $26,860
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,830 3.51 10.21 $12.65 $26,310
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 230 0.45 1.30 $12.58 $26,170
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 540 0.32 0.94 $12.53 $26,060
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 0.31 $12.53 $26,060

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 590 3.86 11.21 $11.59 $24,100
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 130 1.74 5.07 $10.40 $21,630
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.79 2.31 $9.19 $19,110
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.67 1.95 $12.08 $25,140
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 2.66 $12.37 $25,720

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 590 3.86 11.21 $11.59 $24,100
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 130 1.74 5.07 $10.40 $21,630
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 1.17 3.41 $8.52 $17,720
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 2.66 $12.37 $25,720
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.79 2.31 $9.19 $19,110

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 2.66 $12.37 $25,720
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.67 1.95 $12.08 $25,140
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.51 $12.03 $25,010
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.71 $24,360
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 590 3.86 11.21 $11.59 $24,100


About May 2011 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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