Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
27,040 3.8 % $11.64 $24,210 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.04 $8.81 $10.41 $13.24 $17.40
Annual Wage (2) $16,710 $18,320 $21,650 $27,530 $36,200


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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 7,140 0.09 $10.31 $21,440
School and Employee Bus Transportation 6,730 3.38 $10.37 $21,560
Scheduled Air Transportation 2,640 0.64 $12.34 $25,670
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,470 1.52 $10.11 $21,030
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,430 0.03 $17.73 $36,880

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 970 7.24 $13.52 $28,130
School and Employee Bus Transportation 6,730 3.38 $10.37 $21,560
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 50 2.55 $10.15 $21,120
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,470 1.52 $10.11 $21,030
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 130 1.21 $9.96 $20,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 1,060 0.47 $18.62 $38,740
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,430 0.03 $17.73 $36,880
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 40 0.11 $17.15 $35,680
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $15.85 $32,960
State Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $14.27 $29,680


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)
Illinois 3,190 0.57 2.71 $11.37 $23,650
New Jersey 2,850 0.76 3.59 $9.95 $20,700
Texas 2,580 0.25 1.19 $10.44 $21,720
New York 2,100 0.25 1.18 $13.73 $28,570
Florida 1,990 0.28 1.32 $11.91 $24,770




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 480 1.55 7.33 $12.61 $26,220
Hawaii 790 1.37 6.51 $12.39 $25,770
New Jersey 2,850 0.76 3.59 $9.95 $20,700
Illinois 3,190 0.57 2.71 $11.37 $23,650
Nevada 580 0.52 2.47 $12.87 $26,760




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 0.99 $20.54 $42,730
California 1,840 0.13 0.62 $15.81 $32,880
New York 2,100 0.25 1.18 $13.73 $28,570
New Mexico 180 0.23 1.10 $13.04 $27,130
Nevada 580 0.52 2.47 $12.87 $26,760





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,340 0.65 3.10 $11.45 $23,810
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,050 0.41 1.92 $12.50 $26,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,100 0.49 2.34 $10.74 $22,330
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,020 0.40 1.90 $11.58 $24,090
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 800 0.84 3.98 $10.10 $21,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 670 0.39 1.87 $9.03 $18,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.16 0.77 $12.37 $25,730
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 550 0.68 3.23 $12.72 $26,460
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 540 1.08 5.13 $9.64 $20,050
St. Louis, MO-IL 510 0.40 1.90 $10.87 $22,620




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)
Anchorage, AK 200 1.22 5.77 $12.54 $26,080
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 540 1.08 5.13 $9.64 $20,050
Tyler, TX 80 0.90 4.25 $9.60 $19,960
Honolulu, HI 380 0.89 4.23 $10.52 $21,880
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 800 0.84 3.98 $10.10 $21,020
Glens Falls, NY 40 0.82 3.87 $11.34 $23,590
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 150 0.71 3.36 $10.21 $21,230
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 550 0.68 3.23 $12.72 $26,460
El Paso, TX 180 0.67 3.17 $8.12 $16,890
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,340 0.65 3.10 $11.45 $23,810




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)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 0.54 $18.72 $38,940
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 0.59 $16.58 $34,480
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $15.11 $31,440
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $14.23 $29,600
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 140 0.12 0.55 $13.49 $28,060
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 40 0.27 1.28 $13.41 $27,880
Peoria, IL 100 0.57 2.72 $13.31 $27,690
Albuquerque, NM 100 0.28 1.33 $12.92 $26,870
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 110 0.26 1.25 $12.87 $26,760
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 550 0.68 3.23 $12.72 $26,460

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 410 2.72 12.91 $14.11 $29,350
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 3.06 $10.46 $21,760
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.62 2.96 $8.20 $17,050
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 3.09 $9.41 $19,570
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.14 0.68 $9.65 $20,080

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 410 2.72 12.91 $14.11 $29,350
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 3.09 $9.41 $19,570
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 3.06 $10.46 $21,760
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.62 2.96 $8.20 $17,050
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 2.40 $15.31 $31,850

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) $16.39 $34,100
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 2.40 $15.31 $31,850
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 410 2.72 12.91 $14.11 $29,350
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.02 $27,080
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 3.06 $10.46 $21,760


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.

(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 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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