Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
23,790 4.0 % $11.52 $23,960 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.01 $8.74 $10.33 $13.37 $17.15
Annual Wage (2) $16,670 $18,180 $21,490 $27,820 $35,670


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 7,960 0.10 $10.27 $21,370
School and Employee Bus Transportation 4,970 2.49 $10.91 $22,690
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,530 1.58 $10.58 $22,000
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,340 0.32 $14.44 $30,030
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 1,290 9.35 $15.13 $31,460

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 1,290 9.35 $15.13 $31,460
School and Employee Bus Transportation 4,970 2.49 $10.91 $22,690
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,530 1.58 $10.58 $22,000
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 160 1.44 $13.11 $27,270
Urban Transit Systems 390 0.92 $14.23 $29,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) (8) (8) $20.62 $42,900
Rail Transportation 920 0.41 $18.05 $37,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $15.71 $32,690
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 1,290 9.35 $15.13 $31,460
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 40 0.20 $15.06 $31,330


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 2,610 0.46 2.53 $12.12 $25,200
Texas 2,060 0.19 1.07 $9.24 $19,220
New York 1,870 0.22 1.20 $14.33 $29,800
New Jersey 1,850 0.49 2.67 $10.16 $21,130
California 1,630 0.11 0.63 $14.47 $30,100




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 440 1.37 7.53 $12.41 $25,800
Hawaii 710 1.21 6.65 $13.49 $28,070
New Jersey 1,850 0.49 2.67 $10.16 $21,130
Illinois 2,610 0.46 2.53 $12.12 $25,200
Nevada 490 0.43 2.37 $13.89 $28,890




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 0.22 1.19 $20.36 $42,350
California 1,630 0.11 0.63 $14.47 $30,100
New York 1,870 0.22 1.20 $14.33 $29,800
Utah (8) (8) (8) $14.29 $29,730
Nevada 490 0.43 2.37 $13.89 $28,890





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 1,960 0.54 2.95 $12.19 $25,360
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.30 1.67 $13.45 $27,980
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 930 0.51 2.80 $8.34 $17,350
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 820 0.48 2.61 $9.28 $19,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 610 0.27 1.47 $10.58 $22,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 590 0.25 1.38 $11.13 $23,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 580 0.22 1.21 $9.53 $19,830
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 550 0.57 3.13 $10.13 $21,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.14 0.77 $14.43 $30,020
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 470 0.57 3.15 $13.76 $28,630




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)
Fairbanks, AK 140 3.87 21.17 $13.02 $27,090
Monroe, LA 90 1.20 6.57 $8.25 $17,150
Anchorage, AK 190 1.09 5.99 $12.09 $25,140
Brunswick, GA 40 0.98 5.39 $8.50 $17,680
Bangor, ME 60 0.90 4.92 $11.01 $22,890
Glens Falls, NY 40 0.77 4.22 $11.78 $24,500
Honolulu, HI 270 0.63 3.43 $11.33 $23,560
El Paso, TX 170 0.63 3.48 $8.26 $17,190
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 470 0.57 3.15 $13.76 $28,630
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 550 0.57 3.13 $10.13 $21,080




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)
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $15.24 $31,690
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $15.16 $31,520
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $14.69 $30,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.14 0.77 $14.43 $30,020
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 470 0.57 3.15 $13.76 $28,630
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 0.26 $13.47 $28,010
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.30 1.67 $13.45 $27,980
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.37 $13.17 $27,380
Fairbanks, AK 140 3.87 21.17 $13.02 $27,090
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 80 0.11 0.60 $12.87 $26,760

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 440 2.86 15.67 $14.82 $30,830
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.26 1.45 $10.86 $22,590
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 3.34 $8.34 $17,360
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 4.05 $9.21 $19,160
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 2.13 $9.35 $19,450

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 440 2.86 15.67 $14.82 $30,830
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 4.05 $9.21 $19,160
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 3.34 $8.34 $17,360
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 2.83 $10.28 $21,390
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 2.53 $8.23 $17,120

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 440 2.86 15.67 $14.82 $30,830
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.80 $13.52 $28,120
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.66 $26,320
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.23 $25,440
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.07 $25,110


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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