Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
43,790 3.0 % $11.38 $23,660 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.04 $8.65 $9.77 $13.20 $16.87
Annual Wage (2) $16,730 $17,980 $20,330 $27,450 $35,090


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 23,980 1.35 $11.23 $23,350
Support Activities for Air Transportation 10,140 6.12 $10.54 $21,920
Lessors of Real Estate 1,210 0.21 $16.45 $34,220
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,170 0.28 $11.04 $22,970
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,050 0.18 $14.90 $31,000

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 10,140 6.12 $10.54 $21,920
Traveler Accommodation 23,980 1.35 $11.23 $23,350
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 210 0.54 $12.10 $25,180
Other Personal Services 1,010 0.38 $9.31 $19,370
Gambling Industries 420 0.32 $10.01 $20,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 320 0.14 $20.90 $43,470
Lessors of Real Estate 1,210 0.21 $16.45 $34,220
Civic and Social Organizations 130 0.03 $15.65 $32,560
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,050 0.18 $14.90 $31,000
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 40 0.03 $14.23 $29,600


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 8,210 1.10 3.34 $10.54 $21,910
New York 4,980 0.58 1.75 $15.60 $32,450
California 4,800 0.33 0.99 $11.77 $24,480
Nevada 2,990 2.60 7.86 $12.45 $25,890
Texas 2,330 0.21 0.65 $9.74 $20,260




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 2,990 2.60 7.86 $12.45 $25,890
Hawaii 1,310 2.17 6.58 $12.24 $25,460
Florida 8,210 1.10 3.34 $10.54 $21,910
District of Columbia 630 0.95 2.88 $17.25 $35,880
North Dakota 260 0.62 1.88 $10.29 $21,400




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 630 0.95 2.88 $17.25 $35,880
New York 4,980 0.58 1.75 $15.60 $32,450
Maryland 510 0.20 0.61 $12.90 $26,830
Nevada 2,990 2.60 7.86 $12.45 $25,890
Hawaii 1,310 2.17 6.58 $12.24 $25,460





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 3,940 0.75 2.27 $16.28 $33,860
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,810 2.70 8.16 $9.46 $19,670
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,770 3.30 9.98 $12.74 $26,500
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,690 2.63 7.95 $11.71 $24,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,100 0.89 2.69 $11.64 $24,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,650 0.41 1.26 $10.86 $22,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.37 1.13 $11.72 $24,370
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 970 0.92 2.80 $14.91 $31,020
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 770 0.44 1.33 $11.27 $23,450
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 730 0.39 1.20 $10.31 $21,440




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 2,770 3.30 9.98 $12.74 $26,500
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,810 2.70 8.16 $9.46 $19,670
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,690 2.63 7.95 $11.71 $24,350
Honolulu, HI 700 1.58 4.78 $11.60 $24,140
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 150 1.52 4.61 $8.70 $18,090
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 200 1.49 4.50 $10.20 $21,210
Napa, CA 80 1.22 3.71 $9.69 $20,160
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 350 1.18 3.57 $8.82 $18,350
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 200 1.04 3.16 $10.37 $21,570
Naples-Marco Island, FL 110 0.94 2.85 $13.83 $28,760




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,940 0.75 2.27 $16.28 $33,860
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 970 0.92 2.80 $14.91 $31,020
Baltimore-Towson, MD 300 0.24 0.72 $14.04 $29,190
Naples-Marco Island, FL 110 0.94 2.85 $13.83 $28,760
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.25 $13.16 $27,360
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 150 0.12 0.36 $12.78 $26,570
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,770 3.30 9.98 $12.74 $26,500
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 30 0.06 0.17 $12.45 $25,900
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.33 0.99 $12.12 $25,210
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 110 0.20 0.59 $11.96 $24,880

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 610 3.80 11.50 $12.96 $26,960
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 220 2.99 9.05 $10.83 $22,520
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 110 1.08 3.26 $10.92 $22,720
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 1.60 4.86 $10.98 $22,830
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.74 2.24 $10.79 $22,450

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 610 3.80 11.50 $12.96 $26,960
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 220 2.99 9.05 $10.83 $22,520
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 1.60 4.86 $10.98 $22,830
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 110 1.08 3.26 $10.92 $22,720
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 2.78 $8.62 $17,920

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 610 3.80 11.50 $12.96 $26,960
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.72 $26,460
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 1.43 $11.33 $23,560
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 1.60 4.86 $10.98 $22,830
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 110 1.08 3.26 $10.92 $22,720


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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