Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
46,550 3.7 % $11.75 $24,430 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.30 $8.93 $10.17 $13.48 $17.61
Annual Wage (2) $17,260 $18,580 $21,160 $28,050 $36,630


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 25,170 1.33 $11.69 $24,320
Support Activities for Air Transportation 9,490 5.15 $10.67 $22,200
Other Personal Services 2,430 0.81 $9.17 $19,080
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,360 0.21 $14.84 $30,870
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 1,340 0.31 $14.25 $29,640

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 9,490 5.15 $10.67 $22,200
Traveler Accommodation 25,170 1.33 $11.69 $24,320
Other Personal Services 2,430 0.81 $9.17 $19,080
Gambling Industries 930 0.36 $10.57 $21,990
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 1,340 0.31 $14.25 $29,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 250 0.12 $22.75 $47,320
Lessors of Real Estate 1,260 0.22 $16.66 $34,650
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,360 0.21 $14.84 $30,870
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 1,340 0.31 $14.25 $29,640
Civic and Social Organizations 200 0.05 $13.89 $28,890


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 11,250 1.42 4.20 $10.84 $22,550
California 5,410 0.35 1.03 $12.87 $26,760
New York 5,220 0.58 1.72 $15.45 $32,140
Nevada 3,110 2.52 7.47 $13.02 $27,080
Texas 2,170 0.19 0.56 $9.72 $20,210




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 3,110 2.52 7.47 $13.02 $27,080
Hawaii 1,180 1.90 5.64 $12.91 $26,860
Florida 11,250 1.42 4.20 $10.84 $22,550
District of Columbia 660 0.98 2.91 $16.79 $34,930
New York 5,220 0.58 1.72 $15.45 $32,140




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 660 0.98 2.91 $16.79 $34,930
New York 5,220 0.58 1.72 $15.45 $32,140
Maryland 470 0.18 0.53 $14.88 $30,950
Iowa 90 0.06 0.18 $13.40 $27,880
Illinois 1,460 0.25 0.74 $13.07 $27,180





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,550 0.70 2.08 $15.96 $33,200
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,130 2.79 8.28 $10.10 $21,000
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,040 2.78 8.25 $11.78 $24,490
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,860 3.16 9.37 $13.38 $27,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,800 0.44 1.30 $13.24 $27,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,770 0.73 2.17 $13.86 $28,820
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.38 1.12 $13.20 $27,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 760 0.31 0.91 $10.86 $22,600
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 760 1.34 3.97 $13.01 $27,060
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 680 0.67 1.98 $16.19 $33,670




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)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 310 4.28 12.67 $13.58 $28,250
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,860 3.16 9.37 $13.38 $27,830
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,130 2.79 8.28 $10.10 $21,000
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,040 2.78 8.25 $11.78 $24,490
Napa, CA 180 2.63 7.78 $10.67 $22,190
East Stroudsburg, PA 100 1.76 5.20 $9.73 $20,250
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 180 1.45 4.31 $11.62 $24,160
Urban Honolulu, HI 620 1.37 4.05 $12.54 $26,070
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 760 1.34 3.97 $13.01 $27,060
Lake Charles, LA 100 0.98 2.91 $9.49 $19,740




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 Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 680 0.67 1.98 $16.19 $33,670
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,550 0.70 2.08 $15.96 $33,200
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 60 0.46 1.36 $15.04 $31,270
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.81 $30,800
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 30 0.06 0.17 $14.42 $30,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,770 0.73 2.17 $13.86 $28,820
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 310 4.28 12.67 $13.58 $28,250
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,860 3.16 9.37 $13.38 $27,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,800 0.44 1.30 $13.24 $27,530
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.38 1.12 $13.20 $27,460

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 250 2.69 7.96 $13.02 $27,070
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 200 1.72 5.08 $11.36 $23,640
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 110 1.42 4.20 $9.93 $20,650
Wasatch Back nonmetropolitan area 70 2.36 6.99 $9.76 $20,290
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 1.08 $16.12 $33,540

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 250 2.69 7.96 $13.02 $27,070
Wasatch Back nonmetropolitan area 70 2.36 6.99 $9.76 $20,290
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 200 1.72 5.08 $11.36 $23,640
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 110 1.42 4.20 $9.93 $20,650
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.88 2.60 $10.66 $22,180

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 1.08 $16.12 $33,540
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 250 2.69 7.96 $13.02 $27,070
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.80 $26,630
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.65 $12.13 $25,240
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 1.21 $11.52 $23,960


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016