Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
16,380 6.9 % $13.01 $27,060 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.26 $8.96 $11.24 $14.80 $22.22
Annual Wage (2) $17,190 $18,640 $23,380 $30,780 $46,220


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)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,970 1.71 $11.75 $24,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,770 0.03 $10.76 $22,380
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1,820 0.89 $12.33 $25,650
Rail Transportation 1,520 0.68 $19.59 $40,750
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 1,450 9.97 $13.38 $27,820

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 1,450 9.97 $13.38 $27,820
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,970 1.71 $11.75 $24,440
Urban Transit Systems 450 1.00 $17.23 $35,830
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1,820 0.89 $12.33 $25,650
Charter Bus Industry 250 0.83 $11.70 $24,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 240 0.01 $23.66 $49,210
Rail Transportation 1,520 0.68 $19.59 $40,750
Urban Transit Systems 450 1.00 $17.23 $35,830
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 240 0.61 $15.32 $31,870
Inland Water Transportation 130 0.48 $15.24 $31,710


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)
California 2,710 0.18 1.48 $17.09 $35,550
Texas 1,390 0.12 1.02 $12.25 $25,480
Illinois 1,370 0.24 1.96 $12.09 $25,140
Pennsylvania 1,120 0.20 1.63 $9.14 $19,010
New Jersey 860 0.22 1.84 $11.80 $24,550




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 620 1.91 15.78 $16.65 $34,620
Hawaii 780 1.27 10.48 (8) (8)
Nevada 480 0.40 3.31 $14.71 $30,600
Illinois 1,370 0.24 1.96 $12.09 $25,140
Louisiana 450 0.23 1.92 $11.44 $23,790




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 1.70 $21.42 $44,560
California 2,710 0.18 1.48 $17.09 $35,550
Alaska 620 1.91 15.78 $16.65 $34,620
Florida 450 0.06 0.48 $16.07 $33,430
Indiana 150 0.05 0.43 $14.85 $30,880





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 960 0.25 2.10 $12.01 $24,990
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 950 0.51 4.20 $8.70 $18,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.20 1.63 $15.08 $31,360
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 470 0.54 4.46 $14.67 $30,520
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.40 3.30 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 310 0.17 1.40 $9.97 $20,750
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 280 0.10 0.82 $10.93 $22,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 250 0.14 1.14 $13.64 $28,370
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 200 0.37 3.09 $11.50 $23,920
Honolulu, HI 190 0.41 3.42 $12.00 $24,950




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)
Spokane, WA 130 0.63 5.18 $12.78 $26,580
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 470 0.54 4.46 $14.67 $30,520
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 950 0.51 4.20 $8.70 $18,090
Honolulu, HI 190 0.41 3.42 $12.00 $24,950
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.40 3.30 (8) (8)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 200 0.37 3.09 $11.50 $23,920
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 960 0.25 2.10 $12.01 $24,990
Salt Lake City, UT 150 0.23 1.86 $15.58 $32,400
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 90 0.23 1.91 $12.40 $25,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.20 1.63 $15.08 $31,360




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)
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.09 0.70 $16.52 $34,370
Salt Lake City, UT 150 0.23 1.86 $15.58 $32,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.20 1.63 $15.08 $31,360
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 40 0.20 1.65 $14.82 $30,830
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 470 0.54 4.46 $14.67 $30,520
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.89 $28,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $13.86 $28,820
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.76 $28,620
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 250 0.14 1.14 $13.64 $28,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.36 $27,780

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 3.61 29.80 (8) (8)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 270 7.59 62.63 $18.71 $38,920
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 1.58 $11.18 $23,240
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.55 $8.06 $16,750

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 270 7.59 62.63 $18.71 $38,920
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 590 3.61 29.80 (8) (8)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 1.58 $11.18 $23,240
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.55 $8.06 $16,750

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 270 7.59 62.63 $18.71 $38,920
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.29 $27,650
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 1.58 $11.18 $23,240
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.55 $8.06 $16,750


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015