Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
21,280 5.0 % $12.57 $26,150 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.16 $8.96 $11.27 $14.37 $20.17
Annual Wage (2) $16,970 $18,640 $23,450 $29,890 $41,940


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 5,450 0.07 $10.38 $21,600
School and Employee Bus Transportation 3,250 1.62 $11.63 $24,180
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,810 1.70 $10.96 $22,790
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,690 0.41 $14.35 $29,840
Rail Transportation 1,680 0.75 $19.17 $39,860

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 1,160 8.31 $15.74 $32,740
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 220 1.78 $13.71 $28,520
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,810 1.70 $10.96 $22,790
School and Employee Bus Transportation 3,250 1.62 $11.63 $24,180
Urban Transit Systems 470 1.07 $16.85 $35,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $22.81 $47,450
Rail Transportation 1,680 0.75 $19.17 $39,860
Urban Transit Systems 470 1.07 $16.85 $35,050
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 1,160 8.31 $15.74 $32,740
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 210 0.54 $15.20 $31,630


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 2,550 0.17 1.08 $16.89 $35,130
Illinois 2,360 0.41 2.58 $12.40 $25,790
Texas 1,820 0.17 1.04 $10.25 $21,320
New York 1,550 0.18 1.12 $14.91 $31,010
New Jersey 1,160 0.30 1.89 $10.86 $22,590




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 570 1.77 11.04 (8) (8)
Hawaii 620 1.03 6.44 $13.93 $28,970
Nevada 600 0.52 3.22 $13.85 $28,810
Illinois 2,360 0.41 2.58 $12.40 $25,790
Kansas 440 0.33 2.04 $10.66 $22,170




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 1.36 $20.66 $42,970
California 2,550 0.17 1.08 $16.89 $35,130
Oregon 40 0.02 0.15 $15.52 $32,290
New York 1,550 0.18 1.12 $14.91 $31,010
Florida 490 0.07 0.41 $14.50 $30,170





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 1,780 0.48 2.99 $12.45 $25,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.28 1.75 $13.98 $29,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 850 0.46 2.87 $8.30 $17,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 670 0.17 1.05 $15.42 $32,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 660 0.28 1.73 $11.19 $23,280
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 590 0.70 4.36 $13.81 $28,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 560 0.31 1.96 $9.51 $19,780
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.43 2.70 $19.24 $40,010
St. Louis, MO-IL 410 0.32 1.97 $12.47 $25,940
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.38 2.36 $10.42 $21,660




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 250 1.40 8.75 $12.19 $25,360
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 590 0.70 4.36 $13.81 $28,730
Spokane, WA 120 0.58 3.60 $12.09 $25,140
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.48 2.99 $12.45 $25,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 850 0.46 2.87 $8.30 $17,250
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.43 2.70 $19.24 $40,010
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 90 0.39 2.45 $8.60 $17,880
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.38 2.36 $10.42 $21,660
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 190 0.36 2.24 $10.47 $21,780
Honolulu, HI 150 0.33 2.07 $14.27 $29,680




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-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.43 2.70 $19.24 $40,010
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 70 0.09 0.58 $16.04 $33,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 670 0.17 1.05 $15.42 $32,070
Salt Lake City, UT 110 0.17 1.09 $14.67 $30,510
Honolulu, HI 150 0.33 2.07 $14.27 $29,680
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.28 1.75 $13.98 $29,070
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 590 0.70 4.36 $13.81 $28,730
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.37 $13.43 $27,940
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 270 0.30 1.88 $13.37 $27,820
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 0.29 $13.18 $27,420

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 480 2.95 18.41 $13.82 $28,760
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.23 1.42 $11.14 $23,180
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.68 4.27 $9.49 $19,730
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.87 $14.26 $29,660

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 480 2.95 18.41 $13.82 $28,760
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.68 4.27 $9.49 $19,730
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.87 $14.26 $29,660
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.23 1.42 $11.14 $23,180

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.86 $35,060
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.87 $14.26 $29,660
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 480 2.95 18.41 $13.82 $28,760
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.49 $28,060
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.07 $27,190


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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