Porter Salary

The average wage for a Porter is $10.02 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$15,373 - $42,085
(Median)
$15K
$25K
$42K
MEDIAN: $25,014
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$8.13 - $15.57
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$15,373 - $42,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $608  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,949 - $33,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.13 - $15.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.15  
Overtime
$11.15 - $23.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $608  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$16,949 - $33,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 488
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Job Description for Porter

A porter performs basic cleaning and maintenance duties for their organization. They are typically employed by companies that have grounds that need to be maintained; this includes apartment complexes, retirement communities, country clubs, golf courses, and airports, among others. A porter generally perform janitorial duties, as well as helps solve some maintenance-related problems. They are expected to maintain the area under their supervision, keeping it clean of trash and other debris. They might also perform some basic maintenance duties such as changing light bulbs and fixing doors and windows.

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Porter Tasks

  • Provide customers with directions and information on attractions in the surrounding area.
  • Move luggage to and from customer’s room and vehicle.
  • Greet customers, guide them to check-in or their room and explain amenities and services.
  • Bring room service orders to customers and ensure customer needs are met.

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Pay by Experience Level for Porter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

Porter Reviews

What is it like working as a Porter?

Porter in Memphis:
"The Porter Experience."
Pros: There's always a task at hand. Being a Lot Porter, I am responsible for the overall look of the dealership and the physical presentation of the vehicles.
Cons: The pay rate is just little to just enough to pay a bill or two. With the cost of living increasing every year, our pay should accomodate those changes. Being a Porter, we supply the salespeople with the inventory in order to present them to their customers/clients. I like my job, but the pay is horrible.

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Experience Affects Porter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$22,000


Skills That Affect Porter Salaries

Maintenance
0%

National Average
$22,000

Cleaning
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 50%
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