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Porter Salary

Porters in the United States can expect to earn an average of $9.88 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $7.95 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $15.51. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. While approximately half report receiving no health benefits, nearly one-half do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Porters are male. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Porters — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$16,110 - $37,875
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MEDIAN: $27,499
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$7.95 - $15.51
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$16,110 - $37,875  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $503  
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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$16,658 - $34,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.95 - $15.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.86  
Overtime
$8.11 - $23.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $503  
   
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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$16,658 - $34,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 380
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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.

Common Career Paths for Porter


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Compensation usually increases greatly for Porters who advance to upper-end positions like Automotive Mechanic. Auto Mechanics make $38K per year on average.

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Professional skills reported by Porters are few in number. Maintenance and Cleaning are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Porter

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $21K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $25K. Porters see a median salary of $26K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $24K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Porters that is 37 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Porters will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+17 percent) and Dallas (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 3 percent, Houston is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Porter Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Porter in Madison Heights:
Vehicles: Clean inside and out, minor mechanic work, price vehicles, clean according to the weather (get snow off cars), reset rental timers, drive to renters homes, go get office workers lunch, drop off or pick up customers.

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Experience Affects Porter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
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National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Porter Salaries

Maintenance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$21,000

Cleaning
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 50%