Porters in the United States take home approximately $10.42 per hour on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the company and tenure. Male Porters far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a little less than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by close to one-half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. Most Porters are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$15,458 - $46,978
$15K
$26K
$47K
MEDIAN: $25,838
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$8.69 - $15.41
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MEDIAN: $10.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$15,458 - $46,978  
   
Bonus
$19.57 - $1,987  
Profit Sharing
$3,587  
Commission
$1,200  
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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$18,358 - $34,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.69 - $15.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.93  
Overtime
$12.06 - $22.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$19.57 - $1,987  
   
Commission
$1,200  
Profit Sharing
$3,587  
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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$18,358 - $34,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 795

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Porter


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It's not very common for Porters to move on to become Automobile Service Advisors. Average pay for an Automobile Service Advisor is $40K annually. Career advancement for the typical Porter often leads to becoming a Maintenance Technician or an Automotive Mechanic; median salaries in these positions are $15K higher and $15K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Porter

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


Porters do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $23K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $27K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Porters make a median salary of $27K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,152

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Porters will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 44 percent. Porters will also find cushy salaries in Jacksonville (+39 percent), New York (+35 percent), Las Vegas (+12 percent), and Atlanta (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in St. Louis. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Orlando and Chicago (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Porter Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Porter

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
065
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Porter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Porter Salaries

National Average
$23,000

Maintenance
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Cleaning
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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