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Porter Salary

The average wage for a Porter is $9.88 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
$16,110 - $37,875
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MEDIAN: $27,499
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$7.95 - $15.51
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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 (?
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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).
)
$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.

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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 Advice

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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
up arrow 12%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

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%