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Porter Salary

Average Porters in the United States make around $9.95 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.03 per hour to $15.71. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by approximately half and dental insurance is reported by over a third. The vast majority of Porters (87 percent) who took the survey are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$15,696 - $37,583
(Median)
$16K
$26K
$38K
MEDIAN: $26,500
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$8.03 - $15.71
(Median)
$8
$9
$16
MEDIAN: $9.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$15,696 - $37,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $514  
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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$16,764 - $34,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.03 - $15.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.22  
Overtime
$9.83 - $24.60  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $514  
   
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).
)
$16,764 - $34,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 431

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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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As Porters transition into upper-level roles such as Automobile Service Advisor, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Automobile Service Advisors earn $40K on average per year.

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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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cleaning.

Pay by Experience Level for Porter

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $21K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $25K. Porters claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $26K. Porters who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $25K.

Pay Difference by Location


Porters will find that Jacksonville offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 51 percent. Porters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), and Tampa (+14 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 5 percent below the national average.

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 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Porter Salaries

Maintenance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$22,000

Cleaning
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 50%