Porter Salary (United States)

A typical Porter in the United States can expect to take home roughly $9.81 per hour. Compensation generally starts at $7.85 per hour and does not exceed $15.19. Residency and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field—about half—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by about half and dental plans are enjoyed by about a third. Porters are largely men, dominating the profession at 86 percent. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Porter Salary (?
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$18,740 - $35,909
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MEDIAN: $25,025
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Porter Salary (?
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$7.85 - $15.19
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National Salary Data

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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$18,740 - $35,909  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $498.89  
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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$16,499 - $33,390  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.85 - $15.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.21  
Overtime
$7.96 - $23.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $498.89  
   
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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$16,499 - $33,390  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 362
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Job Description for Porter

  • 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, they usually see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, it is not uncommon for an Automotive Mechanic to earn an extra $17,318 per year than his or her lower-level colleagues.

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Pay by Experience Level for Porter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Workers new to the field can expect to earn $21K, increasing to $25K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $27K. After 20 years in the field, Porters see a slip in salary, bringing in an average of $23K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 11 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; most of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Dallas
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Las Vegas
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National Average
$21,000
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For those looking to make money, Porters in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Porters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+36 percent) and Dallas (+12 percent).

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Experience Affects Porter Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Porter Salaries

Maintenance
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National Average
$21,000
Cleaning
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 50%
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