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Porter Salary (United States)

Hourly wages for Porters in the United States typically come in around $9.81 per hour. Compensation ranges from $7.85 per hour on the lower end to $15.19 on the higher end. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by approximately half and dental insurance is reported by over a third. There are far more male Porters than women, making up 86 percent of those in this profession. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This report is based on 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  
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 362
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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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For Porters, career progression typically leads to a rather large increase in compensation. Usually, an upper-level role like an Automotive Mechanic will earn $38K annually.

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Porters typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $21K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $25K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Porters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $27K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $23K. Most of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around a tenth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$21,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Porters, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 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
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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%