Porter Salary

The average Porter in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $10.58 per hour. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and years of experience are driving factors as well. Some workers in this field — just under a half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by approximately one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by roughly two-fifths. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men account for the majority of Porters who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,932 - $43,278
$15K
$25K
$43K
MEDIAN: $25,390
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$8.73 - $15.24
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$15
MEDIAN: $10.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,932 - $43,278  
   
Bonus
$19.87 - $1,975  
Profit Sharing
$2,100  
Commission
$1,100  
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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$18,422 - $34,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.73 - $15.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.10  
Overtime
$11.98 - $20.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$19.87 - $1,975  
   
Commission
$1,100  
Profit Sharing
$2,100  
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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$18,422 - $34,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 820

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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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Porters do not often transition into Automobile Service Advisor roles. The role averages $40K per year. Porters most often move into positions as Maintenance Technicians or Auto Mechanics; those groups report median salaries that are $15K higher and $15K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Porter

Pay by Experience for a Porter has a positive trend. An entry-level Porter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 701 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Porter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 127 salaries. An experienced Porter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 70 salaries. A Porter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,260

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

For Porters, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Porters will also find cushy salaries in Jacksonville (+38 percent), New York (+34 percent), Las Vegas (+21 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). Miami is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Antonio (8 percent lower) and Orlando (6 percent lower).

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 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Porter Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲16%

▲14%

National Average
$23,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Porter Salaries

National Average
$23,000

Maintenance
▼7%

Cleaning
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 46%
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