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.Read More...
A porter may also be responsible for ensuring cleaning and maintenance equipment is organized and safely stored. They must maintain safe and clean areas and report any safety concerns or violations as soon as possible. Other tasks performed by porters may include landscaping duties such as mowing grass and watering plants, as well as interacting with residents, customers, and fellow employees. Porters almost always work outdoors and in a variety of weather conditions.
A high school diploma or equivalent is usually the minimum educational requirement for this position. Most porter jobs also require some experience in a similar position as well. Porters are expected to work with a multitude of cleaning and grounds maintenance equipment, and they may also need some knowledge of tools and machinery used by a particular organization.
- 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
While Porters do not often become Automobile Service Advisors, the job pays $40K per year on average. Career advancement for the typical Porter often leads to becoming a Maintenance Technician or an Automotive Mechanic; median salaries in these positions are $15K higher and $15K higher, respectively.
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Pay by Experience Level for Porter
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Porters, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $22K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $26K. For Porters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $27K. Porters who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.
Pay Difference by Location
For Porters, working in the bustling city of Jacksonville has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Porters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+35 percent), Las Vegas (+13 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), and Tampa (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Orlando. Employers in Chicago and San Antonio also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).