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Porter Salary

Porters in the United States can expect wages of $10.00 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $8.08 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.71 on the higher side. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — half — do not have any health coverage, about one-half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The vast majority (86 percent) of Porters who answered the questionnaire are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$15,622 - $38,134
(Median)
$16K
$25K
$38K
MEDIAN: $25,014
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$8.08 - $15.71
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $9.00
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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
$15,622 - $38,134  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $516  
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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$16,851 - $33,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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
$8.08 - $15.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.90  
Overtime
$10.60 - $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 - $516  
   
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).
)
$16,851 - $33,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 453

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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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Though some Porters move into positions like Automobile Service Advisor (where the average salary is $40K), this progression is not the norm. Porters typically move into roles as Auto Mechanics or Apartment Maintenance Technicians, and those positions pay $17K more and $9K more, respectively.

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Survey takers who work as Porters typically report just a few professional skills. Maintenance and Cleaning are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning.

Pay by Experience Level for Porter

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


Porters with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $21K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $25K. On average, Porters make $26K following one to two decades on the job. 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, Jacksonville provides a pay rate that is 51 percent greater than the national average. Porters will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), Tampa (+12 percent), and Las Vegas (+3 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 5 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Porter Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$22,000


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 59 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 50%
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