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. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—about half lack coverage. On the flip side, about half have medical insurance and around one third receive dental plans. Men make up the vast majority of Porters (86 percent). Most Porters are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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 (?
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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

  • 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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More often than not, Porters can expect a sizeable increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Automotive Mechanic can offer an extra $17,318 annually than lower-level jobs in the same field.

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Pay by Experience Level for Porter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though starting salaries approximate $21K, they climb to $25K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $27K. For Porters, pay actually goes down to about $23K after two decades on the job. 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 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Most of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$21,000
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Porters will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. 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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$21,000
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Skills That Affect Porter Salaries

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National Average
$21,000
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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%