$26,109
Avg. Salary
$10.88
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$483

Bonus

$600

Profit Sharing

$1,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Porter is $10.88 per hour.

The average pay for a Porter is $26,109 per year.

10%
$8.79
10%
$10.88
50%
$15.83
90%
90%
MEDIAN $10.88
10%
$17k
10%
$26k
50%
$50k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $26,109
$16,510 - $49,565
$17K
$26K
$50K
MEDIAN: $26,109
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90%

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$8.79 - $15.83
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$0$49K
Salary $16,510 - $49,565
Bonus $32.00 - $2,035
Profit Sharing $600
Commission $1,000
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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$18,474 - $35,450
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 104
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $8.79 - $15.83
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $1.06
Overtime $12.07 - $23.17
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $32.00 - $2,035
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $600
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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$18,474 - $35,450
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,448

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.

Porter Pay By Employer

$0$27K

$17,963

AutoNation, Inc.
11 profiles
$24,448

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. It is quite typical for Porters to transition into roles as Maintenance Technicians or Auto Mechanics, where reported median earnings are $15K and $15K higher per year.

Porter Job Listings

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

31%

19%

National Average: $23,718

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 (+37 percent), New York (+33 percent), Las Vegas (+20 percent), and Atlanta (+10 percent). In Miami, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 8 percent less in San Antonio and 7 percent less in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Porter Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Porter?

Porter in Ontario:
Alot of physical hard work , in an huge industrial environment.

Porter in New Haven:
Pros: People very friendly.
Cons:

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.

Porter in Newport News:
"FAST PACE."
Pros: Meeting my deadline, My Work performance shows my accomplishment.
Cons: Compensation , appreciate of a good employee. Stressful level .

Porter in New York:
"Not paying for the work being done."
Pros: The shift meal is the best thing.
Cons: Working under unorganized supervisor and there seems to be no room to move up in the company.

Porter in Madison Heights:
Vehicles: Clean inside and out, minor mechanic work, price vehicles, clean according to the weather (get snow off cars), reset rental timers, drive to renters homes, go get office workers lunch, drop off or pick up customers.

Porter in Winnetka:
Pros: No one there.
Cons: Graveyard shift.

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Key Stats for Porter

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 237 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Porter Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲13%

▲12%

National Average
$24,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Porter Salaries

National Average
$24,000

Maintenance
▼9%

Cleaning
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 237 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 49%