Porter Salary

The average Porter in the United States earns approximately $10.61 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — around half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by approximately half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third. The vast majority of Porters (86 percent) survey respondents are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$16,284 - $48,227
$16K
$25K
$48K
MEDIAN: $25,261
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90%

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$8.79 - $15.72
$8
$11
$16
MEDIAN: $10.75
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$0$48K
Salary $16,284 - $48,227
Bonus $0.23 - $1,993
Profit Sharing $3,587
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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$18,484 - $35,517
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 66
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $8.79 - $15.72
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $0.95
Overtime $12.22 - $23.23
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $0.23 - $1,993
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $3,587
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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$18,484 - $35,517
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 814

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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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

Popular Employer Salaries for Porter


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: $23,531

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 Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Porter?

Porter in Orlando:
"It has its ups and downs."
Pros: Metting all kinds of people and enjoying the rain and cloudy days with a nice breeze.
Cons: When the temperature get to above 85 high humidity and having to work outside when the sun is strong all day.

Porter in Auburn Hills:
Pros: I love working with cars and learning anything about them that I can.
Cons: Unprofessional atmosphere, management that doesn't manage properly,

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

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Key Stats for Porter

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Porter Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲14%

▲13%

National Average
$24,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Porter Salaries

National Average
$24,000

Maintenance
▼8%

Cleaning
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 50%