Salary for Baggage Porters and Bellhops

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Also known as:  Baggage Porter, Bell Staff, Bellperson, Bellstaff, Hotel Baggage Handler, Luggage Attendant, Redcap, Skycap helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Baggage porters and bellhops work in the field of tourism and transportation by handling and moving baggage for travelers at a variety of locations including transit terminals or hotels. They are able to move heavy baggage from room to room or terminal to terminal in a timely manner. They perform superior customer service skills by greeting guests upon arrival and answer all questions and inquiries in a kind and efficient manner. They deliver messages for guests upon request and are able to assist guest with special physical need or disabilities to move luggage and personal belongings to required destination. A high school diploma is required for employment in this professional field.

A Baggage Porter or Bellhop earns salaries somewhere between $19,020 to $40,750 based on experience and education levels. can get an average compensation of twenty-nine thousand and sixty dollars on a yearly basis.

are paid at the highest average level in New York, where they receive average pay scales of close to about $38,120. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Public Administration, which has job pay of $37,330.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 33.36 percent nationwide in that time.


Baggage Porters and Bellhops tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Educational Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Accommodation and Food Services
Transportation and Warehousing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Retail Trade
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Health Care and Social Assistance
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Transportation and Warehousing
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