Baggage Porters and Bellhops (39-6011)

Occupation description:  Handle baggage for travelers at transportation terminals or for guests at hotels or similar establishments.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 289312 8.02 68
United States 43,60047,100 8.0350 8801,240

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 12.558.739.52 11.1714.0818.39
Alaska 12.6910.0710.07 10.0811.2726.46
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 10.5210.0710.07 10.0810.3511.73

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
26991 33.826.8 19.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation121
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation34
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 145
Number of job position postings 21
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training