Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants (53-6061)

Occupation description:  Provide services to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers aboard ships, buses, trains, or within the station or terminal. Perform duties such as greeting passengers, explaining the use of safety equipment, serving meals or beverages, or answering questions related to travel. Excludes Baggage Porters and Bellhops (39-6011).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 696730 4.93 1317
United States 16,50017,600 6.4100 300410

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.688.719.46 12.4716.9126.35
Alaska 17.0910.3312.29 14.8523.3923.86
Southeast Region 18.2611.3213.32 17.4223.4023.87
Balance of State 14.029.8110.59 11.8914.8223.18

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
893174 19.546.2 39.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation245
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation49
UI claimants previously working in occupation255
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 274
Number of job position postings 102
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.7

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