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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 653683 4.656 3190
United States 18,50020,000 8.41,600 9002,660

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 15.299.0510.24 13.3818.0725.47
Alaska 20.1711.6113.99 23.6324.1725.79

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
879215 24.546.2 40.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation224
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation39
UI claimants previously working in occupation240
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 294
Number of job position postings 34
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.6

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