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How Much Does a Porter Earn In The United States?

Porter Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$24,000
$20,000
$24,000
$29,000
The average porter makes about $24,855 per year. That's $11.95 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $20,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $29,000. Many of porters seem to be drawn to retail and hospitality companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case porters tend to work at government, retail, and automotive companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Massachusetts, Washington and New York pay porters the highest salaries.
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Where Porters Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where porters earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Porters Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Massachusetts, Washington and New York, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for porters. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Utah, Arkansas, and Alabama.
Location
1. San Francisco, CA
$31,456
Avg. Salary
$17k
$37k
2. Seattle, WA
$31,026
Avg. Salary
$17k
$37k
3. Brentwood, NY
$29,876
Avg. Salary
$17k
$37k
4. Minneapolis, MN
$27,365
Avg. Salary
$17k
$37k
5. Fort Lee, NJ
$27,198
Avg. Salary
$17k
$37k
6. Portland, OR
$26,801
Avg. Salary
$17k
$37k

High Paying Porter Jobs

Which Companies Pay Porters The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a porter, being employed by a company such as Truck Centers or Columbia University would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Hayward Industries and New York Public Library also report highly competitive salaries for porters.
Company
$36,270
Avg. Salary
$23k
$40k
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$23k
$40k
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$23k
$40k
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$23k
$40k
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$23k
$40k
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$23k
$40k

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Porter Salary History

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    How Much Do Porters Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, porter salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that government, retail, and automotive companies tend to offer much higher salaries for porters. For example, porters make a whopping average salary of $26,286 while working for government companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $25,936 at retail companies and $24,338 at automotive companies. But porters may want to avoid working in the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $22,749.
    1. Government
    $26,286
    Avg. Salary
    $20k
    $28k
    2. Retail
    $25,936
    Avg. Salary
    $20k
    $28k
    3. Automotive
    $24,338
    Avg. Salary
    $20k
    $28k
    4. Real Estate
    $24,202
    Avg. Salary
    $20k
    $28k
    5. Manufacturing
    $24,150
    Avg. Salary
    $20k
    $28k
    6. Hospitality
    $23,467
    Avg. Salary
    $20k
    $28k

    How Experience Affects Porter Salaries

    The salary for a porter can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $33,392
    $33,392
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    $29,218
    $29,218
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    $27,131
    $27,131
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    01/27/2021
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    $22,957
    $22,957
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    Redmond, WA
    Redmond, WA
    01/27/2021
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    $36,523
    $36,523
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    Largo, FL
    01/27/2021
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    $22,957
    $22,957
    01/27/2021
    Porter/Janitorial
    Porter/Janitorial
    Boise, ID
    Boise, ID
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $18,783
    $18,783
    01/27/2021