Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops
Handle baggage for travelers at transportation terminals or for guests at hotels or similar establishments.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Transfer luggage, trunks, and packages to and from rooms, loading areas, vehicles, or transportation terminals, by hand or using baggage carts. Greet incoming guests and escort them to their rooms. Receive and mark baggage by completing and attaching claim checks. Supply guests or travelers with directions, travel information, and other information such as available services and points of interest. Assist physically challenged travelers and other guests with special needs. Transport guests about premises and local areas, or arrange for transportation. Maintain clean lobbies or entrance areas for travelers or guests. Deliver messages and room service orders, and run errands for guests. Act as part of the security team at transportation terminals, hotels, or similar establishments. Explain the operation of room features such as locks, ventilation systems, and televisions.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $8.56   Entry $17,815.00
Mean $10.43   Mean $21,680.00
Experience $11.35 Experience $23,608.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
Occupational Videos
39-6011.00 Baggage Porters and Bellhops