Baggage Porters and Bellhops

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

Median Annual Wage: $20,930

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (48%); Less than high school diploma (30%); Some college, no degree (14%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Bellman; Bell Captain; Bellhop; Bellperson; Valet; Doorman; Skycap; Sky Cap; Bell Person; Ground Support Agent

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Baggage Porters and Bellhops.

More Personal Care and Service Careers

  • 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.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Baggage Porters and Bellhops.

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Baggage Porters and Bellhops.

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