How Much Do Transportation Attendants Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Transportation Attendants

Transportation Attendants provide services to ensure the safety of passengers aboard ships, buses, trains, or within the station or terminal. Perform duties such as explaining the use of safety equipment, serving meals or beverages, or answering questions related to travel.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$30410 per year
Hourly wage
$15 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$19,840 to $24,540 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$10 to $12 per hour

Entry-level Transportation Attendants with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $19,840 to $24,540 per year or $10 to $12 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Transportation Attendants to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $20 $40,830
Senior (Top 25%) $17 $35,930
Middle (Mid 50%) $14 $28,770
Junior (Bottom 25%) $12 $24,540
No experience (Bottom 10%) $10 $19,840

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $23 $48,180
AK $22 $45,210
MD $19 $39,630
WA $18 $36,870
ND $18 $36,720
CA $16 $33,280
NY $16 $32,980
HI $16 $32,710
OR $15 $31,700
NJ $15 $31,340

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Transportation Attendant is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Transportation Attendants are in the states of DC, AK, MD, WA and ND.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
State Government $48240 $23.19
Local Government $33860 $16.28
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water $31800 $15.29
Charter Bus Industry $31010 $14.91
Rail Transportation $30420 $14.63
School and Employee Bus Transportation $30290 $14.56
Urban Transit Systems $30260 $14.55
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $30250 $14.54
Support Activities for Air Transportation $30240 $14.54
Elementary and Secondary Schools $29900 $14.37
Support Activities for Water Transportation $28390 $13.65
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation $27590 $13.26
Traveler Accommodation $27100 $13.03
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land $26230 $12.61
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation $26070 $12.53
Child Day Care Services $26060 $12.53
Automobile Dealers $24520 $11.79

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