Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
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.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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|
|Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water||$31800||$15.29|
|Charter Bus Industry||$31010||$14.91|
|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|
|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|