How to become a Porter - Hotel/Motel

Porters carry luggage for guests in hotels and motels, and for passengers in transport terminals. They also show guests to their rooms, berths or cabins, and provide other guest services.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

slight growth

Employment by state:

ACT 1.2%

NSW 39.1%

NT 2.1%

QLD 18.9%

SA 6.5%

TAS 0.6%

VIC 18.9%

WA 12.6%

Hours worked:




Gender split:

Male 27.8%

Female 72.3%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 0%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 25.8%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 0%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 30.3%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 43.9%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 53%

Above 35 years: 46.4%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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