What is a Bellman's Average Salary?


A bellman is the person who opens the doors, carries your luggage and does other activities at a hotel or apartment building such as hailing a taxi cab. The average salary of people working in the field varies depending on a number of things, including where they work.

Hourly Salary

  • The hourly salary of a starting bellman is $7 to $8 an hour as of 2009. This varies depending on the company, as those working for higher-end hotels or luxury apartments typically earn better salaries.

Annual Salary

  • Based on information compiled by Simply Hired, the average annual salary of a bellman is $20,000, though the top percentage of workers in the field earn closer to $24,000 per year. Tips can make up a large portion of a bellman's pay.


  • Bellman jobs don't always include typical benefits such as health insurance. If you're interested in this type of career, you might need to pay for your own insurance.


  • Those working as a bellman are allowed to accept tips for doing their duties and might also get tips during the holidays. These tips aren't included in the average salary figures.


  • Those working as a bellman in a larger city such as Chicago or New York earn more money than those working in a smaller town because they have more people passing through the doors.

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