- Assists with unloading and delivery of supplies.
- Collects and disposes of refuse from wards and other departments.
- Moves hospital equipment and furniture.
- Assists with the delivery of meals, laundry, medical supplies and post to the wards or theatres.
- Lifts, escorts and wheels patients between hospital wards.
Typical Education Level
Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 40% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for hospital porter is £17,960
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 537. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for hospital porter roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £17,960 per year. That is about £1,497 per month or £9.21 per hour. New workers generally start on £4,489, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £41,787
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 537 people are employed in the region.