Hospital porter

Hospital porters perform various manual tasks in hospitals to assist nursing and domestic staff with the care of patients.


  • 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, 39% 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

546 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 546. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

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 £16,536, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,622

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, 546 people are employed in the region.

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