Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment

Wash or otherwise clean vehicles, machinery, and other equipment. Use such materials as water, cleaning agents, brushes, cloths, and hoses. Exclude "Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners" (37-2011).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
298,500 1.1 % $10.63 $22,110 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.48 $8.22 $9.47 $11.86 $15.37
Annual Wage (2) $15,550 $17,090 $19,690 $24,660 $31,970


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 118,190 $9.38 $19,510
Automobile Dealers 68,320 $10.66 $22,170
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 18,910 $10.01 $20,820
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 9,050 $11.10 $23,080
Gasoline Stations 6,700 $9.16 $19,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 370 $19.46 $40,490
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 40 $19.30 $40,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,440 $18.75 $39,000
Rail Transportation 1,230 $18.33 $38,130
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 $16.26 $33,810


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Missouri 8,990 $10.44 $21,720 3.370
Utah 3,760 $9.59 $19,950 3.170
Wyoming 870 $10.98 $22,850 3.093
Nevada 3,620 $9.65 $20,060 3.068
Nebraska 2,690 $9.84 $20,460 2.937

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 490 $16.69 $34,710 0.762
New York 15,900 $13.26 $27,580 1.873
Connecticut 2,440 $12.29 $25,560 1.479
Alaska 690 $12.22 $25,420 2.239
Washington 6,500 $12.00 $24,960 2.332


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 360 $9.71 $20,190 7.706
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 580 $10.10 $21,000 5.738
Lancaster, PA 1,290 $11.49 $23,890 5.684
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 410 $10.06 $20,930 5.680
St. Joseph, MO-KS 280 $11.91 $24,780 5.420

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 110 $15.91 $33,100 2.649
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,260 $15.19 $31,590 1.631
Williamsport, PA 90 $15.06 $31,330 1.756
Fairbanks, AK 110 $14.79 $30,760 3.060
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,990 $14.66 $30,500 2.813


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010