Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of helpers, laborers, or material movers.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
166,360 0.7 % $22.08 $45,930 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.21 $16.52 $21.06 $26.75 $32.89
Annual Wage (2) $27,470 $34,370 $43,800 $55,650 $68,400


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 19,490 3.05 $22.93 $47,690
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 15,100 3.15 $22.47 $46,730
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 11,410 1.43 $18.09 $37,620
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 6,540 0.92 $23.03 $47,900
General Freight Trucking 5,590 0.65 $23.72 $49,330

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Activities for Transportation 890 3.48 $21.81 $45,360
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 15,100 3.15 $22.47 $46,730
Warehousing and Storage 19,490 3.05 $22.93 $47,690
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,310 1.48 $27.97 $58,180
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 1,120 1.47 $22.53 $46,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.05 $32.36 $67,320
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 120 0.03 $32.28 $67,140
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 110 0.01 $32.25 $67,080
Performing Arts Companies 100 0.09 $31.70 $65,940
Oil and Gas Extraction 180 0.12 $31.44 $65,400


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 21,050 1.50 1.15 $22.62 $47,050
Texas 13,760 1.36 1.04 $20.68 $43,020
Illinois 8,510 1.54 1.18 $23.65 $49,190
New Jersey 7,950 2.11 1.61 $23.86 $49,620
Ohio 7,230 1.47 1.12 $20.97 $43,610




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 7,950 2.11 1.61 $23.86 $49,620
Tennessee 4,790 1.87 1.43 $21.17 $44,040
North Carolina 7,010 1.86 1.42 $20.32 $42,270
Georgia 6,900 1.84 1.41 $21.82 $45,390
Nebraska 1,630 1.80 1.38 $23.25 $48,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 420 1.35 1.03 $25.51 $53,050
District of Columbia 260 0.40 0.31 $25.07 $52,140
Massachusetts 2,670 0.86 0.66 $24.85 $51,680
Pennsylvania 6,470 1.18 0.90 $24.38 $50,720
New York 6,300 0.75 0.58 $24.16 $50,250

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,260 1.64 1.25 $22.53 $46,850
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,330 1.51 1.15 $24.47 $50,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,390 0.88 0.67 $25.04 $52,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,190 1.91 1.46 $22.21 $46,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,320 1.66 1.27 $21.98 $45,720
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,180 1.27 0.97 $21.66 $45,050
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,930 2.57 1.96 $23.20 $48,260
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,350 2.45 1.87 $24.51 $50,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,260 1.34 1.03 $21.04 $43,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,250 1.34 1.02 $22.93 $47,690




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 160 4.10 3.13 $22.40 $46,590
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 470 3.44 2.63 $19.29 $40,110
Yakima, WA 240 3.05 2.33 $18.50 $38,480
Savannah, GA 420 2.86 2.19 $23.76 $49,430
Cheyenne, WY 120 2.82 2.16 $19.52 $40,600
Dalton, GA 180 2.81 2.14 $20.19 $42,000
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 120 2.77 2.11 $19.44 $40,430
Laredo, TX 230 2.73 2.08 $17.45 $36,290
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,530 2.62 2.00 $21.72 $45,180
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 160 2.60 1.99 $24.44 $50,830