Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators

Operate or tend hoists or winches to lift and pull loads using power-operated cable equipment. Excludes "Crane and Tower Operators" (53-7021).


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)
2,810 9.1 % $19.76 $41,110 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.89 $14.09 $18.11 $24.19 $32.23
Annual Wage (2) $24,730 $29,310 $37,670 $50,320 $67,050


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)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 310 0.35 $31.99 $66,530
Support Activities for Mining 270 0.10 $20.35 $42,320
Printing and Related Support Activities 250 0.05 $15.75 $32,760
Logging 140 0.29 $18.23 $37,910
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 140 0.03 $24.08 $50,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 310 0.35 $31.99 $66,530
Logging 140 0.29 $18.23 $37,910
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 90 0.11 $13.01 $27,060
Support Activities for Mining 270 0.10 $20.35 $42,320
Coal Mining 60 0.08 $20.98 $43,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 310 0.35 $31.99 $66,530
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 140 0.03 $24.08 $50,080
Utility System Construction (8) (8) $22.43 $46,650
Specialized Freight Trucking 70 0.02 $21.37 $44,460
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing (8) (8) $21.33 $44,370


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)
Massachusetts 220 0.07 3.12 $19.67 $40,910
Pennsylvania 220 0.04 1.76 $20.40 $42,430
Michigan 210 0.06 2.53 $15.48 $32,200
Oregon 190 0.12 5.47 $20.35 $42,320
Wisconsin 150 0.06 2.67 $16.63 $34,590




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)
Oregon 190 0.12 5.47 $20.35 $42,320
West Virginia 50 0.07 3.21 $15.97 $33,220
Massachusetts 220 0.07 3.12 $19.67 $40,910
Alabama 120 0.06 2.89 $19.21 $39,960
Wisconsin 150 0.06 2.67 $16.63 $34,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 110 0.04 1.90 $32.49 $67,580
North Carolina (8) (8) (8) $23.34 $48,540
New Mexico 30 0.05 2.03 $22.40 $46,590
Missouri 50 0.02 0.95 $21.45 $44,620
Pennsylvania 220 0.04 1.76 $20.40 $42,430

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)
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 100 0.15 6.73 $15.42 $32,080
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 80 0.08 3.52 (8) (8)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 40 0.08 3.61 $25.09 $52,200




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)
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 100 0.15 6.73 $15.42 $32,080
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 40 0.08 3.61 $25.09 $52,200
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 80 0.08 3.52 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 40 0.08 3.61 $25.09 $52,200
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $23.26 $48,380
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $20.85 $43,360
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $18.05 $37,550
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 100 0.15 6.73 $15.42 $32,080
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA (8) (8) (8) $13.60 $28,290

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 10.70 $15.66 $32,580

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 10.70 $15.66 $32,580

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.40 $38,280
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 10.70 $15.66 $32,580


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011