Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other

All extraction workers not listed separately.


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)
9,250 10.2 % $19.09 $39,710 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.76 $14.64 $18.66 $22.48 $27.57
Annual Wage (2) $24,460 $30,450 $38,810 $46,760 $57,340


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 Mining 5,000 1.32 $18.33 $38,130
Coal Mining 1,680 1.92 $22.13 $46,030
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 510 0.55 $15.70 $32,650
Metal Ore Mining 450 1.05 $23.80 $49,500
Employment Services 250 0.01 $11.72 $24,380

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 1,680 1.92 $22.13 $46,030
Support Activities for Mining 5,000 1.32 $18.33 $38,130
Metal Ore Mining 450 1.05 $23.80 $49,500
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 510 0.55 $15.70 $32,650
Oil and Gas Extraction 250 0.14 $18.18 $37,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $29.56 $61,490
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 90 (7) $24.88 $51,760
Metal Ore Mining 450 1.05 $23.80 $49,500
Coal Mining 1,680 1.92 $22.13 $46,030
Support Activities for Mining 5,000 1.32 $18.33 $38,130


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)
Texas 2,200 0.21 2.93 $19.39 $40,340
Louisiana 800 0.43 6.01 $15.70 $32,650
Kentucky 670 0.38 5.34 $19.65 $40,870
California 470 0.03 0.47 $18.79 $39,090
Pennsylvania 330 0.06 0.84 $22.20 $46,170




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)
Alaska 240 0.75 10.55 $26.62 $55,380
Louisiana 800 0.43 6.01 $15.70 $32,650
Kentucky 670 0.38 5.34 $19.65 $40,870
West Virginia 180 0.26 3.60 $20.22 $42,070
Texas 2,200 0.21 2.93 $19.39 $40,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 240 0.75 10.55 $26.62 $55,380
Nevada 120 0.11 1.54 $23.43 $48,740
Pennsylvania 330 0.06 0.84 $22.20 $46,170
West Virginia 180 0.26 3.60 $20.22 $42,070
Utah (8) (8) (8) $20.02 $41,640





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 500 0.19 2.68 $19.63 $40,830
Lafayette, LA 330 2.15 30.23 $14.74 $30,650
Longview, TX 140 1.40 19.67 $17.16 $35,700
Baton Rouge, LA 130 0.37 5.20 $16.30 $33,900
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 130 0.47 6.66 $18.21 $37,880
Casper, WY 80 1.94 27.33 $14.79 $30,770
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.81 11.34 $15.59 $32,420
Anchorage, AK 40 0.26 3.60 $26.49 $55,090
Victoria, TX 40 0.79 11.10 $16.09 $33,460




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)
Lafayette, LA 330 2.15 30.23 $14.74 $30,650
Casper, WY 80 1.94 27.33 $14.79 $30,770
Longview, TX 140 1.40 19.67 $17.16 $35,700
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.81 11.34 $15.59 $32,420
Victoria, TX 40 0.79 11.10 $16.09 $33,460
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 130 0.47 6.66 $18.21 $37,880
Baton Rouge, LA 130 0.37 5.20 $16.30 $33,900
Anchorage, AK 40 0.26 3.60 $26.49 $55,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 500 0.19 2.68 $19.63 $40,830




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)
Anchorage, AK 40 0.26 3.60 $26.49 $55,090
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $25.72 $53,510
Odessa, TX (8) (8) (8) $20.41 $42,440
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 500 0.19 2.68 $19.63 $40,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.12 $39,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.98 $39,470
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 130 0.47 6.66 $18.21 $37,880
Abilene, TX (8) (8) (8) $17.85 $37,130
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.46 $36,330
Longview, TX 140 1.40 19.67 $17.16 $35,700

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)
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 740 11.92 167.80 $19.39 $40,330
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 480 4.12 57.93 $19.55 $40,660
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 210 1.25 17.58 $22.83 $47,490
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.65 9.20 $19.83 $41,240
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.62 8.75 $20.59 $42,830

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)
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 740 11.92 167.80 $19.39 $40,330
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 480 4.12 57.93 $19.55 $40,660
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 1.29 18.21 $26.81 $55,770
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 210 1.25 17.58 $22.83 $47,490
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.88 12.43 $21.78 $45,310

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 1.29 18.21 $26.81 $55,770
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 3.62 $22.92 $47,670
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 210 1.25 17.58 $22.83 $47,490
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.88 12.43 $21.78 $45,310
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 6.70 $21.16 $44,010


About May 2012 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013