Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other

All motor vehicle operators 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)
60,050 6.9 % $15.15 $31,510 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.25 $9.19 $12.95 $20.37 $25.34
Annual Wage (2) $17,150 $19,110 $26,930 $42,360 $52,710


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)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 9,580 1.12 $14.07 $29,260
Automobile Dealers 7,980 0.74 $11.47 $23,850
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 5,540 3.24 $12.29 $25,560
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,270 0.26 $21.90 $45,560
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,250 0.08 $22.90 $47,640

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 5,540 3.24 $12.29 $25,560
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 380 1.49 $19.75 $41,080
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 4,130 1.30 $12.06 $25,080
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 9,580 1.12 $14.07 $29,260
Automobile Dealers 7,980 0.74 $11.47 $23,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.07 $32.00 $66,550
Support Activities for Water Transportation 180 0.20 $28.34 $58,950
Metal Ore Mining 50 0.13 $25.92 $53,920
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 150 0.09 $25.29 $52,600
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,250 0.08 $22.90 $47,640


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 9,750 0.68 1.48 $18.46 $38,390
Texas 7,060 0.67 1.45 $15.30 $31,810
New Jersey 3,650 0.96 2.09 $13.03 $27,100
New York 2,610 0.31 0.66 $17.05 $35,470
Florida 2,500 0.34 0.74 $13.18 $27,410




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)
Hawaii 600 1.03 2.23 $15.86 $32,990
New Jersey 3,650 0.96 2.09 $13.03 $27,100
Oregon 1,420 0.88 1.91 $14.71 $30,590
Missouri 2,250 0.86 1.87 $12.61 $26,240
Minnesota 2,250 0.85 1.85 $15.04 $31,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 200 0.63 1.36 $25.20 $52,410
District of Columbia 360 0.56 1.21 $23.95 $49,820
Oklahoma (8) (8) (8) $21.55 $44,830
Utah 140 0.12 0.26 $19.85 $41,290
West Virginia (8) (8) (8) $19.67 $40,920





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 2,270 0.59 1.27 $19.80 $41,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,150 1.02 2.22 $15.01 $31,210
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,070 0.40 0.87 $15.32 $31,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,060 1.18 2.56 $15.17 $31,560
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.89 1.93 $16.69 $34,710
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,220 0.70 1.53 $10.76 $22,380
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,050 1.05 2.27 $16.58 $34,480
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,040 1.16 2.53 $10.10 $21,000
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,010 0.82 1.78 $12.25 $25,480
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,000 1.05 2.28 $13.36 $27,790




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)
Yuma, AZ 150 2.76 5.98 $15.02 $31,250
Dover, DE 140 2.32 5.03 $13.79 $28,690
Monroe, MI 80 2.25 4.87 $8.26 $17,180
Terre Haute, IN 140 2.18 4.73 $8.03 $16,710
Battle Creek, MI 110 2.16 4.68 $10.33 $21,490
Fort Wayne, IN 330 1.65 3.57 $9.18 $19,090
Grand Junction, CO 90 1.62 3.51 $11.17 $23,240
Lexington-Fayette, KY 380 1.55 3.37 $23.04 $47,910
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 720 1.46 3.17 $11.94 $24,830
Flagstaff, AZ 70 1.28 2.77 $18.26 $37,990




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)
Fairbanks, AK 40 1.08 2.34 $27.83 $57,890
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 70 0.56 1.22 $27.48 $57,150
Anchorage, AK 140 0.80 1.73 $24.37 $50,690
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.68 1.47 $24.31 $50,570
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 670 0.74 1.61 $23.79 $49,480
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.24 0.52 $23.64 $49,160
Stockton, CA 50 0.26 0.56 $23.35 $48,560
Lexington-Fayette, KY 380 1.55 3.37 $23.04 $47,910
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (8) (8) (8) $22.97 $47,780
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 70 0.91 1.97 $22.68 $47,170

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 320 1.91 4.14 $12.14 $25,250
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 170 1.08 2.34 $13.15 $27,340
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.76 1.66 $12.91 $26,840
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.64 1.38 $9.64 $20,050
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 1.15 2.49 $14.25 $29,650

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 320 1.91 4.14 $12.14 $25,250
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 90 1.49 3.23 $19.69 $40,960
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 90 1.36 2.95 $18.54 $38,570
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.30 2.82 $19.26 $40,070
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.30 2.82 $18.26 $37,980

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 60 1.11 2.41 $24.90 $51,800
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.72 1.57 $22.15 $46,060
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.12 $41,850
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 90 1.49 3.23 $19.69 $40,960
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.30 2.82 $19.26 $40,070


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.

(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