Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators

Operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers.


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)
3,620 8.0 % $27.03 $56,220 3.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.24 $17.58 $23.91 $35.68 $43.09
Annual Wage (2) $27,540 $36,560 $49,730 $74,220 $89,620


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)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,180 1.16 $30.89 $64,260
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,070 0.36 $24.67 $51,310
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 370 0.07 $27.52 $57,250
Utility System Construction 370 0.08 $28.23 $58,720

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 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,180 1.16 $30.89 $64,260
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,070 0.36 $24.67 $51,310
Utility System Construction 370 0.08 $28.23 $58,720
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 370 0.07 $27.52 $57,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,180 1.16 $30.89 $64,260
Utility System Construction 370 0.08 $28.23 $58,720
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 370 0.07 $27.52 $57,250
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,070 0.36 $24.67 $51,310
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (8) (8) $23.61 $49,100


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 570 0.04 1.43 $33.39 $69,450
Louisiana 430 0.23 8.28 $18.46 $38,410
Texas 380 0.04 1.29 $20.36 $42,340
Florida 220 0.03 1.06 $20.38 $42,400
New York 210 0.02 0.89 (8) (8)




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 180 0.55 20.25 (8) (8)
Louisiana 430 0.23 8.28 $18.46 $38,410
Washington 200 0.07 2.61 $32.80 $68,230
Alabama 140 0.07 2.72 $18.62 $38,720
Virginia 150 0.04 1.55 $20.04 $41,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 50 0.01 0.53 $35.24 $73,290
Minnesota 60 0.02 0.86 $34.03 $70,780
California 570 0.04 1.43 $33.39 $69,450
Washington 200 0.07 2.61 $32.80 $68,230
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $32.14 $66,850





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)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 270 0.51 18.55 $16.86 $35,060
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 220 0.08 2.98 $19.56 $40,680
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 5.76 $39.52 $82,190
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.03 1.09 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 3.80 $33.31 $69,280
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 5.33 $21.66 $45,050
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 130 0.16 5.81 $34.65 $72,070
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 130 0.18 6.42 $19.08 $39,680
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 60 0.04 1.29 $34.03 $70,780
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.82 $29.72 $61,830




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)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 270 0.51 18.55 $16.86 $35,060
Lake Charles, LA 40 0.47 17.06 $19.65 $40,870
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 130 0.18 6.42 $19.08 $39,680
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 130 0.16 5.81 $34.65 $72,070
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 5.76 $39.52 $82,190
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 5.33 $21.66 $45,050
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 3.80 $33.31 $69,280
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 220 0.08 2.98 $19.56 $40,680
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.82 $29.72 $61,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 60 0.04 1.29 $34.03 $70,780




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)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 5.76 $39.52 $82,190
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $35.50 $73,850
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 130 0.16 5.81 $34.65 $72,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 60 0.04 1.29 $34.03 $70,780
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 3.80 $33.31 $69,280
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.82 $29.72 $61,830
Pittsburgh, PA 40 0.03 1.25 $26.10 $54,290
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $24.01 $49,940
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 5.33 $21.66 $45,050
Lake Charles, LA 40 0.47 17.06 $19.65 $40,870


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014