Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders

Control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.


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)
32,890 2.8 % $16.88 $35,100 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.47 $12.70 $15.41 $20.14 $26.36
Annual Wage (2) $21,770 $26,410 $32,050 $41,880 $54,820


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)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 5,440 7.21 $14.88 $30,950
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 4,910 0.91 $19.75 $41,070
Warehousing and Storage 1,950 0.24 $14.77 $30,730
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,300 0.44 $14.18 $29,500
Coal Mining 1,030 1.48 $24.79 $51,570

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 5,440 7.21 $14.88 $30,950
Coal Mining 1,030 1.48 $24.79 $51,570
Grain and Oilseed Milling 760 1.28 $17.17 $35,720
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 950 1.03 $14.65 $30,480
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 4,910 0.91 $19.75 $41,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 80 (7) $27.60 $57,410
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $27.00 $56,160
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 60 0.01 $25.35 $52,720
Coal Mining 1,030 1.48 $24.79 $51,570
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 40 0.07 $24.30 $50,540


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 2,240 0.14 0.61 $17.95 $37,340
Texas 2,110 0.18 0.76 $15.65 $32,550
Ohio 1,720 0.33 1.37 $15.08 $31,370
Missouri 1,720 0.63 2.65 $16.68 $34,700
Kansas 1,470 1.07 4.48 $14.78 $30,740



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)
Nebraska 1,280 1.35 5.64 $14.44 $30,030
South Dakota 530 1.27 5.35 $14.44 $30,040
Kansas 1,470 1.07 4.48 $14.78 $30,740
North Dakota 350 0.79 3.31 $16.60 $34,530
Kentucky 1,330 0.72 3.03 $22.82 $47,470



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 480 0.68 2.87 $23.91 $49,720
Wyoming 80 0.27 1.14 $23.42 $48,710
Kentucky 1,330 0.72 3.03 $22.82 $47,470
New Mexico 70 0.09 0.37 $21.65 $45,020
Colorado 520 0.21 0.90 $21.54 $44,800




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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 730 0.56 2.33 $17.44 $36,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.17 0.71 $16.57 $34,470
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 470 0.47 1.98 $16.06 $33,410
Kansas City, MO-KS 460 0.45 1.87 $15.19 $31,600
Columbus, OH 440 0.44 1.86 $14.54 $30,250
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 420 0.41 1.72 $16.80 $34,940
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 0.06 0.27 $17.47 $36,330
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 360 0.64 2.67 $17.65 $36,710
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 330 0.24 1.00 $23.52 $48,920
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 320 0.91 3.83 $16.65 $34,630



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)
Joplin, MO 230 2.97 12.46 $16.87 $35,100
Madera, CA 90 2.18 9.16 $13.28 $27,630
Owensboro, KY 100 2.16 9.07 $12.69 $26,400
St. Joseph, MO-KS 100 1.82 7.65 $16.93 $35,220
Lebanon, PA 70 1.45 6.07 $21.58 $44,890
Gettysburg, PA 50 1.45 6.07 $22.19 $46,150
Great Falls, MT 40 1.26 5.30 $13.71 $28,510
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 250 1.11 4.67 $15.97 $33,210
Amarillo, TX 130 1.10 4.62 $13.16 $27,380
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 320 0.91 3.83 $16.65 $34,630



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)
Knoxville, TN 110 0.29 1.21 $24.94 $51,880
Stockton-Lodi, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.50 $50,960
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 0.56 $23.56 $49,010
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 330 0.24 1.00 $23.52 $48,920
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.13 0.53 $22.52 $46,840
Gettysburg, PA 50 1.45 6.07 $22.19 $46,150
Lebanon, PA 70 1.45 6.07 $21.58 $44,890
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 0.48 $21.57 $44,860
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 70 0.26 1.09 $21.47 $44,660
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.19 0.80 $21.04 $43,770

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 Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 470 4.39 18.39 $14.55 $30,260
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 460 5.94 24.91 $14.54 $30,250
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 400 2.88 12.09 $14.56 $30,290
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 300 2.06 8.62 $15.13 $31,460
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 290 2.17 9.10 $14.46 $30,080

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)
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 460 5.94 24.91 $14.54 $30,250
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 470 4.39 18.39 $14.55 $30,260
Northwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 190 3.11 13.06 $14.56 $30,280
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 280 3.01 12.64 $13.96 $29,030
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 400 2.88 12.09 $14.56 $30,290

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.54 2.25 $25.84 $53,740
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 1.68 7.03 $25.48 $53,000
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 1.85 $24.55 $51,070
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.14 4.79 $22.28 $46,340
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 1.63 $21.72 $45,180


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016