Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
2,840 6.0 % $23.47 $48,820 4.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.49 $15.09 $19.03 $31.88 $41.84
Annual Wage (2) $25,970 $31,380 $39,580 $66,310 $87,030


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 320 0.34 $31.13 $64,760
Support Activities for Mining 270 0.06 $17.88 $37,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 270 0.00 $40.39 $84,010
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 240 0.06 $32.12 $66,810
Printing and Related Support Activities 100 0.02 $16.85 $35,040

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 320 0.34 $31.13 $64,760
Metal Ore Mining 60 0.13 $20.98 $43,630
Coal Mining 80 0.11 $23.42 $48,720
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 80 0.09 $22.11 $45,980
Logging 50 0.09 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 270 (7) $40.39 $84,010
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 240 0.06 $32.12 $66,810
Support Activities for Water Transportation 320 0.34 $31.13 $64,760
Specialized Freight Trucking 30 0.01 $30.71 $63,880
Coal Mining 80 0.11 $23.42 $48,720


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)
Pennsylvania 360 0.06 3.04 $20.77 $43,200
Illinois 260 0.04 2.13 $38.96 $81,040
Texas 250 0.02 1.06 $19.17 $39,870
Ohio 170 0.03 1.57 $21.44 $44,600
Minnesota 170 0.06 2.91 $31.02 $64,520



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)
Pennsylvania 360 0.06 3.04 $20.77 $43,200
Minnesota 170 0.06 2.91 $31.02 $64,520
Oregon 60 0.04 1.73 $23.03 $47,890
Nebraska 40 0.04 2.08 $13.72 $28,530
Maryland 110 0.04 2.00 $19.39 $40,330



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 260 0.04 2.13 $38.96 $81,040
Minnesota 170 0.06 2.91 $31.02 $64,520
New York 70 0.01 0.40 $29.56 $61,480
Massachusetts 30 0.01 0.49 $27.78 $57,780
Connecticut 50 0.03 1.40 $25.79 $53,640




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 2.75 $42.69 $88,790
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 70 0.03 1.20 $21.95 $45,650
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 2.97 $27.42 $57,030
Baltimore-Towson, MD 50 0.04 1.93 $23.30 $48,470



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)
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 2.97 $27.42 $57,030
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 2.75 $42.69 $88,790
Baltimore-Towson, MD 50 0.04 1.93 $23.30 $48,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 70 0.03 1.20 $21.95 $45,650



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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 2.75 $42.69 $88,790
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 2.97 $27.42 $57,030
Baltimore-Towson, MD 50 0.04 1.93 $23.30 $48,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 70 0.03 1.20 $21.95 $45,650
Canton-Massillon, OH (8) (8) (8) $17.87 $37,170


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015