Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location. Excludes "Logging Equipment Operators" (45-4022).


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)
504,560 0.9 % $15.70 $32,660 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.90 $11.87 $14.77 $18.32 $22.58
Annual Wage (2) $20,590 $24,690 $30,730 $38,110 $46,960


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)
Warehousing and Storage 82,130 11.61 $15.47 $32,170
Employment Services 49,510 1.51 $13.35 $27,780
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 32,200 3.08 $11.98 $24,910
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 24,330 3.32 $16.65 $34,630
General Freight Trucking 18,410 1.96 $17.13 $35,630

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 82,130 11.61 $15.47 $32,170
Support Activities for Water Transportation 9,160 9.93 (8) (8)
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 1,800 6.49 $16.85 $35,040
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 5,500 6.44 $14.11 $29,340
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 10,280 6.17 $15.64 $32,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 130 0.12 $31.16 $64,820
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 140 0.34 $25.81 $53,690
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 780 0.20 $24.18 $50,300
Rail Transportation 180 0.08 $23.73 $49,350
Metal Ore Mining 90 0.19 $23.12 $48,080


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 53,640 3.65 0.96 $17.83 $37,090
Texas 38,630 3.54 0.93 $13.75 $28,590
Illinois 28,370 4.97 1.31 $15.23 $31,670
Pennsylvania 25,050 4.46 1.17 $16.51 $34,330
Georgia 24,250 6.25 1.64 $14.40 $29,960




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)
Kentucky 15,350 8.61 2.26 $15.04 $31,280
Indiana 23,840 8.35 2.19 $15.85 $32,980
Georgia 24,250 6.25 1.64 $14.40 $29,960
Tennessee 16,240 6.01 1.58 $14.40 $29,950
Arkansas 6,870 5.96 1.57 $13.57 $28,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 880 2.72 0.72 $22.06 $45,880
Hawaii 830 1.38 0.36 $20.40 $42,440
Wyoming 960 3.42 0.90 $19.78 $41,150
District of Columbia 140 0.20 0.05 $18.82 $39,150
Washington 12,140 4.29 1.13 $18.69 $38,880





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 20,250 5.47 1.44 $15.23 $31,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 16,370 4.12 1.08 $20.58 $42,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 13,690 5.93 1.56 $14.82 $30,830
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 10,790 3.91 1.03 $14.44 $30,030
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 8,860 9.71 2.55 $15.28 $31,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,150 3.79 1.00 $13.58 $28,250
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 8,120 6.75 1.78 $15.77 $32,800
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,180 1.37 0.36 $17.38 $36,150
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 7,000 11.48 3.02 $15.18 $31,570
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 5,600 9.49 2.49 $13.62 $28,330