Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
539,810 1.0 % $16.39 $34,090 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.41 $12.52 $15.43 $19.04 $23.44
Annual Wage (2) $21,640 $26,040 $32,090 $39,600 $48,740


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 108,760 13.45 $16.01 $33,290
Employment Services 65,400 1.83 $14.48 $30,110
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 24,140 3.26 $17.06 $35,480
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 19,370 1.77 $13.47 $28,030
General Freight Trucking 16,330 1.66 $17.37 $36,120

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 108,760 13.45 $16.01 $33,290
Support Activities for Water Transportation 10,240 10.56 (8) (8)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 6,170 6.74 $15.11 $31,440
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 810 6.06 $18.56 $38,610
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 8,910 5.41 $16.49 $34,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 910 0.23 $26.44 $55,000
Rail Transportation 430 0.20 $24.35 $50,640
Metal Ore Mining 100 0.22 $23.74 $49,390
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,560 1.25 $23.62 $49,130
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 250 0.63 $23.03 $47,890


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 59,900 3.87 0.99 $18.51 $38,500
Texas 53,270 4.60 1.18 $14.52 $30,200
Illinois 30,120 5.15 1.31 $16.56 $34,450
Pennsylvania 29,930 5.24 1.34 $17.78 $36,990
Georgia 26,580 6.47 1.65 $14.81 $30,810



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 16,140 8.78 2.24 $15.11 $31,420
Indiana 22,020 7.47 1.91 $16.25 $33,790
Georgia 26,580 6.47 1.65 $14.81 $30,810
Tennessee 16,490 5.86 1.50 $14.42 $29,990
Oregon 9,840 5.67 1.45 $17.41 $36,220



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 740 2.25 0.57 $25.30 $52,630
District of Columbia 50 0.08 0.02 $23.90 $49,700
Hawaii 580 0.94 0.24 $22.98 $47,790
Washington 12,770 4.28 1.09 $20.04 $41,680
North Dakota 1,200 2.67 0.68 $19.95 $41,490




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-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 17,550 4.91 1.26 $16.86 $35,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 16,230 3.96 1.01 $22.12 $46,000
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,680 5.35 1.37 $15.80 $32,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 15,370 6.20 1.58 $15.22 $31,650
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,220 5.25 1.34 $13.89 $28,890
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,670 1.80 0.46 $16.59 $34,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 10,360 7.90 2.02 $15.95 $33,170
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 7,790 7.85 2.01 $15.42 $32,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,610 4.05 1.03 $17.92 $37,270
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 6,380 10.21 2.61 $14.79 $30,760