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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammers, wedges, or chop saws.


National estimates for Rock Splitters, Quarry
Industry profile for Rock Splitters, Quarry
Geographic profile for Rock Splitters, Quarry

National estimates for Rock Splitters, Quarry: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,640 8.2 % $ 18.48 $ 38,430 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.28 $ 15.37 $ 17.85 $ 21.02 $ 24.87
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,620 $ 31,980 $ 37,130 $ 43,730 $ 51,730


Industry profile for Rock Splitters, Quarry: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Rock Splitters, Quarry are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Rock Splitters, Quarry, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,990 4.05 $ 18.30 $ 38,060
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 430 0.11 $ 20.50 $ 42,650
Employment Services 30 0.00 $ 19.95 $ 41,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,990 4.05 $ 18.30 $ 38,060
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 430 0.11 $ 20.50 $ 42,650
Employment Services 30 0.00 $ 19.95 $ 41,510

Top paying industries for Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 430 0.11 $ 20.50 $ 42,650
Employment Services 30 (7) $ 19.95 $ 41,510
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,990 4.05 $ 18.30 $ 38,060


Geographic profile for Rock Splitters, Quarry: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Rock Splitters, Quarry are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Rock Splitters, Quarry, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 770 0.14 4.20 $ 18.28 $ 38,020
Indiana 340 0.11 3.44 $ 18.49 $ 38,450
Georgia 250 0.06 1.72 $ 18.69 $ 38,880
Kansas 230 0.17 5.17 $ 19.09 $ 39,710
Tennessee 220 0.08 2.28 $ 18.70 $ 38,900




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 90 0.20 6.04 $ 17.03 $ 35,430
Kansas 230 0.17 5.17 $ 19.09 $ 39,710
Vermont 50 0.16 4.88 $ 15.54 $ 32,330
Pennsylvania 770 0.14 4.20 $ 18.28 $ 38,020
Indiana 340 0.11 3.44 $ 18.49 $ 38,450




Top paying states for Rock Splitters, Quarry:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 60 0.07 1.98 $ 26.97 $ 56,100
California (8) (8) (8) $ 24.04 $ 50,010
Kentucky 120 0.07 2.08 $ 21.61 $ 44,950
Massachusetts 160 0.05 1.41 $ 21.50 $ 44,720
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $ 21.23 $ 44,170





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 130 0.13 3.83 $ 15.06 $ 31,330
Topeka, KS 120 1.19 35.62 $ 18.64 $ 38,770
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.05 1.43 $ 20.16 $ 41,940
Athens-Clarke County, GA 80 0.98 29.29 $ 18.44 $ 38,360
Bloomington, IN 80 1.12 33.65 $ 19.94 $ 41,470




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Topeka, KS 120 1.19 35.62 $ 18.64 $ 38,770
Bloomington, IN 80 1.12 33.65 $ 19.94 $ 41,470
Athens-Clarke County, GA 80 0.98 29.29 $ 18.44 $ 38,360
Austin-Round Rock, TX 130 0.13 3.83 $ 15.06 $ 31,330
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.05 1.43 $ 20.16 $ 41,940




Top paying metropolitan areas for Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.05 1.43 $ 20.16 $ 41,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $ 19.94 $ 41,480
Bloomington, IN 80 1.12 33.65 $ 19.94 $ 41,470
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $ 19.51 $ 40,590
Reading, PA (8) (8) (8) $ 19.46 $ 40,480
Fort Collins, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 19.04 $ 39,600
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $ 18.97 $ 39,450
Topeka, KS 120 1.19 35.62 $ 18.64 $ 38,770
Athens-Clarke County, GA 80 0.98 29.29 $ 18.44 $ 38,360
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $ 17.04 $ 35,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 290 2.01 60.12 $ 17.40 $ 36,200
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.26 7.66 $ 19.81 $ 41,200
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.23 36.83 $ 17.03 $ 35,430
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 15.75 $ 18.75 $ 39,010
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 14.10 $ 15.54 $ 32,330

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 290 2.01 60.12 $ 17.40 $ 36,200
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.23 36.83 $ 17.03 $ 35,430
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 15.75 $ 18.75 $ 39,010
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 14.10 $ 15.54 $ 32,330
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.26 7.66 $ 19.81 $ 41,200

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.26 7.66 $ 19.81 $ 41,200
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 15.75 $ 18.75 $ 39,010
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 18.41 $ 38,300
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 290 2.01 60.12 $ 17.40 $ 36,200
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.23 36.83 $ 17.03 $ 35,430


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021