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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other

All plant and system operators not listed separately.


National estimates for Plant and System Operators, All Other
Industry profile for Plant and System Operators, All Other
Geographic profile for Plant and System Operators, All Other

National estimates for Plant and System Operators, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Plant and System Operators, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,680 4.2 % $ 28.65 $ 59,600 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Plant and System Operators, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.94 $ 21.79 $ 28.35 $ 34.26 $ 40.29
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,220 $ 45,320 $ 58,960 $ 71,270 $ 83,810


Industry profile for Plant and System Operators, All Other:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Plant and System Operators, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Plant and System Operators, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Plant and System Operators, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,760 0.08 $ 31.40 $ 65,320
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,350 1.38 $ 29.01 $ 60,340
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,080 0.27 $ 26.39 $ 54,900
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,050 0.02 $ 32.85 $ 68,320
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,050 0.96 $ 25.76 $ 53,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Plant and System Operators, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,350 1.38 $ 29.01 $ 60,340
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,050 0.96 $ 25.76 $ 53,580
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 710 0.72 $ 28.53 $ 59,330
Metal Ore Mining 260 0.64 $ 28.39 $ 59,040
Grain and Oilseed Milling 170 0.28 $ 22.56 $ 46,930

Top paying industries for Plant and System Operators, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 30 0.03 $ 39.99 $ 83,170
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 220 0.01 $ 35.24 $ 73,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises 230 0.01 $ 35.02 $ 72,850
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 590 0.16 $ 34.74 $ 72,250
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $ 34.65 $ 72,070


Geographic profile for Plant and System Operators, All Other:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Plant and System Operators, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Plant and System Operators, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Plant and System Operators, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 2,190 1.22 11.52 $ 29.62 $ 61,610
Texas 2,090 0.17 1.64 $ 23.72 $ 49,340
California 1,140 0.07 0.66 $ 35.83 $ 74,530
Florida 880 0.10 0.99 $ 28.80 $ 59,910
Colorado 530 0.20 1.93 $ 28.75 $ 59,800




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Plant and System Operators, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 2,190 1.22 11.52 $ 29.62 $ 61,610
Wyoming 250 0.95 9.02 $ 25.78 $ 53,630
Montana 280 0.62 5.84 $ 29.87 $ 62,140
Alaska 120 0.39 3.71 $ 28.93 $ 60,180
New Mexico 260 0.34 3.18 $ 23.97 $ 49,870




Top paying states for Plant and System Operators, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 30 0.06 0.56 $ 36.40 $ 75,700
California 1,140 0.07 0.66 $ 35.83 $ 74,530
Washington 210 0.07 0.62 $ 35.18 $ 73,170
Iowa 380 0.26 2.47 $ 33.96 $ 70,630
Virginia 190 0.05 0.48 $ 33.52 $ 69,730





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Plant and System Operators, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 590 0.20 1.89 $ 21.68 $ 45,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 440 0.15 1.38 $ 31.65 $ 65,830
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.16 1.48 $ 31.33 $ 65,170
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 340 0.09 0.89 $ 26.83 $ 55,820
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 240 0.03 0.26 $ 30.46 $ 63,350
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 200 0.14 1.30 $ 27.85 $ 57,920
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 180 0.14 1.29 $ 31.20 $ 64,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 170 0.11 1.08 $ 33.02 $ 68,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 160 0.03 0.26 $ 34.66 $ 72,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 160 0.06 0.57 $ 29.91 $ 62,200




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Plant and System Operators, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farmington, NM 50 1.18 11.17 $ 23.81 $ 49,530
Greeley, CO 70 0.71 6.71 $ 25.15 $ 52,320
Warner Robins, GA 30 0.47 4.43 $ 24.81 $ 51,600
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 140 0.26 2.49 $ 29.47 $ 61,290
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 80 0.26 2.44 $ 39.33 $ 81,810
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.24 2.23 $ 28.23 $ 58,720
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 50 0.21 2.03 $ 23.76 $ 49,420
Colorado Springs, CO 60 0.21 2.03 $ 28.99 $ 60,300
Sioux Falls, SD 30 0.21 2.02 $ 22.13 $ 46,020
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 590 0.20 1.89 $ 21.68 $ 45,100




Top paying metropolitan areas for Plant and System Operators, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 150 0.16 1.47 $ 41.95 $ 87,270
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 110 0.05 0.44 $ 40.12 $ 83,450
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 80 0.26 2.44 $ 39.33 $ 81,810
Richmond, VA 30 0.06 0.53 $ 39.26 $ 81,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 38.64 $ 80,380
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 70 0.04 0.34 $ 36.88 $ 76,710
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 0.06 0.59 $ 36.27 $ 75,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 160 0.03 0.26 $ 34.66 $ 72,080
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $ 33.61 $ 69,910
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 60 0.12 1.17 $ 33.27 $ 69,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Plant and System Operators, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 330 5.35 50.70 $ 29.97 $ 62,340
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 300 4.06 38.48 $ 33.80 $ 70,300
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 190 2.27 21.46 $ 24.11 $ 50,150
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 120 0.78 7.40 $ 23.04 $ 47,920
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.53 5.05 $ 20.89 $ 43,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Plant and System Operators, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 330 5.35 50.70 $ 29.97 $ 62,340
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 300 4.06 38.48 $ 33.80 $ 70,300
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 190 2.27 21.46 $ 24.11 $ 50,150
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 1.16 10.95 $ 30.57 $ 63,590
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 1.00 9.43 $ 27.37 $ 56,930

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Plant and System Operators, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 5.39 $ 35.23 $ 73,270
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 4.23 $ 34.15 $ 71,040
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 300 4.06 38.48 $ 33.80 $ 70,300
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 2.28 $ 33.10 $ 68,850
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 4.45 $ 32.60 $ 67,810


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.

(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