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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Hoist and Winch Operators
Industry profile for Hoist and Winch Operators
Geographic profile for Hoist and Winch Operators

National estimates for Hoist and Winch Operators: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Hoist and Winch Operators:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,460 7.2 % $ 30.16 $ 62,730 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Hoist and Winch Operators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.05 $ 20.26 $ 30.10 $ 39.36 $ 47.39
Annual Wage (2) $ 31,310 $ 42,140 $ 62,610 $ 81,860 $ 98,560


Industry profile for Hoist and Winch Operators: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Hoist and Winch Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,780 2.02 $ 33.83 $ 70,370
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 200 0.00 (8) (8)
Printing and Related Support Activities 160 0.04 (8) (8)
Support Activities for Mining 140 0.05 $ 25.29 $ 52,610
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 110 0.03 $ 43.75 $ 91,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Hoist and Winch Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,780 2.02 $ 33.83 $ 70,370
Coal Mining 110 0.25 $ 28.23 $ 58,710
Logging 80 0.16 $ 24.83 $ 51,640
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 80 0.14 $ 15.83 $ 32,920
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 90 0.10 $ 15.74 $ 32,750

Top paying industries for Hoist and Winch Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 110 0.03 $ 43.75 $ 91,010
Nonresidential Building Construction 40 (7) $ 41.04 $ 85,360
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $ 36.85 $ 76,640
Death Care Services (8) (8) $ 35.42 $ 73,660
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying (8) (8) $ 34.15 $ 71,030


Geographic profile for Hoist and Winch Operators: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Hoist and Winch Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,270 0.08 2.41 $ 34.53 $ 71,820
Illinois 260 0.05 1.46 (8) (8)
Maryland 150 0.06 1.88 $ 27.68 $ 57,580
New York 140 0.02 0.52 $ 28.93 $ 60,180
Alabama 120 0.06 1.90 $ 20.50 $ 42,630




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Hoist and Winch Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 80 0.10 3.01 $ 31.88 $ 66,310
West Virginia 60 0.09 2.87 $ 28.46 $ 59,190
California 1,270 0.08 2.41 $ 34.53 $ 71,820
Alabama 120 0.06 1.90 $ 20.50 $ 42,630
Maryland 150 0.06 1.88 $ 27.68 $ 57,580




Top paying states for Hoist and Winch Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 100 0.04 1.12 $ 37.91 $ 78,860
New Jersey 40 0.01 0.36 $ 36.85 $ 76,640
California 1,270 0.08 2.41 $ 34.53 $ 71,820
Georgia (8) (8) (8) $ 32.32 $ 67,220
New Mexico 80 0.10 3.01 $ 31.88 $ 66,310





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Hoist and Winch Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.10 3.18 $ 29.11 $ 60,550
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 110 0.01 0.39 $ 36.58 $ 76,080
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 110 0.06 1.74 $ 31.45 $ 65,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 1.58 $ 38.37 $ 79,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 90 0.04 1.24 $ 38.68 $ 80,450
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 30 0.09 2.94 $ 19.05 $ 39,630




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Hoist and Winch Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.10 3.18 $ 29.11 $ 60,550
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 30 0.09 2.94 $ 19.05 $ 39,630
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 110 0.06 1.74 $ 31.45 $ 65,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 1.58 $ 38.37 $ 79,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 90 0.04 1.24 $ 38.68 $ 80,450
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 110 0.01 0.39 $ 36.58 $ 76,080




Top paying metropolitan areas for Hoist and Winch Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 90 0.04 1.24 $ 38.68 $ 80,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 1.58 $ 38.37 $ 79,810
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 110 0.01 0.39 $ 36.58 $ 76,080
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 110 0.06 1.74 $ 31.45 $ 65,420
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.10 3.18 $ 29.11 $ 60,550
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 30 0.09 2.94 $ 19.05 $ 39,630

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Hoist and Winch Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 12.79 $ 33.31 $ 69,270
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 13.27 $ 26.65 $ 55,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Hoist and Winch Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 13.27 $ 26.65 $ 55,420
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 12.79 $ 33.31 $ 69,270

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Hoist and Winch Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 12.79 $ 33.31 $ 69,270
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 13.27 $ 26.65 $ 55,420


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