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

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 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
Industry profile for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
Geographic profile for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

National estimates for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
640,950 1.2 % $ 18.85 $ 39,210 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.17 $ 15.18 $ 18.06 $ 21.91 $ 25.83
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,390 $ 31,570 $ 37,560 $ 45,570 $ 53,720


Industry profile for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 217,360 15.33 $ 18.75 $ 39,000
Employment Services 60,240 1.88 $ 16.54 $ 34,410
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 27,520 2.01 $ 18.16 $ 37,770
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 25,490 2.69 $ 19.41 $ 40,380
Truck Transportation 25,430 1.73 $ 20.15 $ 41,920

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 217,360 15.33 $ 18.75 $ 39,000
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 7,470 8.39 $ 17.04 $ 35,450
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 2,360 7.02 $ 18.80 $ 39,090
Support Activities for Water Transportation 4,510 5.13 $ 25.70 $ 53,460
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,600 4.49 $ 18.36 $ 38,190

Top paying industries for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 200 0.47 $ 31.58 $ 65,680
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 480 0.09 $ 31.03 $ 64,540
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 600 0.16 $ 29.70 $ 61,770
Natural Gas Distribution 90 0.08 $ 28.82 $ 59,940
Support Activities for Water Transportation 4,510 5.13 $ 25.70 $ 53,460


Geographic profile for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

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





States with the highest employment level in Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 72,810 4.43 0.96 $ 19.52 $ 40,590
Texas 71,570 5.91 1.28 $ 17.45 $ 36,290
Pennsylvania 36,150 6.56 1.42 $ 19.06 $ 39,640
Ohio 33,450 6.51 1.41 $ 18.76 $ 39,030
Georgia 33,080 7.68 1.67 $ 17.95 $ 37,340




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 3,900 9.15 1.99 $ 19.87 $ 41,330
Mississippi 8,430 7.83 1.70 $ 16.30 $ 33,910
Georgia 33,080 7.68 1.67 $ 17.95 $ 37,340
Arkansas 9,020 7.66 1.66 $ 17.02 $ 35,400
Indiana 20,320 6.96 1.51 $ 18.26 $ 37,980




Top paying states for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 26.98 $ 56,110
Alaska 460 1.54 0.33 $ 26.04 $ 54,150
Wyoming 670 2.55 0.55 $ 23.45 $ 48,780
Minnesota 9,160 3.38 0.73 $ 22.10 $ 45,960
North Dakota 1,820 4.55 0.99 $ 21.80 $ 45,340





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 26,450 7.37 1.60 $ 17.72 $ 36,860
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 22,840 5.24 1.14 $ 19.73 $ 41,030
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 20,920 14.05 3.05 $ 18.96 $ 39,430
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 19,630 2.22 0.48 $ 21.28 $ 44,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 17,810 3.06 0.66 $ 19.15 $ 39,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 17,720 5.97 1.30 $ 18.76 $ 39,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 17,700 6.72 1.46 $ 19.05 $ 39,630
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 10,350 3.84 0.83 $ 19.16 $ 39,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 9,730 4.61 1.00 $ 18.76 $ 39,030
Columbus, OH 9,220 8.98 1.95 $ 17.90 $ 37,230




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dalton, GA 1,720 28.67 6.22 $ 16.50 $ 34,310
Stockton-Lodi, CA 6,110 24.63 5.35 $ 19.75 $ 41,070
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 1,370 24.44 5.30 $ 18.25 $ 37,950
Dover, DE 1,280 20.82 4.52 $ 20.04 $ 41,680
Danville, IL 510 20.29 4.40 $ 23.35 $ 48,570
East Stroudsburg, PA 980 19.84 4.31 $ 22.29 $ 46,360
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 4,470 19.08 4.14 $ 17.87 $ 37,170
Winchester, VA-WV 1,120 19.03 4.13 $ 17.50 $ 36,400
Harrisonburg, VA 1,080 17.44 3.78 $ 21.57 $ 44,860
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 5,690 16.55 3.59 $ 19.40 $ 40,360