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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-2072 Pile Driver Operators

Operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures such as buildings, bridges, and piers.


National estimates for Pile Driver Operators
Industry profile for Pile Driver Operators
Geographic profile for Pile Driver Operators

National estimates for Pile Driver Operators: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Pile Driver Operators:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,820 8.4 % $ 34.56 $ 71,880 3.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Pile Driver Operators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.79 $ 22.88 $ 30.47 $ 46.72 $ 55.43
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,010 $ 47,590 $ 63,370 $ 97,190 $ 115,290


Industry profile for Pile Driver Operators: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Pile Driver Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,490 1.24 $ 38.62 $ 80,340
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 870 0.13 $ 29.59 $ 61,550
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 820 0.23 $ 33.97 $ 70,670
Nonresidential Building Construction 210 0.03 $ 32.41 $ 67,420
Utility System Construction 180 0.03 $ 33.83 $ 70,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Pile Driver Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,490 1.24 $ 38.62 $ 80,340
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 820 0.23 $ 33.97 $ 70,670
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 870 0.13 $ 29.59 $ 61,550
Nonresidential Building Construction 210 0.03 $ 32.41 $ 67,420
Utility System Construction 180 0.03 $ 33.83 $ 70,370

Top paying industries for Pile Driver Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,490 1.24 $ 38.62 $ 80,340
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 820 0.23 $ 33.97 $ 70,670
Utility System Construction 180 0.03 $ 33.83 $ 70,370
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 130 0.01 $ 32.67 $ 67,950
Nonresidential Building Construction 210 0.03 $ 32.41 $ 67,420


Geographic profile for Pile Driver Operators: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Pile Driver Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 710 0.06 2.14 $ 32.00 $ 66,560
California 630 0.04 1.39 $ 45.90 $ 95,480
Florida 420 0.05 1.81 $ 24.35 $ 50,650
Massachusetts 290 0.09 3.21 $ 41.16 $ 85,610
Louisiana 210 0.12 4.20 $ 24.82 $ 51,620




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pile Driver Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 210 0.12 4.20 $ 24.82 $ 51,620
Maine 60 0.11 3.92 $ 23.07 $ 47,980
Massachusetts 290 0.09 3.21 $ 41.16 $ 85,610
Texas 710 0.06 2.14 $ 32.00 $ 66,560
Oregon 100 0.06 2.04 $ 36.29 $ 75,490




Top paying states for Pile Driver Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York (8) (8) (8) $ 52.60 $ 109,420
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $ 48.43 $ 100,740
California 630 0.04 1.39 $ 45.90 $ 95,480
Massachusetts 290 0.09 3.21 $ 41.16 $ 85,610
Pennsylvania 50 0.01 0.32 $ 41.10 $ 85,500





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Pile Driver Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 270 0.11 3.85 $ 41.42 $ 86,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 260 0.11 4.04 $ 46.95 $ 97,650
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 140 0.06 2.10 $ 27.42 $ 57,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 120 0.04 1.39 $ 32.10 $ 66,770
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 110 0.22 8.00 $ 22.91 $ 47,660
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.08 2.75 $ 42.90 $ 89,230
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 1.80 (8) (8)
Baton Rouge, LA 80 0.22 7.85 $ 27.76 $ 57,740
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 0.46 16.82 $ 26.45 $ 55,010
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 1.30 $ 34.71 $ 72,200




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pile Driver Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 0.46 16.82 $ 26.45 $ 55,010
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.29 10.67 (8) (8)
Corpus Christi, TX 50 0.28 10.36 $ 27.97 $ 58,170
Salisbury, MD-DE 30 0.22 8.15 $ 16.23 $ 33,750
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 110 0.22 8.00 $ 22.91 $ 47,660
Baton Rouge, LA 80 0.22 7.85 $ 27.76 $ 57,740
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 260 0.11 4.04 $ 46.95 $ 97,650
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 270 0.11 3.85 $ 41.42 $ 86,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.08 2.75 $ 42.90 $ 89,230
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 140 0.06 2.10 $ 27.42 $ 57,030




Top paying metropolitan areas for Pile Driver Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 40 0.02 0.57 $ 51.15 $ 106,390
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $ 51.04 $ 106,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 260 0.11 4.04 $ 46.95 $ 97,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.08 2.75 $ 42.90 $ 89,230
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 270 0.11 3.85 $ 41.42 $ 86,160
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.04 1.53 $ 40.93 $ 85,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 1.30 $ 34.71 $ 72,200
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 32.63 $ 67,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 120 0.04 1.39 $ 32.10 $ 66,770
Corpus Christi, TX 50 0.28 10.36 $ 27.97 $ 58,170

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Pile Driver Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 12.01 $ 23.00 $ 47,830

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pile Driver Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 12.01 $ 23.00 $ 47,830

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Pile Driver Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 12.01 $ 23.00 $ 47,830


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