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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
3,760 13.3 % $ 36.51 $ 75,950 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Pile Driver Operators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.35 $ 23.53 $ 36.66 $ 46.33 $ 54.50
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,170 $ 48,950 $ 76,260 $ 96,360 $ 113,360


Industry profile for Pile Driver Operators:

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 1,830 1.52 $ 38.65 $ 80,400
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 790 0.11 $ 35.02 $ 72,850
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 640 0.18 $ 39.77 $ 82,710
Nonresidential Building Construction 170 0.02 $ 26.92 $ 56,000
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 80 0.08 $ 20.94 $ 43,560

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 1,830 1.52 $ 38.65 $ 80,400
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 640 0.18 $ 39.77 $ 82,710
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 790 0.11 $ 35.02 $ 72,850
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 80 0.08 $ 20.94 $ 43,560
Nonresidential Building Construction 170 0.02 $ 26.92 $ 56,000

Top paying industries for Pile Driver Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 640 0.18 $ 39.77 $ 82,710
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,830 1.52 $ 38.65 $ 80,400
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 790 0.11 $ 35.02 $ 72,850
Utility System Construction 60 0.01 $ 28.54 $ 59,360
Nonresidential Building Construction 170 0.02 $ 26.92 $ 56,000


Geographic profile for Pile Driver Operators:

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.



Map of employment of pile driver operators by state, May 2021


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)
California 1,320 0.08 3.00 $ 45.07 $ 93,750
Florida 240 0.03 1.05 $ 23.60 $ 49,090
Washington 210 0.07 2.45 $ 40.87 $ 85,010
Louisiana 180 0.10 3.78 $ 26.84 $ 55,820
Tennessee 170 0.06 2.09 $ 18.47 $ 38,410


Map of location quotient of pile driver operators by state, May 2021


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)
Alaska 30 0.11 3.99 $ 37.34 $ 77,670
Louisiana 180 0.10 3.78 $ 26.84 $ 55,820
California 1,320 0.08 3.00 $ 45.07 $ 93,750
Oregon 120 0.07 2.53 $ 32.31 $ 67,210
Washington 210 0.07 2.45 $ 40.87 $ 85,010


Map of annual mean wages of pile driver operators by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Pile Driver Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $ 52.13 $ 108,430
New York (8) (8) (8) $ 46.97 $ 97,690
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $ 46.18 $ 96,060
California 1,320 0.08 3.00 $ 45.07 $ 93,750
Washington 210 0.07 2.45 $ 40.87 $ 85,010



Map of employment of pile driver operators by area, May 2021


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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 240 0.11 3.98 $ 50.42 $ 104,880
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 140 0.02 0.62 $ 51.26 $ 106,620
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 140 0.14 5.34 $ 44.19 $ 91,910
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 2.65 $ 42.67 $ 88,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.06 2.37 $ 42.28 $ 87,930
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.13 4.98 $ 27.97 $ 58,170
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 80 0.03 1.18 $ 23.80 $ 49,500
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 70 0.14 5.22 $ 27.20 $ 56,570
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 2.15 $ 37.56 $ 78,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.92 $ 35.40 $ 73,630


Map of location quotient of pile driver operators by area, May 2021


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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 140 0.14 5.34 $ 44.19 $ 91,910
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 70 0.14 5.22 $ 27.20 $ 56,570
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.13 4.98 $ 27.97 $ 58,170
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 240 0.11 3.98 $ 50.42 $ 104,880
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 2.65 $ 42.67 $ 88,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.06 2.37 $ 42.28 $ 87,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 2.15 $ 37.56 $ 78,120
Pittsburgh, PA 40 0.04 1.43 $ 34.46 $ 71,670
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 40 0.03 1.18 $ 25.59 $ 53,220
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 80 0.03 1.18 $ 23.80 $ 49,500


Map of annual mean wages of pile driver operators by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 140 0.02 0.62 $ 51.26 $ 106,620
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.39 $ 51.12 $ 106,340
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 240 0.11 3.98 $ 50.42 $ 104,880
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $ 46.32 $ 96,350
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 140 0.14 5.34 $ 44.19 $ 91,910
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 2.65 $ 42.67 $ 88,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.06 2.37 $ 42.28 $ 87,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 2.15 $ 37.56 $ 78,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.92 $ 35.40 $ 73,630
Pittsburgh, PA 40 0.04 1.43 $ 34.46 $ 71,670

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)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 11.32 $ 28.45 $ 59,180

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)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 11.32 $ 28.45 $ 59,180

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)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 11.32 $ 28.45 $ 59,180
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 15.18 $ 31,570


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022