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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other

All transportation workers not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
37,560 3.2 % $20.61 $42,870 2.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.65 $12.98 $18.03 $28.93 $34.09
Annual Wage (2) $22,150 $27,000 $37,490 $60,170 $70,910


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 9,980 4.62 $15.82 $32,910
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,230 0.01 $12.92 $26,870
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 910 0.02 $20.55 $42,750
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 880 0.15 $14.85 $30,880
Employment Services 820 0.02 $12.04 $25,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 160 5.30 $16.68 $34,700
Support Activities for Air Transportation 9,980 4.62 $15.82 $32,910
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 660 1.46 $17.63 $36,680
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 170 0.45 $20.02 $41,640
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 400 0.18 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $26.37 $54,850
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 90 0.01 $25.86 $53,780
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $25.73 $53,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) $24.20 $50,340
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $23.81 $49,520


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,010 0.24 0.91 (8) (8)
Florida 2,410 0.28 1.08 $17.91 $37,260
Colorado 1,900 0.73 2.80 $24.56 $51,080
New York 1,530 0.16 0.63 $17.36 $36,120
Louisiana 1,490 0.78 3.01 $12.47 $25,930




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 980 3.10 11.96 $21.62 $44,960
Hawaii 710 1.11 4.29 $19.42 $40,400
Nevada 1,230 0.91 3.52 $21.73 $45,200
Louisiana 1,490 0.78 3.01 $12.47 $25,930
Colorado 1,900 0.73 2.80 $24.56 $51,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 1,900 0.73 2.80 $24.56 $51,080
Massachusetts 750 0.21 0.81 $23.35 $48,560
Pennsylvania 200 0.03 0.13 $22.94 $47,710
District of Columbia 360 0.50 1.92 $22.62 $47,050
Utah 100 0.07 0.27 $21.89 $45,530





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

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 3,650 0.38 1.48 $22.36 $46,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,750 0.56 2.15 $24.27 $50,480
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,610 1.09 4.19 (8) (8)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,420 0.59 2.26 $23.86 $49,630
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,290 0.65 2.50 $21.14 $43,970
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,060 0.41 1.57 $17.73 $36,890
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,050 0.98 3.77 $15.07 $31,340
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,010 1.03 3.95 $22.56 $46,920
Anchorage, AK 720 4.16 16.04 $20.45 $42,530
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 700 0.51 1.98 $15.78 $32,810




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anchorage, AK 720 4.16 16.04 $20.45 $42,530
Billings, MT 130 1.47 5.67 $13.47 $28,020
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 90 1.24 4.77 $21.84 $45,430
Urban Honolulu, HI 540 1.15 4.43 $18.52 $38,530
Baton Rouge, LA 440 1.11 4.29 $10.63 $22,110
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,610 1.09 4.19 (8) (8)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,010 1.03 3.95 $22.56 $46,920
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,050 0.98 3.77 $15.07 $31,340
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.82 3.18 $12.48 $25,970
Hammond, LA 30 0.79 3.03 $24.67 $51,310




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dayton, OH 80 0.22 0.85 $26.63 $55,400
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 110 0.08 0.32 $26.43 $54,980
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 300 0.29 1.13 $25.75 $53,550
Hammond, LA 30 0.79 3.03 $24.67 $51,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,750 0.56 2.15 $24.27 $50,480
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 120 0.11 0.44 $24.27 $50,470
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,420 0.59 2.26 $23.86 $49,630
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 690 0.25 0.96 $23.20 $48,260
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,010 1.03 3.95 $22.56 $46,920
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,650 0.38 1.48 $22.36 $46,510

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 260 2.42 9.33 $24.68 $51,340
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.67 6.43 $8.73 $18,160
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.14 4.38 $9.39 $19,530
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.31 $15.04 $31,270
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.83 $14.35 $29,840

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 260 2.42 9.33 $24.68 $51,340
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.67 6.43 $8.73 $18,160
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.14 4.38 $9.39 $19,530
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.31 $15.04 $31,270
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.07 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 260 2.42 9.33 $24.68 $51,340
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.46 $46,710
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.32 $42,260
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.34 $38,160
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.31 $15.04 $31,270


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019