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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammers, wedges, or chop saws.


National estimates for Rock Splitters, Quarry
Industry profile for Rock Splitters, Quarry
Geographic profile for Rock Splitters, Quarry

National estimates for Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,450 10.1 % $ 20.02 $ 41,630 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.86 $ 14.48 $ 18.12 $ 22.85 $ 28.71
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,830 $ 30,120 $ 37,700 $ 47,530 $ 59,730


Industry profile for Rock Splitters, Quarry:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,610 2.73 $ 20.55 $ 42,740
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,400 0.35 $ 18.25 $ 37,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,610 2.73 $ 20.55 $ 42,740
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,400 0.35 $ 18.25 $ 37,960

Top paying industries for Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $ 31.45 $ 65,420
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,610 2.73 $ 20.55 $ 42,740
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,400 0.35 $ 18.25 $ 37,960


Geographic profile for Rock Splitters, Quarry:

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



Map of employment of rock splitters, quarry by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 530 0.40 12.58 $ 18.41 $ 38,300
Tennessee 350 0.12 3.73 $ 19.97 $ 41,530
Missouri 310 0.11 3.60 $ 18.18 $ 37,810
Colorado 270 0.10 3.32 $ 22.43 $ 46,650
Pennsylvania 210 0.04 1.17 $ 20.03 $ 41,670


Map of location quotient of rock splitters, quarry by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 530 0.40 12.58 $ 18.41 $ 38,300
Vermont 70 0.24 7.70 $ 23.59 $ 49,060
Tennessee 350 0.12 3.73 $ 19.97 $ 41,530
Missouri 310 0.11 3.60 $ 18.18 $ 37,810
Colorado 270 0.10 3.32 $ 22.43 $ 46,650


Map of annual mean wages of rock splitters, quarry by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Rock Splitters, Quarry:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California (8) (8) (8) $ 34.01 $ 70,730
Nebraska 90 0.09 2.88 $ 26.29 $ 54,690
Utah 50 0.03 0.99 $ 25.37 $ 52,760
Massachusetts 70 0.02 0.69 $ 25.33 $ 52,680
New Hampshire 50 0.08 2.43 $ 25.26 $ 52,530



Map of employment of rock splitters, quarry by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 180 0.17 5.41 $ 14.63 $ 30,430
Topeka, KS 150 1.39 44.14 $ 17.81 $ 37,050
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 70 0.15 4.76 $ 27.32 $ 56,830
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.07 2.12 $ 21.40 $ 44,510
Boulder, CO 60 0.32 10.19 $ 22.37 $ 46,520
Bloomington, IN 60 0.83 26.35 $ 21.75 $ 45,240
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 60 0.02 0.68 $ 25.52 $ 53,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.02 0.57 $ 21.65 $ 45,030


Map of location quotient of rock splitters, quarry by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Topeka, KS 150 1.39 44.14 $ 17.81 $ 37,050
Bloomington, IN 60 0.83 26.35 $ 21.75 $ 45,240
Boulder, CO 60 0.32 10.19 $ 22.37 $ 46,520
Austin-Round Rock, TX 180 0.17 5.41 $ 14.63 $ 30,430
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 70 0.15 4.76 $ 27.32 $ 56,830
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.07 2.12 $ 21.40 $ 44,510
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 60 0.02 0.68 $ 25.52 $ 53,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.02 0.57 $ 21.65 $ 45,030


Map of annual mean wages of rock splitters, quarry by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 70 0.15 4.76 $ 27.32 $ 56,830
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 60 0.02 0.68 $ 25.52 $ 53,070
Boulder, CO 60 0.32 10.19 $ 22.37 $ 46,520
Bloomington, IN 60 0.83 26.35 $ 21.75 $ 45,240
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.02 0.57 $ 21.65 $ 45,030
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.07 2.12 $ 21.40 $ 44,510
Topeka, KS 150 1.39 44.14 $ 17.81 $ 37,050
Austin-Round Rock, TX 180 0.17 5.41 $ 14.63 $ 30,430

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.69 21.89 $ 18.44 $ 38,360
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.72 22.78 $ 18.50 $ 38,480
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.63 19.98 $ 19.49 $ 40,540
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 17.62 $ 21.63 $ 44,990

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.72 22.78 $ 18.50 $ 38,480
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.69 21.89 $ 18.44 $ 38,360
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.63 19.98 $ 19.49 $ 40,540
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 17.62 $ 21.63 $ 44,990

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 17.62 $ 21.63 $ 44,990
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.63 19.98 $ 19.49 $ 40,540
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.72 22.78 $ 18.50 $ 38,480
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.69 21.89 $ 18.44 $ 38,360


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