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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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 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)
542,750 1.1 % $16.47 $34,260 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.85 $12.89 $15.61 $19.11 $23.48
Annual Wage (2) $22,570 $26,800 $32,460 $39,750 $48,850


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)
Warehousing and Storage 123,170 13.55 $16.21 $33,710
Employment Services 66,910 1.85 $14.76 $30,710
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 23,450 3.16 $16.93 $35,220
General Freight Trucking 13,510 1.35 $17.52 $36,450
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 12,060 1.08 $15.40 $32,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 123,170 13.55 $16.21 $33,710
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 6,270 6.87 $15.48 $32,190
Support Activities for Water Transportation 5,780 6.28 (8) (8)
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 9,100 5.44 $16.85 $35,050
Household Appliance Manufacturing 3,210 5.16 $16.72 $34,780

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 890 0.23 $28.39 $59,040
Metal Ore Mining 160 0.39 $24.53 $51,030
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 290 0.73 $24.15 $50,230
Rail Transportation 390 0.18 $23.66 $49,220
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 760 0.15 $23.28 $48,430


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)
Texas 59,100 5.03 1.30 $14.88 $30,960
California 56,930 3.57 0.92 $17.24 $35,850
Pennsylvania 30,870 5.37 1.39 $17.74 $36,900
Georgia 29,150 6.92 1.79 $15.33 $31,890
Illinois 26,520 4.49 1.16 $16.52 $34,360




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)
Kentucky 16,300 8.72 2.26 $15.11 $31,430
Georgia 29,150 6.92 1.79 $15.33 $31,890
Indiana 18,370 6.14 1.59 $16.08 $33,450
Tennessee 17,730 6.13 1.59 $14.75 $30,680
Oregon 10,010 5.59 1.45 $17.87 $37,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 630 1.95 0.51 $24.08 $50,080
District of Columbia 80 0.11 0.03 $23.13 $48,110
Hawaii 720 1.13 0.29 $22.48 $46,760
North Dakota 1,300 3.07 0.79 $20.42 $42,470
Washington 10,590 3.45 0.89 $20.01 $41,610





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 16,620 6.51 1.68 $15.72 $32,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 16,280 5.55 1.44 $16.12 $33,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 14,360 5.91 1.53 $14.43 $30,010
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 14,160 3.89 1.01 $16.35 $34,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 13,240 3.14 0.81 $18.15 $37,740
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 12,100 1.84 0.48 $17.11 $35,590
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 11,660 8.56 2.21 $16.00 $33,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,940 3.59 0.93 $16.38 $34,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,930 3.63 0.94 $18.45 $38,380
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 6,830 5.88 1.52 $15.41 $32,050