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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other

All extraction 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)
4,970 8.0 % $24.37 $50,690 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.61 $16.55 $23.67 $30.68 $36.97
Annual Wage (2) $26,220 $34,430 $49,230 $63,810 $76,900


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 Mining 2,420 0.89 $24.37 $50,700
Coal Mining 600 1.20 $30.20 $62,820
Metal Ore Mining 440 1.15 $27.95 $58,140
Utility System Construction 370 0.07 $16.72 $34,780
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 220 0.23 $18.16 $37,760

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 600 1.20 $30.20 $62,820
Metal Ore Mining 440 1.15 $27.95 $58,140
Support Activities for Mining 2,420 0.89 $24.37 $50,700
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 220 0.23 $18.16 $37,760
Oil and Gas Extraction 140 0.10 $25.05 $52,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 600 1.20 $30.20 $62,820
Metal Ore Mining 440 1.15 $27.95 $58,140
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 80 (7) $26.48 $55,080
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 60 0.02 $25.43 $52,890
Oil and Gas Extraction 140 0.10 $25.05 $52,100


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 1,100 0.09 2.65 $24.66 $51,290
North Dakota 640 1.55 44.37 $25.91 $53,890
California 300 0.02 0.52 $20.70 $43,050
Alaska 290 0.91 26.10 $31.67 $65,880
West Virginia 270 0.39 11.22 $23.33 $48,530




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)
North Dakota 640 1.55 44.37 $25.91 $53,890
Alaska 290 0.91 26.10 $31.67 $65,880
Wyoming 110 0.40 11.38 $25.07 $52,140
West Virginia 270 0.39 11.22 $23.33 $48,530
Kansas 210 0.15 4.33 $14.98 $31,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 290 0.91 26.10 $31.67 $65,880
Alabama 40 0.02 0.58 $30.84 $64,150
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $28.11 $58,480
New Mexico 80 0.10 3.00 $27.96 $58,150
North Dakota 640 1.55 44.37 $25.91 $53,890



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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)
Bakersfield, CA 130 0.43 12.25 $21.69 $45,120
Greeley, CO 70 0.75 21.56 $19.81 $41,200
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 30 0.06 1.81 $30.92 $64,310


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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)
Greeley, CO 70 0.75 21.56 $19.81 $41,200
Bakersfield, CA 130 0.43 12.25 $21.69 $45,120
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 30 0.06 1.81 $30.92 $64,310


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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)
Odessa, TX (8) (8) (8) $41.23 $85,760
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 30 0.06 1.81 $30.92 $64,310
Wheeling, WV-OH (8) (8) (8) $25.67 $53,400
Bakersfield, CA 130 0.43 12.25 $21.69 $45,120
Greeley, CO 70 0.75 21.56 $19.81 $41,200
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) $13.68 $28,460

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 14.76 $25.76 $53,570
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.77 22.18 $22.94 $47,720
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 14.20 $26.11 $54,310

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)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.77 22.18 $22.94 $47,720
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 14.76 $25.76 $53,570
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 14.20 $26.11 $54,310

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 14.20 $26.11 $54,310
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 14.76 $25.76 $53,570
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.77 22.18 $22.94 $47,720


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018