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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

53-1048 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of helpers, laborers, and material movers; or transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.


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)
395,350 0.6 % $27.11 $56,400 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.49 $19.22 $25.87 $33.21 $40.76
Annual Wage (2) $32,210 $39,990 $53,810 $69,070 $84,780


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 42,690 4.24 $27.25 $56,680
Truck Transportation 40,200 2.78 $28.43 $59,130
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 31,660 5.32 $26.15 $54,400
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 19,700 2.08 $27.38 $56,950
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 18,450 1.39 $26.52 $55,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 31,660 5.32 $26.15 $54,400
Support Activities for Water Transportation 4,160 4.58 $32.44 $67,480
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 1,380 4.28 $28.44 $59,160
Warehousing and Storage 42,690 4.24 $27.25 $56,680
Waste Collection 5,960 3.45 $28.04 $58,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,500 0.07 $49.90 $103,790
Natural Gas Distribution 120 0.11 $46.36 $96,430
Other Pipeline Transportation 30 0.40 $46.34 $96,380
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,150 0.85 $39.74 $82,660
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 380 0.10 $39.70 $82,570


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 43,790 2.62 0.95 $27.60 $57,420
Texas 34,670 2.92 1.05 $29.04 $60,400
New York 19,950 2.17 0.78 $29.81 $62,000
Florida 19,770 2.35 0.85 $25.39 $52,820
Pennsylvania 18,590 3.21 1.16 $28.27 $58,790




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)
Tennessee 12,380 4.25 1.53 $25.24 $52,510
North Dakota 1,720 4.13 1.49 $31.91 $66,360
Kentucky 7,560 4.03 1.45 $24.32 $50,580
Wyoming 1,030 3.84 1.39 $30.67 $63,790
Louisiana 7,230 3.80 1.37 $26.79 $55,720




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 700 2.20 0.79 $34.52 $71,800
North Dakota 1,720 4.13 1.49 $31.91 $66,360
Wyoming 1,030 3.84 1.39 $30.67 $63,790
New York 19,950 2.17 0.78 $29.81 $62,000
Montana 1,420 3.09 1.11 $29.80 $61,980



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,760 2.50 0.90 $30.25 $62,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 13,330 3.01 1.09 $27.48 $57,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,740 3.72 1.34 $25.55 $53,140
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,610 2.94 1.06 $29.91 $62,220
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 8,590 2.35 0.85 $27.00 $56,150
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,730 3.10 1.12 $29.25 $60,840
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 6,760 4.71 1.70 $26.78 $55,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,140 2.04 0.74 $29.16 $60,640
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 4,740 4.00 1.44 $26.69 $55,520
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,680 2.84 1.03 $30.37 $63,160