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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
570,300 1.1 % $17.00 $35,370 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.38 $13.35 $16.17 $19.69 $24.04
Annual Wage (2) $23,680 $27,760 $33,630 $40,960 $50,010


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 152,800 15.18 $16.99 $35,340
Employment Services 65,250 1.82 $15.15 $31,500
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 28,480 2.15 $16.58 $34,480
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 28,230 2.98 $17.51 $36,420
Truck Transportation 18,570 1.28 $18.51 $38,490

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 152,800 15.18 $16.99 $35,340
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 6,640 7.19 $15.51 $32,250
Support Activities for Water Transportation 5,310 5.84 $21.58 $44,880
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 8,830 5.34 $17.05 $35,470
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,500 4.52 $16.78 $34,900

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 810 0.21 $28.57 $59,420
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 470 0.10 $27.99 $58,220
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 270 0.76 $26.82 $55,780
Metal Ore Mining 140 0.36 $25.73 $53,510
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 580 0.27 $24.32 $50,590


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 62,820 5.28 1.32 $15.44 $32,120
California 59,260 3.55 0.89 $17.38 $36,140
Georgia 33,790 7.85 1.96 $16.14 $33,570
Pennsylvania 31,580 5.46 1.37 $18.16 $37,780
Ohio 26,640 4.96 1.24 $16.41 $34,140




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)
Georgia 33,790 7.85 1.96 $16.14 $33,570
Kentucky 13,880 7.40 1.85 $15.93 $33,130
Mississippi 7,060 6.31 1.58 $14.37 $29,890
Tennessee 17,980 6.17 1.54 $15.97 $33,220
Arkansas 7,140 5.95 1.49 $15.17 $31,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 600 1.90 0.47 $25.42 $52,880
Hawaii 770 1.22 0.30 $24.24 $50,430
District of Columbia 90 0.13 0.03 $22.77 $47,360
Maryland 6,940 2.61 0.65 $20.99 $43,650
Washington 11,570 3.63 0.91 $20.51 $42,660



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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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 17,280 6.60 1.65 $16.59 $34,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 16,990 6.82 1.70 $15.32 $31,860
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 16,350 5.58 1.40 $16.45 $34,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 14,410 10.04 2.51 $16.24 $33,780
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,300 2.14 0.53 $19.11 $39,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,850 2.90 0.73 $18.23 $37,910
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 12,670 3.46 0.86 $17.45 $36,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,990 4.04 1.01 $16.78 $34,900
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 7,210 6.07 1.52 $15.67 $32,600
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 7,190 4.99 1.25 $17.20 $35,770


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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)
Dalton, GA 1,600 24.34 6.08 $15.18 $31,570
Albany, OR 1,000 23.32 5.83 $15.93 $33,130
Danville, IL 570 21.71 5.43 $16.08 $33,450
Stockton-Lodi, CA 3,830 15.76 3.94 $17.84 $37,100
Dover, DE 990 15.64 3.91 (8) (8)
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 4,400 13.60 3.40 $17.58 $36,560
Savannah, GA 2,110 12.34 3.08 $19.58 $40,720
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 2,550 11.90 2.98 $16.77 $34,890
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 670 11.85 2.96 $15.98 $33,240
Gettysburg, PA 380 11.68 2.92 $19.02 $39,560