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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other

All material moving 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)
25,990 4.0 % $17.13 $35,620 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.36 $11.48 $14.23 $21.15 $28.39
Annual Wage (2) $21,540 $23,880 $29,610 $43,980 $59,050


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)
Automobile Dealers 5,450 0.42 $13.14 $27,320
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 2,870 0.33 $14.54 $30,240
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,520 0.03 $15.12 $31,450
Employment Services 1,380 0.04 $17.38 $36,140
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,130 1.25 $27.27 $56,730

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 600 1.65 $24.99 $51,980
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,130 1.25 $27.27 $56,730
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 990 0.47 $15.90 $33,070
Support Activities for Air Transportation 970 0.47 $14.43 $30,010
Automobile Dealers 5,450 0.42 $13.14 $27,320

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 220 0.06 $29.54 $61,450
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,130 1.25 $27.27 $56,730
Postal Service (federal government) 50 0.01 $25.80 $53,660
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 600 1.65 $24.99 $51,980
Utility System Construction 70 0.01 $24.87 $51,720


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 11,400 0.68 3.74 $14.39 $29,940
Texas 2,050 0.17 0.95 $19.89 $41,370
Wisconsin 1,170 0.41 2.27 $13.31 $27,690
New Jersey 980 0.24 1.34 $28.09 $58,420
Tennessee 760 0.26 1.42 $14.84 $30,880




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)
Alaska 420 1.32 7.27 $22.97 $47,780
California 11,400 0.68 3.74 $14.39 $29,940
North Dakota 190 0.45 2.45 $16.87 $35,080
Wisconsin 1,170 0.41 2.27 $13.31 $27,690
Hawaii 200 0.32 1.78 $23.75 $49,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 30 0.04 0.23 $32.14 $66,840
New Jersey 980 0.24 1.34 $28.09 $58,420
Maryland 500 0.19 1.03 $27.73 $57,670
West Virginia (8) (8) (8) $23.99 $49,890
Hawaii 200 0.32 1.78 $23.75 $49,400




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,600 0.59 3.21 $14.63 $30,440
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.78 4.30 $14.04 $29,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,100 0.77 4.21 $14.09 $29,310
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 820 0.70 3.85 $29.23 $60,810
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 760 0.11 0.62 $21.70 $45,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 620 0.21 1.16 $23.68 $49,260
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.54 2.95 $15.10 $31,410
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.52 2.88 $17.81 $37,050
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 450 0.47 2.57 $11.85 $24,650
Modesto, CA 370 2.05 11.26 $12.44 $25,870



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)
Modesto, CA 370 2.05 11.26 $12.44 $25,870
Anchorage, AK 190 1.09 5.99 $22.24 $46,270
Stockton-Lodi, CA 230 0.93 5.10 $12.38 $25,760
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.78 4.30 $14.04 $29,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,100 0.77 4.21 $14.09 $29,310
Bakersfield, CA 220 0.73 3.98 $13.11 $27,280
Yuba City, CA 30 0.72 3.94 $13.79 $28,670
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 820 0.70 3.85 $29.23 $60,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,600 0.59 3.21 $14.63 $30,440
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 180 0.58 3.21 $14.12 $29,360



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)
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 820 0.70 3.85 $29.23 $60,810
Urban Honolulu, HI 170 0.37 2.05 $24.63 $51,230
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 620 0.21 1.16 $23.68 $49,260
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 0.44 2.41 $23.00 $47,830
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.16 $22.78 $47,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.11 $22.59 $47,000
Anchorage, AK 190 1.09 5.99 $22.24 $46,270
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 760 0.11 0.62 $21.70 $45,130
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.67 $45,060
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.10 0.53 $21.54 $44,810

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 230 1.13 6.20 $11.56 $24,050
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.33 12.76 $22.79 $47,410
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 140 2.20 12.07 $17.10 $35,570
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.60 3.29 $12.02 $25,000
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 2.69 $20.83 $43,330

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.33 12.76 $22.79 $47,410
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 140 2.20 12.07 $17.10 $35,570
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 1.81 9.93 $10.70 $22,260
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 230 1.13 6.20 $11.56 $24,050
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.60 3.29 $12.02 $25,000

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.39 $28.41 $59,080
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 1.84 $24.85 $51,700
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.33 12.76 $22.79 $47,410
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 2.69 $20.83 $43,330
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.09 $18.20 $37,860


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.

(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