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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammer and wedges.


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)
4,870 8.4 % $17.19 $35,760 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.08 $13.96 $16.71 $19.63 $23.92
Annual Wage (2) $25,120 $29,040 $34,750 $40,830 $49,760


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,970 4.01 $16.85 $35,050
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 580 0.14 $19.31 $40,160
Support Activities for Mining 50 0.02 $18.56 $38,610

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,970 4.01 $16.85 $35,050
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 580 0.14 $19.31 $40,160
Support Activities for Mining 50 0.02 $18.56 $38,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 580 0.14 $19.31 $40,160
Support Activities for Mining 50 0.02 $18.56 $38,610
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,970 4.01 $16.85 $35,050


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)
Pennsylvania 600 0.10 3.04 $17.20 $35,770
Oklahoma 580 0.36 10.77 $14.07 $29,260
Indiana 310 0.10 3.06 $18.93 $39,370
Texas 230 0.02 0.55 $16.34 $33,990
Missouri 220 0.08 2.36 $18.16 $37,770




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)
Oklahoma 580 0.36 10.77 $14.07 $29,260
Vermont 90 0.29 8.61 $18.10 $37,650
Montana 120 0.25 7.39 $15.22 $31,650
Pennsylvania 600 0.10 3.04 $17.20 $35,770
Indiana 310 0.10 3.06 $18.93 $39,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 80 0.00 0.14 $21.08 $43,850
Washington 80 0.02 0.70 $20.91 $43,500
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $20.50 $42,640
Colorado 150 0.06 1.66 $20.07 $41,740
Arizona 80 0.03 0.83 $19.58 $40,730





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)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 360 3.29 97.67 $12.96 $26,960
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 150 0.05 1.60 $17.70 $36,820
Austin-Round Rock, TX 150 0.14 4.22 $13.87 $28,860
Athens-Clarke County, GA 100 1.17 34.89 $17.34 $36,080
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.07 2.01 $17.93 $37,280
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 60 0.06 1.64 $17.83 $37,090
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.24 7.04 $19.04 $39,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 30 0.02 0.45 $22.45 $46,710




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)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 360 3.29 97.67 $12.96 $26,960
Athens-Clarke County, GA 100 1.17 34.89 $17.34 $36,080
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.24 7.04 $19.04 $39,590
Austin-Round Rock, TX 150 0.14 4.22 $13.87 $28,860
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.07 2.01 $17.93 $37,280
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 60 0.06 1.64 $17.83 $37,090
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 150 0.05 1.60 $17.70 $36,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 30 0.02 0.45 $22.45 $46,710




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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $24.22 $50,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 30 0.02 0.45 $22.45 $46,710
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $20.33 $42,290
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.24 7.04 $19.04 $39,590
Jefferson City, MO (8) (8) (8) $18.77 $39,040
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.07 2.01 $17.93 $37,280
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 60 0.06 1.64 $17.83 $37,090
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $17.81 $37,040
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 150 0.05 1.60 $17.70 $36,820
Athens-Clarke County, GA 100 1.17 34.89 $17.34 $36,080

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)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 300 1.87 55.51 $16.74 $34,820
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 18.84 $19.21 $39,960
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 1.33 39.61 $15.84 $32,960
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 17.74 $22.10 $45,980
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 6.23 $15.13 $31,480

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)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 300 1.87 55.51 $16.74 $34,820
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 1.33 39.61 $15.84 $32,960
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 18.84 $19.21 $39,960
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 17.74 $22.10 $45,980
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 6.23 $15.13 $31,480

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)
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 17.74 $22.10 $45,980
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.46 $40,480
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 18.84 $19.21 $39,960
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $17.56 $36,530
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 300 1.87 55.51 $16.74 $34,820


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019