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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other

All motor vehicle operators 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)
56,810 3.6 % $17.14 $35,640 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.33 $11.02 $14.60 $22.43 $27.94
Annual Wage (2) $19,410 $22,910 $30,360 $46,650 $58,110


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 10,020 0.78 $13.01 $27,060
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,150 0.26 $23.61 $49,100
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 4,970 0.91 $16.21 $33,710
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 4,390 2.05 $15.24 $31,690
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,580 0.11 $12.13 $25,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Road Transportation 2,360 2.32 $19.42 $40,400
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 4,390 2.05 $15.24 $31,690
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 4,970 0.91 $16.21 $33,710
Automobile Dealers 10,020 0.78 $13.01 $27,060
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,290 0.66 $14.54 $30,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 330 0.05 $32.58 $67,760
Warehousing and Storage 1,810 0.16 $25.93 $53,940
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,150 0.26 $23.61 $49,100
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 80 0.05 $23.55 $48,990
Rail Transportation 270 0.12 $23.20 $48,260


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)
North Carolina 4,240 0.97 2.47 $13.40 $27,860
Ohio 4,080 0.75 1.92 $13.30 $27,670
New York 3,590 0.38 0.97 $16.23 $33,760
Colorado 3,050 1.16 2.96 $14.11 $29,340
New Jersey 2,350 0.58 1.48 $18.77 $39,050




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)
Montana 570 1.24 3.15 $15.32 $31,860
Colorado 3,050 1.16 2.96 $14.11 $29,340
Connecticut 1,810 1.09 2.77 $15.39 $32,010
North Carolina 4,240 0.97 2.47 $13.40 $27,860
Oregon 1,540 0.82 2.08 $15.39 $32,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 110 0.35 0.89 $28.86 $60,020
District of Columbia 560 0.78 1.99 $25.24 $52,490
Kentucky 400 0.21 0.53 $22.12 $46,010
Oklahoma 210 0.13 0.33 $21.92 $45,590
South Carolina 120 0.06 0.15 $20.30 $42,230





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,390 0.46 1.18 $17.72 $36,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,980 0.32 0.82 $29.58 $61,530
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,850 1.25 3.19 $14.26 $29,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,520 0.49 1.24 $21.83 $45,400
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,280 0.46 1.18 $20.26 $42,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,210 0.59 1.50 $20.39 $42,420
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,120 0.57 1.45 $13.42 $27,920
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,100 0.91 2.32 $10.58 $22,010
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,060 0.77 1.97 $20.75 $43,170
Pittsburgh, PA 1,010 0.88 2.24 $13.66 $28,410




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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 230 3.80 9.68 $13.42 $27,900
Grants Pass, OR 80 3.04 7.75 $15.90 $33,080
Wilmington, NC 310 2.40 6.11 $11.04 $22,960
San Angelo, TX 90 2.06 5.25 $12.60 $26,200
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 280 1.79 4.55 $9.81 $20,400
Fort Wayne, IN 370 1.72 4.37 $10.34 $21,500
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 350 1.64 4.17 $13.58 $28,260
Medford, OR 140 1.63 4.15 $13.19 $27,430
Jacksonville, NC 70 1.49 3.80 $24.55 $51,070
Columbia, MO 140 1.44 3.67 $12.51 $26,010




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,980 0.32 0.82 $29.58 $61,530
Anchorage, AK 70 0.43 1.10 $28.16 $58,580
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 320 0.33 0.83 $28.06 $58,360
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $26.82 $55,790
Stockton-Lodi, CA (8) (8) (8) $26.18 $54,450
Bakersfield, CA 40 0.13 0.32 $25.14 $52,300
Jacksonville, NC 70 1.49 3.80 $24.55 $51,070
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 130 0.11 0.29 $24.21 $50,360
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 60 0.99 2.51 $23.69 $49,280
Fresno, CA 60 0.15 0.38 $23.68 $49,250

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.50 1.26 $11.23 $23,360
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 190 1.22 3.11 $16.93 $35,220
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.70 1.79 $10.54 $21,920
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 170 0.50 1.27 $9.73 $20,230
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 160 1.16 2.95 $19.39 $40,340

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-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 1.91 4.88 $14.39 $29,920
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 190 1.22 3.11 $16.93 $35,220
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 110 1.16 2.95 $21.59 $44,900
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 160 1.16 2.95 $19.39 $40,340
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 1.03 2.61 $18.98 $39,470

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 0.91 $23.00 $47,850
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 0.92 $22.75 $47,320
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 110 1.16 2.95 $21.59 $44,900
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 0.95 $20.57 $42,780
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 1.25 $20.37 $42,370


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