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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other

All transportation workers not listed separately.


National estimates for Transportation Workers, All Other
Industry profile for Transportation Workers, All Other
Geographic profile for Transportation Workers, All Other

National estimates for Transportation Workers, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Transportation Workers, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,750 4.7 % $ 19.23 $ 39,990 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Transportation Workers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.18 $ 14.19 $ 17.73 $ 23.34 $ 29.55
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,250 $ 29,520 $ 36,880 $ 48,540 $ 61,450


Industry profile for Transportation Workers, All Other:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Transportation Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Transportation Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Transportation Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,420 1.24 $ 17.28 $ 35,950
Automobile Dealers 1,800 0.15 $ 13.10 $ 27,250
Employment Services 1,210 0.03 $ 16.30 $ 33,900
Inland Water Transportation 870 3.40 $ 17.05 $ 35,470
Rail Transportation 840 0.38 $ 26.30 $ 54,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Transportation Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 100 5.29 $ 26.26 $ 54,620
Inland Water Transportation 870 3.40 $ 17.05 $ 35,470
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,420 1.24 $ 17.28 $ 35,950
Rail Transportation 840 0.38 $ 26.30 $ 54,710
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 180 0.36 $ 18.62 $ 38,730

Top paying industries for Transportation Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 390 0.02 $ 27.42 $ 57,030
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 40 (7) $ 27.04 $ 56,230
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services (8) (8) $ 26.77 $ 55,680
Rail Transportation 840 0.38 $ 26.30 $ 54,710
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 100 5.29 $ 26.26 $ 54,620


Geographic profile for Transportation Workers, All Other:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Transportation Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Transportation Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of transportation workers, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Transportation Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 2,240 0.51 5.25 $ 18.43 $ 38,330
Louisiana 1,710 0.95 9.74 $ 18.66 $ 38,810
Missouri 1,150 0.42 4.33 $ 13.50 $ 28,090
Texas 860 0.07 0.72 $ 21.64 $ 45,010
New York 810 0.09 0.96 $ 17.58 $ 36,570


Map of location quotient of transportation workers, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Transportation Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 1,710 0.95 9.74 $ 18.66 $ 38,810
District of Columbia 370 0.56 5.76 $ 24.62 $ 51,220
Georgia 2,240 0.51 5.25 $ 18.43 $ 38,330
Missouri 1,150 0.42 4.33 $ 13.50 $ 28,090
Alaska 80 0.27 2.80 $ 27.45 $ 57,100


Map of annual mean wages of transportation workers, all other by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Transportation Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $ 28.12 $ 58,480
Alaska 80 0.27 2.80 $ 27.45 $ 57,100
Utah 50 0.03 0.31 $ 26.99 $ 56,150
Washington 320 0.10 1.03 $ 26.77 $ 55,690
Alabama (8) (8) (8) $ 26.21 $ 54,510



Map of employment of transportation workers, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Transportation Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,020 0.39 4.03 $ 14.74 $ 30,650
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 930 1.84 18.83 $ 18.25 $ 37,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 710 0.24 2.49 $ 20.75 $ 43,160
St. Louis, MO-IL 480 0.38 3.88 $ 13.95 $ 29,020
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 460 0.05 0.55 $ 21.71 $ 45,150
Baton Rouge, LA 400 1.10 11.29 $ 22.62 $ 47,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 340 0.12 1.21 $ 21.62 $ 44,960
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 340 0.08 0.82 $ 18.69 $ 38,880
Kansas City, MO-KS 270 0.26 2.71 $ 13.96 $ 29,030
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 220 0.09 0.92 $ 17.15 $ 35,680


Map of location quotient of transportation workers, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Transportation Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 930 1.84 18.83 $ 18.25 $ 37,970
Brunswick, GA 60 1.37 13.99 $ 12.04 $ 25,050
Baton Rouge, LA 400 1.10 11.29 $ 22.62 $ 47,050
Savannah, GA 120 0.70 7.13 $ 17.08 $ 35,530
Texarkana, TX-AR 40 0.67 6.82 $ 26.06 $ 54,190
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 50 0.61 6.29 $ 16.68 $ 34,680
Lincoln, NE 90 0.56 5.72 $ 15.55 $ 32,350
Columbia, MO 50 0.51 5.23 $ 12.88 $ 26,790
Springfield, MO 100 0.48 4.93 $ 12.47 $ 25,950
Lafayette, LA 80 0.42 4.28 $ 13.77 $ 28,650


Map of annual mean wages of transportation workers, all other by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Transportation Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 90 0.04 0.43 $ 32.68 $ 67,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.04 0.45 $ 28.56 $ 59,390
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 30 0.01 0.13 $ 28.53 $ 59,330
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $ 28.49 $ 59,250
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 90 0.07 0.75 $ 27.54 $ 57,280
Texarkana, TX-AR 40 0.67 6.82 $ 26.06 $ 54,190
Santa Rosa, CA 30 0.17 1.76 $ 25.81 $ 53,680
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 190 0.10 1.03 $ 25.63 $ 53,300
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.13 1.29 $ 25.12 $ 52,250
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 0.73 $ 24.48 $ 50,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Transportation Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 6.63 $ 27.06 $ 56,270
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 1.03 10.55 $ 23.36 $ 48,580
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 4.60 $ 17.35 $ 36,090
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.32 $ 19.89 $ 41,370
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.56 5.78 $ 12.38 $ 25,740

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Transportation Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 1.03 10.55 $ 23.36 $ 48,580
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 6.63 $ 27.06 $ 56,270
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.56 5.78 $ 12.38 $ 25,740
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 4.60 $ 17.35 $ 36,090
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.32 $ 19.89 $ 41,370

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Transportation Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 6.63 $ 27.06 $ 56,270
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 1.03 10.55 $ 23.36 $ 48,580
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.32 $ 19.89 $ 41,370
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 4.60 $ 17.35 $ 36,090
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.56 5.78 $ 12.38 $ 25,740


About May 2021 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022