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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders

Control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.


National estimates for Conveyor Operators and Tenders
Industry profile for Conveyor Operators and Tenders
Geographic profile for Conveyor Operators and Tenders

National estimates for Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
28,650 2.8 % $ 17.80 $ 37,010 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.84 $ 14.26 $ 17.51 $ 19.47 $ 23.53
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,790 $ 29,650 $ 36,420 $ 40,490 $ 48,950


Industry profile for Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Conveyor Operators and Tenders are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Conveyor Operators and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 13,190 1.42 $ 16.42 $ 34,150
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 3,140 4.60 $ 17.03 $ 35,410
Warehousing and Storage 1,540 0.09 $ 19.01 $ 39,540
Grain and Oilseed Milling 790 1.26 $ 21.30 $ 44,300
Employment Services 740 0.02 $ 17.76 $ 36,950

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 3,140 4.60 $ 17.03 $ 35,410
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 13,190 1.42 $ 16.42 $ 34,150
Grain and Oilseed Milling 790 1.26 $ 21.30 $ 44,300
Coal Mining 340 0.92 (8) (8)
Household Appliance Manufacturing 600 0.92 $ 23.52 $ 48,920

Top paying industries for Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 30 (7) $ 32.82 $ 68,270
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 80 0.10 $ 26.90 $ 55,940
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 390 0.41 $ 24.09 $ 50,120
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 110 0.03 $ 23.83 $ 49,570
Household Appliance Manufacturing 600 0.92 $ 23.52 $ 48,920


Geographic profile for Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Conveyor Operators and Tenders are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Conveyor Operators and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of conveyor operators and tenders by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,810 0.17 0.84 $ 18.71 $ 38,920
Texas 2,780 0.23 1.12 $ 15.59 $ 32,420
Illinois 1,420 0.25 1.25 $ 18.80 $ 39,110
Ohio 1,380 0.27 1.30 $ 19.94 $ 41,480
Pennsylvania 1,280 0.23 1.13 $ 18.37 $ 38,220


Map of location quotient of conveyor operators and tenders by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 490 1.65 8.11 (8) (8)
South Dakota 570 1.36 6.67 $ 16.51 $ 34,340
Kansas 1,190 0.89 4.38 $ 16.46 $ 34,240
West Virginia 540 0.83 4.07 $ 21.37 $ 44,450
Iowa 890 0.60 2.96 $ 18.45 $ 38,380


Map of annual mean wages of conveyor operators and tenders by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 120 0.48 2.34 $ 31.27 $ 65,030
Kentucky 270 0.15 0.73 $ 22.22 $ 46,230
Alabama 150 0.08 0.38 $ 21.58 $ 44,890
New Jersey 140 0.04 0.18 $ 21.42 $ 44,550
West Virginia 540 0.83 4.07 $ 21.37 $ 44,450



Map of employment of conveyor operators and tenders by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 870 0.15 0.74 $ 16.95 $ 35,260
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 810 0.19 0.94 $ 19.10 $ 39,730
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 750 0.21 1.03 $ 16.48 $ 34,280
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 680 0.28 1.36 $ 15.75 $ 32,770
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 670 0.08 0.38 $ 20.16 $ 41,940
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 550 0.26 1.29 $ 15.69 $ 32,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 480 0.31 1.53 $ 18.79 $ 39,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.23 1.11 $ 20.44 $ 42,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 410 0.14 0.69 $ 16.82 $ 34,990
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 380 0.21 1.03 $ 21.43 $ 44,580


Map of location quotient of conveyor operators and tenders by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Harrisonburg, VA 100 1.56 7.65 $ 15.97 $ 33,210
Wheeling, WV-OH 80 1.36 6.69 $ 30.25 $ 62,910
Lubbock, TX 140 1.00 4.90 $ 13.48 $ 28,030
Sioux Falls, SD 130 0.82 4.02 $ 16.62 $ 34,560
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 70 0.79 3.86 $ 18.35 $ 38,170
Champaign-Urbana, IL 70 0.72 3.56 $ 17.52 $ 36,430
York-Hanover, PA 110 0.64 3.14 $ 19.30 $ 40,140
Joplin, MO 40 0.57 2.80 $ 17.62 $ 36,660
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 190 0.53 2.60 $ 16.40 $ 34,100
Fargo, ND-MN 70 0.48 2.37 $ 15.65 $ 32,550


Map of annual mean wages of conveyor operators and tenders by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wheeling, WV-OH 80 1.36 6.69 $ 30.25 $ 62,910
Merced, CA 30 0.47 2.31 $ 25.57 $ 53,190
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.11 0.54 $ 22.42 $ 46,630
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.08 0.37 $ 21.95 $ 45,650
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.31 1.51 $ 21.68 $ 45,100
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 380 0.21 1.03 $ 21.43 $ 44,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.23 1.11 $ 20.44 $ 42,510
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 670 0.08 0.38 $ 20.16 $ 41,940
Eugene, OR 40 0.24 1.19 $ 20.11 $ 41,820
Modesto, CA 80 0.42 2.09 $ 20.01 $ 41,630

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 880 2.34 11.49 $ 16.01 $ 33,300
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 530 1.70 8.37 $ 23.76 $ 49,410
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 350 1.88 9.23 $ 14.92 $ 31,040
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 300 2.36 11.60 $ 16.55 $ 34,430
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 200 0.96 4.73 $ 21.17 $ 44,030

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 300 2.36 11.60 $ 16.55 $ 34,430
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 880 2.34 11.49 $ 16.01 $ 33,300
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 350 1.88 9.23 $ 14.92 $ 31,040
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 1.83 8.97 $ 16.26 $ 33,810
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 530 1.70 8.37 $ 23.76 $ 49,410

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.89 4.38 $ 24.72 $ 51,410
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 530 1.70 8.37 $ 23.76 $ 49,410
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 3.22 $ 22.87 $ 47,570
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.46 $ 22.37 $ 46,530
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.98 4.83 $ 21.66 $ 45,050


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