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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators

Operate or tend hoists or winches to lift and pull loads using power-operated cable equipment. Excludes “Crane and Tower Operators” (53-7021).


National estimates for Hoist and Winch Operators
Industry profile for Hoist and Winch Operators
Geographic profile for Hoist and Winch Operators

National estimates for Hoist and Winch Operators:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Hoist and Winch Operators:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,610 6.4 % $ 28.10 $ 58,450 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Hoist and Winch Operators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.69 $ 18.18 $ 25.14 $ 37.49 $ 47.90
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,560 $ 37,820 $ 52,300 $ 77,980 $ 99,640


Industry profile for Hoist and Winch Operators:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Hoist and Winch Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 290 0.02 $ 18.29 $ 38,040
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 230 0.00 (8) (8)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 190 0.22 $ 34.97 $ 72,730
Logging 150 0.31 $ 25.55 $ 53,140
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.04 $ 43.13 $ 89,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Hoist and Winch Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logging 150 0.31 $ 25.55 $ 53,140
Support Activities for Water Transportation 190 0.22 $ 34.97 $ 72,730
Coal Mining 50 0.15 $ 29.14 $ 60,620
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 100 0.11 $ 15.45 $ 32,130
Metal Ore Mining 40 0.09 $ 22.04 $ 45,850

Top paying industries for Hoist and Winch Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.04 $ 43.13 $ 89,700
Support Activities for Water Transportation 190 0.22 $ 34.97 $ 72,730
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $ 33.06 $ 68,760
Utility System Construction 50 0.01 $ 32.72 $ 68,060
Oil and Gas Extraction 40 0.04 $ 30.39 $ 63,210


Geographic profile for Hoist and Winch Operators:

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



Map of employment of hoist and winch operators by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Hoist and Winch Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 280 0.07 3.87 $ 21.60 $ 44,920
Illinois 240 0.04 2.27 $ 48.34 $ 100,540
Washington 200 0.06 3.39 $ 29.33 $ 61,010
Texas 150 0.01 0.67 $ 26.91 $ 55,970
Georgia 150 0.03 1.82 $ 21.67 $ 45,080


Map of location quotient of hoist and winch operators by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Hoist and Winch Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 140 0.08 4.18 $ 25.71 $ 53,480
West Virginia 50 0.07 4.04 $ 26.13 $ 54,340
New Jersey 280 0.07 3.87 $ 21.60 $ 44,920
Washington 200 0.06 3.39 $ 29.33 $ 61,010
Alabama 120 0.06 3.30 $ 22.16 $ 46,100


Map of annual mean wages of hoist and winch operators by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Hoist and Winch Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 240 0.04 2.27 $ 48.34 $ 100,540
Minnesota 120 0.04 2.29 $ 39.62 $ 82,410
New Mexico 50 0.06 3.23 $ 35.69 $ 74,240
California (8) (8) (8) $ 33.81 $ 70,310
Maryland 70 0.03 1.51 $ 33.31 $ 69,290



Map of employment of hoist and winch operators by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Hoist and Winch Operators:

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 310 0.04 1.90 $ 22.50 $ 46,800
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 2.74 $ 31.16 $ 64,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 2.61 $ 39.91 $ 83,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 80 0.03 1.75 $ 24.80 $ 51,590
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 60 0.05 2.55 $ 35.74 $ 74,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 40 0.02 0.87 $ 25.98 $ 54,040


Map of location quotient of hoist and winch operators by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Hoist and Winch Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 2.74 $ 31.16 $ 64,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 2.61 $ 39.91 $ 83,010
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 60 0.05 2.55 $ 35.74 $ 74,330
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 310 0.04 1.90 $ 22.50 $ 46,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 80 0.03 1.75 $ 24.80 $ 51,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 40 0.02 0.87 $ 25.98 $ 54,040


Map of annual mean wages of hoist and winch operators by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Hoist and Winch Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 2.61 $ 39.91 $ 83,010
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 60 0.05 2.55 $ 35.74 $ 74,330
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 2.74 $ 31.16 $ 64,820
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 40 0.02 0.87 $ 25.98 $ 54,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 80 0.03 1.75 $ 24.80 $ 51,590
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 310 0.04 1.90 $ 22.50 $ 46,800

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Hoist and Winch Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 30.90 $ 25.11 $ 52,220
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 15.66 $ 37.27 $ 77,530
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 28.07 $ 25.17 $ 52,360

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Hoist and Winch Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 30.90 $ 25.11 $ 52,220
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 28.07 $ 25.17 $ 52,360
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 15.66 $ 37.27 $ 77,530

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Hoist and Winch Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 15.66 $ 37.27 $ 77,530
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 28.07 $ 25.17 $ 52,360
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 30.90 $ 25.11 $ 52,220


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.

(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