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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location. Excludes "Logging Equipment Operators" (45-4022).


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)
604,130 1.1 % $17.54 $36,480 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.98 $13.80 $16.71 $20.37 $24.82
Annual Wage (2) $24,910 $28,710 $34,750 $42,360 $51,620


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)
Warehousing and Storage 183,350 16.01 $17.44 $36,280
Employment Services 62,430 1.70 $15.46 $32,150
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 28,760 2.06 $16.96 $35,270
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 28,750 2.93 $18.05 $37,540
Truck Transportation 19,240 1.30 $19.36 $40,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 183,350 16.01 $17.44 $36,280
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 7,050 7.67 $16.09 $33,460
Support Activities for Water Transportation 4,720 5.09 $22.55 $46,900
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 8,580 5.07 $17.56 $36,530
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,630 4.55 $17.48 $36,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 690 0.18 $30.16 $62,720
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 480 0.10 $28.33 $58,920
Real Estate 460 0.03 $27.69 $57,590
Natural Gas Distribution 80 0.07 $26.92 $56,000
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 270 0.70 $26.12 $54,340


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)
Texas 68,370 5.64 1.35 $16.15 $33,580
California 62,460 3.67 0.88 $18.24 $37,940
Georgia 39,400 8.97 2.15 $17.65 $36,700
Pennsylvania 31,070 5.31 1.27 $18.14 $37,730
Ohio 30,850 5.70 1.36 $17.06 $35,490




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)
Georgia 39,400 8.97 2.15 $17.65 $36,700
Mississippi 8,460 7.53 1.80 $15.15 $31,500
Kentucky 14,040 7.43 1.78 $16.34 $33,980
Arkansas 7,470 6.17 1.48 $15.94 $33,150
Indiana 17,620 5.78 1.39 $17.03 $35,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 450 1.42 0.34 $25.76 $53,580
Hawaii 830 1.29 0.31 $24.30 $50,540
District of Columbia 100 0.14 0.03 $24.16 $50,240
Washington 11,260 3.45 0.83 $20.88 $43,430
New York 16,010 1.71 0.41 $20.35 $42,340





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 23,370 6.55 1.57 $16.53 $34,380
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 21,460 2.26 0.54 $19.07 $39,660
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 21,350 4.60 1.10 $17.60 $36,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 21,110 7.87 1.89 $19.02 $39,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 18,890 6.33 1.52 $17.28 $35,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 18,180 2.97 0.71 $18.96 $39,440
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 16,910 11.33 2.71 $17.28 $35,930
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 8,730 4.25 1.02 $17.51 $36,430
Columbus, OH 8,350 7.94 1.90 $16.28 $33,850
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 7,960 6.55 1.57 $16.23 $33,760