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

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 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
Industry profile for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
Geographic profile for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

National estimates for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
758,290 0.7 % $ 19.69 $ 40,950 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.36 $ 17.31 $ 18.45 $ 22.71 $ 25.50
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,860 $ 36,000 $ 38,380 $ 47,230 $ 53,040


Industry profile for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 310,840 18.76 $ 20.19 $ 41,990
Employment Services 73,170 2.10 $ 16.40 $ 34,110
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 31,190 2.28 $ 18.83 $ 39,170
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 23,500 2.53 $ 19.78 $ 41,140
Truck Transportation 21,850 1.46 $ 21.47 $ 44,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 310,840 18.76 $ 20.19 $ 41,990
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 7,130 8.10 $ 17.34 $ 36,060
Support Activities for Water Transportation 4,640 5.17 $ 28.41 $ 59,090
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 8,490 4.97 $ 18.62 $ 38,720
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 12,770 4.89 $ 19.91 $ 41,420

Top paying industries for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 160 0.13 $ 38.50 $ 80,080
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 510 0.14 $ 35.99 $ 74,860
Coal Mining (8) (8) $ 35.34 $ 73,500
Metal Ore Mining 80 0.20 $ 31.46 $ 65,430
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 530 0.11 $ 29.23 $ 60,800


Geographic profile for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

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



Map of employment of industrial truck and tractor operators by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 115,920 7.01 1.30 $ 20.69 $ 43,040
Texas 82,300 6.73 1.25 $ 18.39 $ 38,260
Georgia 45,040 10.29 1.91 $ 18.71 $ 38,930
Florida 37,240 4.33 0.80 $ 19.30 $ 40,150
Pennsylvania 36,230 6.49 1.21 $ 19.82 $ 41,220


Map of location quotient of industrial truck and tractor operators by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 5,480 12.59 2.34 $ 22.82 $ 47,470
Georgia 45,040 10.29 1.91 $ 18.71 $ 38,930
Indiana 24,610 8.25 1.53 $ 19.27 $ 40,080
Arkansas 9,050 7.60 1.41 $ 17.68 $ 36,780
Mississippi 7,830 7.11 1.32 $ 16.64 $ 34,600


Map of annual mean wages of industrial truck and tractor operators by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 570 1.05 0.19 $ 29.06 $ 60,450
District of Columbia 90 0.14 0.03 $ 25.31 $ 52,640
Alaska 670 2.26 0.42 $ 24.35 $ 50,650
Wyoming 710 2.72 0.50 $ 23.57 $ 49,020
Rhode Island 480 1.04 0.19 $ 23.19 $ 48,230



Map of employment of industrial truck and tractor operators by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 46,930 30.67 5.70 $ 20.63 $ 42,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 35,560 9.91 1.84 $ 19.16 $ 39,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 24,880 9.61 1.79 $ 19.87 $ 41,320
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 23,690 5.60 1.04 $ 21.29 $ 44,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 22,030 3.85 0.72 $ 20.08 $ 41,760
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 21,810 2.51 0.47 $ 22.27 $ 46,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 19,730 6.81 1.27 $ 18.67 $ 38,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 14,710 6.95 1.29 $ 20.09 $ 41,790
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 14,180 7.87 1.46 $ 21.65 $ 45,030
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 12,130 4.57 0.85 $ 21.50 $ 44,720


Map of location quotient of industrial truck and tractor operators by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Stockton-Lodi, CA 9,870 38.50 7.15 $ 21.25 $ 44,210
Dalton, GA 2,040 32.60 6.06 $ 16.46 $ 34,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 46,930 30.67 5.70 $ 20.63 $ 42,900
Danville, IL 710 28.26 5.25 $ 19.99 $ 41,580
Winchester, VA-WV 1,380 22.26 4.14 $ 19.73 $ 41,030
Harrisonburg, VA 1,370 22.24 4.13 $ 21.09 $ 43,870
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 1,160 20.46 3.80 $ 18.54 $ 38,550
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 4,870 20.43 3.80 $ 19.24 $ 40,020
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 4,790 20.15 3.74 $ 18.94 $ 39,400
Dover, DE 1,280 20.13 3.74 (8) (8)