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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other

All material moving workers not listed separately.


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)
28,240 4.6 % $17.56 $36,530 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.36 $12.58 $15.28 $21.02 $27.86
Annual Wage (2) $23,620 $26,170 $31,770 $43,730 $57,960


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)
Automobile Dealers 5,540 0.43 $14.27 $29,670
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,730 1.81 $22.97 $47,780
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,720 0.03 $14.18 $29,490
Warehousing and Storage 1,420 0.12 $18.23 $37,920
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,280 0.18 $19.75 $41,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,730 1.81 $22.97 $47,780
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 330 0.84 $18.95 $39,410
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 1,020 0.45 $14.23 $29,600
Automobile Dealers 5,540 0.43 $14.27 $29,670
Support Activities for Air Transportation 650 0.28 $18.20 $37,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 70 0.17 $30.14 $62,680
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 250 0.01 $25.36 $52,740
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 60 0.06 $25.01 $52,020
Postal Service (federal government) 40 0.01 $24.95 $51,900
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 60 (7) $24.76 $51,500


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)
California 11,890 0.68 3.56 $15.49 $32,220
Texas 1,900 0.15 0.79 $18.13 $37,700
Tennessee 1,720 0.57 2.97 $16.00 $33,280
Wisconsin 1,380 0.48 2.49 $13.31 $27,690
Florida 1,240 0.14 0.74 $18.33 $38,140




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)
Alaska 220 0.70 3.62 $27.05 $56,270
California 11,890 0.68 3.56 $15.49 $32,220
Tennessee 1,720 0.57 2.97 $16.00 $33,280
Wisconsin 1,380 0.48 2.49 $13.31 $27,690
Louisiana 750 0.39 2.03 $18.70 $38,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 220 0.70 3.62 $27.05 $56,270
Montana 30 0.06 0.33 $23.94 $49,790
New York 1,100 0.12 0.60 $23.85 $49,610
New Jersey 740 0.18 0.94 $23.61 $49,100
Maryland 220 0.08 0.43 $23.54 $48,950





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,600 0.74 3.84 $15.75 $32,760
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,680 0.17 0.90 $24.38 $50,720
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,250 0.51 2.64 $16.44 $34,200
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,140 0.74 3.86 $15.45 $32,130
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 990 0.66 3.45 $14.72 $30,610
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 810 0.80 4.14 $13.60 $28,280
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 490 0.13 0.70 $16.12 $33,530
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 430 0.16 0.85 $23.68 $49,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 300 0.11 0.56 $17.51 $36,420
Fresno, CA 300 0.76 3.97 $14.77 $30,720




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Modesto, CA 210 1.12 5.82 $13.96 $29,030
Stockton-Lodi, CA 240 0.96 4.97 $13.98 $29,070
Green Bay, WI 170 0.95 4.92 $12.77 $26,570
Albany, OR 40 0.91 4.71 $18.50 $38,480
Eugene, OR 130 0.84 4.39 $17.42 $36,230
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 810 0.80 4.14 $13.60 $28,280
Bakersfield, CA 250 0.79 4.11 $14.17 $29,480
Fresno, CA 300 0.76 3.97 $14.77 $30,720
Yuba City, CA 30 0.75 3.91 $16.61 $34,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,140 0.74 3.86 $15.45 $32,130




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

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 1,680 0.17 0.90 $24.38 $50,720
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 0.58 $24.05 $50,020
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 430 0.16 0.85 $23.68 $49,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 70 0.02 0.11 $23.66 $49,210
Evansville, IN-KY (8) (8) (8) $23.52 $48,930
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 180 0.13 0.69 $23.32 $48,510
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $22.85 $47,530
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 220 0.11 0.57 $21.88 $45,510
Lake Charles, LA 60 0.48 2.52 $21.47 $44,660
Chattanooga, TN-GA 80 0.31 1.61 $21.38 $44,470

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 210 4.38 22.79 $11.75 $24,430
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 1.62 8.41 $26.73 $55,590
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.84 4.38 $12.85 $26,720
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.47 2.42 $15.56 $32,360
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.58 3.01 $11.31 $23,530

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 210 4.38 22.79 $11.75 $24,430
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 1.62 8.41 $26.73 $55,590
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 70 1.01 5.24 $17.40 $36,180
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 110 0.95 4.93 $20.76 $43,170
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.84 4.38 $12.85 $26,720

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 1.62 8.41 $26.73 $55,590
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 3.23 $23.58 $49,040
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.34 $46,460
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 110 0.95 4.93 $20.76 $43,170
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 2.68 $20.40 $42,430


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020