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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammers, wedges, or chop saws.


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)
5,080 7.7 % $17.97 $37,390 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.66 $14.68 $17.34 $20.79 $24.99
Annual Wage (2) $26,340 $30,540 $36,070 $43,240 $51,990


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 4,340 4.30 $17.75 $36,910
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 450 0.11 $20.48 $42,600
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 60 0.06 $16.09 $33,470
Employment Services 30 0.00 $18.84 $39,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 4,340 4.30 $17.75 $36,910
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 450 0.11 $20.48 $42,600
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 60 0.06 $16.09 $33,470
Employment Services 30 0.00 $18.84 $39,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 450 0.11 $20.48 $42,600
Employment Services 30 (7) $18.84 $39,200
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $18.32 $38,100
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 4,340 4.30 $17.75 $36,910
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 60 0.06 $16.09 $33,470


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)
Pennsylvania 780 0.13 3.80 $17.84 $37,110
Oklahoma 330 0.20 5.85 $12.99 $27,020
Indiana 320 0.11 3.04 $19.09 $39,700
Texas 240 0.02 0.57 $16.51 $34,340
Georgia 240 0.05 1.56 $18.36 $38,200




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)
Montana 120 0.26 7.43 $17.07 $35,500
Oklahoma 330 0.20 5.85 $12.99 $27,020
Pennsylvania 780 0.13 3.80 $17.84 $37,110
Indiana 320 0.11 3.04 $19.09 $39,700
Kentucky 160 0.09 2.48 $20.60 $42,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $22.52 $46,850
Washington (8) (8) (8) $21.02 $43,730
Kentucky 160 0.09 2.48 $20.60 $42,840
California 100 0.01 0.17 $20.30 $42,230
Colorado 210 0.08 2.29 $20.30 $42,220





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)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 160 0.15 4.26 $14.19 $29,520
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 140 0.05 1.44 $17.12 $35,610
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 100 0.02 0.64 $21.97 $45,690
Athens-Clarke County, GA 90 0.98 28.23 $18.55 $38,570
Fort Collins, CO 60 0.36 10.56 $18.87 $39,250




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)
Athens-Clarke County, GA 90 0.98 28.23 $18.55 $38,570
Fort Collins, CO 60 0.36 10.56 $18.87 $39,250
Austin-Round Rock, TX 160 0.15 4.26 $14.19 $29,520
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 140 0.05 1.44 $17.12 $35,610
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 100 0.02 0.64 $21.97 $45,690




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $22.71 $47,240
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 100 0.02 0.64 $21.97 $45,690
Bloomington, IN (8) (8) (8) $20.00 $41,600
Reading, PA (8) (8) (8) $19.26 $40,060
Fort Collins, CO 60 0.36 10.56 $18.87 $39,250
Athens-Clarke County, GA 90 0.98 28.23 $18.55 $38,570
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $18.44 $38,340
Topeka, KS (8) (8) (8) $18.33 $38,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 140 0.05 1.44 $17.12 $35,610
Austin-Round Rock, TX 160 0.15 4.26 $14.19 $29,520

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)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 340 2.15 62.30 $17.56 $36,520
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.58 45.86 $17.07 $35,500
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.86 24.82 $22.81 $47,440
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 10.90 $18.87 $39,260
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 8.50 $14.78 $30,740

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)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 340 2.15 62.30 $17.56 $36,520
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.58 45.86 $17.07 $35,500
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.86 24.82 $22.81 $47,440
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 10.90 $18.87 $39,260
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 8.50 $14.78 $30,740

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)
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.86 24.82 $22.81 $47,440
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 10.90 $18.87 $39,260
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.95 $37,340
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.77 $36,950
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 340 2.15 62.30 $17.56 $36,520


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