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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders

Control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.


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)
24,050 3.8 % $17.38 $36,150 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.02 $13.87 $16.66 $19.98 $23.98
Annual Wage (2) $24,990 $28,840 $34,660 $41,570 $49,890


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)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 4,780 0.68 $16.03 $33,340
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 4,450 6.37 $16.69 $34,700
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 1,310 0.09 $17.41 $36,210
Grain and Oilseed Milling 1,220 2.02 $18.14 $37,730
Warehousing and Storage 1,170 0.10 $16.28 $33,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 4,450 6.37 $16.69 $34,700
Grain and Oilseed Milling 1,220 2.02 $18.14 $37,730
Coal Mining 720 1.41 $26.17 $54,440
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 4,780 0.68 $16.03 $33,340
Animal Food Manufacturing 380 0.59 $16.50 $34,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $30.97 $64,420
Truck Transportation (8) (8) $30.95 $64,370
Coal Mining 720 1.41 $26.17 $54,440
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 60 0.01 $23.06 $47,960
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 250 0.25 $22.64 $47,080


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 2,180 0.13 0.77 $17.70 $36,810
Texas 1,840 0.15 0.90 $14.26 $29,660
Pennsylvania 1,460 0.25 1.52 $17.19 $35,760
Illinois 1,180 0.20 1.20 $17.72 $36,860
Ohio 1,120 0.21 1.26 $18.69 $38,880




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)
South Dakota 710 1.68 10.26 $15.99 $33,270
Kansas 1,090 0.78 4.79 $17.17 $35,720
West Virginia 460 0.66 4.04 $25.74 $53,550
Iowa 860 0.56 3.41 $17.63 $36,680
Nebraska 480 0.49 2.99 $15.94 $33,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 460 0.66 4.04 $25.74 $53,550
Tennessee 480 0.16 0.97 $21.16 $44,020
Alabama 220 0.11 0.69 $20.69 $43,030
Utah 90 0.06 0.38 $19.86 $41,310
Montana 210 0.44 2.68 $19.73 $41,040





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 790 0.13 0.77 $15.57 $32,380
St. Louis, MO-IL 460 0.33 2.03 $15.77 $32,790
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 400 0.11 0.66 $15.26 $31,730
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 380 0.19 1.16 $19.54 $40,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 340 0.11 0.68 $12.44 $25,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 0.10 0.63 $16.10 $33,480
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 290 0.11 0.68 $15.36 $31,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 290 0.06 0.38 $19.81 $41,210
Tulsa, OK 270 0.60 3.64 $17.99 $37,430
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 240 0.10 0.59 (8) (8)




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)
Enid, OK 130 5.22 31.87 $14.93 $31,060
Decatur, IL 220 4.48 27.34 $20.00 $41,600
Wheeling, WV-OH 120 1.81 11.08 $28.77 $59,830
Joplin, MO 80 1.00 6.09 $14.13 $29,390
Dalton, GA 50 0.81 4.97 $11.84 $24,620
Roanoke, VA 110 0.75 4.56 $16.94 $35,240
Lubbock, TX 100 0.68 4.15 $10.54 $21,930
Tuscaloosa, AL 70 0.63 3.86 $21.92 $45,600
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 50 0.63 3.83 $17.37 $36,120
Tulsa, OK 270 0.60 3.64 $17.99 $37,430




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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 120 1.81 11.08 $28.77 $59,830
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 60 0.04 0.26 $21.93 $45,610
Tuscaloosa, AL 70 0.63 3.86 $21.92 $45,600
Toledo, OH (8) (8) (8) $21.01 $43,690
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.06 0.37 $20.90 $43,470
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.06 0.37 $20.08 $41,770
Decatur, IL 220 4.48 27.34 $20.00 $41,600
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.10 0.64 $19.88 $41,360
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 290 0.06 0.38 $19.81 $41,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.10 0.62 $19.57 $40,700

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 790 2.00 12.24 $17.49 $36,380
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 330 2.46 15.06 $16.58 $34,480
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 200 1.48 9.07 $17.41 $36,200
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 200 1.32 8.06 $16.09 $33,470
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 180 2.60 15.89 $13.26 $27,580

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)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 180 2.60 15.89 $13.26 $27,580
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 2.47 15.08 $15.92 $33,120
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 330 2.46 15.06 $16.58 $34,480
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 790 2.00 12.24 $17.49 $36,380
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.74 10.61 $22.36 $46,510

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)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.63 3.86 $28.48 $59,230
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.96 $23.75 $49,410
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 2.20 $22.37 $46,540
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.74 10.61 $22.36 $46,510
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 3.62 $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: March 31, 2020