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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
Industry profile for Conveyor Operators and Tenders
Geographic profile for Conveyor Operators and Tenders

National estimates for Conveyor Operators and Tenders: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
23,160 4.1 % $ 18.05 $ 37,540 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.41 $ 14.25 $ 17.20 $ 20.78 $ 25.02
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,810 $ 29,640 $ 35,770 $ 43,230 $ 52,040


Industry profile for Conveyor Operators and Tenders: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 5,020 0.65 $ 16.70 $ 34,730
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 4,070 5.92 $ 17.21 $ 35,800
Warehousing and Storage 1,210 0.09 $ 16.79 $ 34,920
Grain and Oilseed Milling 1,040 1.68 $ 18.67 $ 38,840
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 780 0.06 $ 18.71 $ 38,920

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 4,070 5.92 $ 17.21 $ 35,800
Grain and Oilseed Milling 1,040 1.68 $ 18.67 $ 38,840
Coal Mining 590 1.36 $ 27.67 $ 57,560
Household Appliance Manufacturing 730 1.21 $ 23.34 $ 48,540
Animal Food Manufacturing 420 0.65 $ 17.77 $ 36,970

Top paying industries for Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Truck Transportation (8) (8) $ 39.95 $ 83,110
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 40 (7) $ 31.89 $ 66,330
Coal Mining 590 1.36 $ 27.67 $ 57,560
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying (8) (8) $ 24.95 $ 51,900
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $ 24.67 $ 51,310


Geographic profile for Conveyor Operators and Tenders: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,200 0.18 1.09 $ 14.38 $ 29,920
California 1,880 0.11 0.69 $ 19.28 $ 40,100
Pennsylvania 1,600 0.29 1.74 $ 18.22 $ 37,900
Kansas 1,090 0.82 4.93 $ 17.92 $ 37,270
Illinois 1,050 0.19 1.12 $ 18.97 $ 39,450




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 560 1.37 8.24 $ 15.97 $ 33,210
Kansas 1,090 0.82 4.93 $ 17.92 $ 37,270
Iowa 950 0.64 3.87 $ 18.17 $ 37,790
Wyoming 150 0.59 3.55 (8) (8)
West Virginia 320 0.49 2.97 $ 27.67 $ 57,560




Top paying states for Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 320 0.49 2.97 $ 27.67 $ 57,560
Kentucky 710 0.40 2.40 $ 23.53 $ 48,930
New Mexico 50 0.06 0.36 $ 21.16 $ 44,010
Tennessee 320 0.11 0.65 $ 21.01 $ 43,710
Maine 250 0.44 2.64 $ 21.00 $ 43,670





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Louis, MO-IL 780 0.60 3.61 $ 16.01 $ 33,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 530 0.09 0.55 $ 17.16 $ 35,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 490 0.14 0.82 $ 15.71 $ 32,680
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 450 0.23 1.37 $ 19.88 $ 41,340
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 330 0.08 0.46 $ 20.43 $ 42,500
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.28 1.70 $ 17.54 $ 36,490
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 280 0.11 0.66 $ 15.61 $ 32,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 250 0.08 0.50 $ 16.25 $ 33,810
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 250 0.24 1.47 $ 15.09 $ 31,380
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.16 0.96 $ 19.31 $ 40,170




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Enid, OK 40 1.95 11.69 $ 15.76 $ 32,770
Wheeling, WV-OH 90 1.54 9.24 $ 31.65 $ 65,840
Lubbock, TX 170 1.18 7.10 $ 11.27 $ 23,450
Sioux Falls, SD 150 0.97 5.85 $ 14.96 $ 31,130
Rocky Mount, NC 50 0.95 5.73 $ 16.58 $ 34,480
Portland-South Portland, ME 140 0.71 4.23 $ 18.30 $ 38,050
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 30 0.68 4.07 $ 21.39 $ 44,490
Stockton-Lodi, CA 150 0.61 3.67 $ 18.29 $ 38,050
Joplin, MO 50 0.61 3.67 $ 15.11 $ 31,440
St. Louis, MO-IL 780 0.60 3.61 $ 16.01 $ 33,290




Top paying metropolitan areas for Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wheeling, WV-OH 90 1.54 9.24 $ 31.65 $ 65,840
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $ 23.71 $ 49,320
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.58 3.50 $ 21.76 $ 45,260
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 0.29 $ 21.70 $ 45,140
Modesto, CA 50 0.29 1.72 $ 21.47 $ 44,650
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 30 0.68 4.07 $ 21.39 $ 44,490
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.10 0.60 $ 21.29 $ 44,280
Toledo, OH 70 0.24 1.44 $ 21.13 $ 43,950
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.03 0.19 $ 20.82 $ 43,300
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA (8) (8) (8) $ 20.61 $ 42,870

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 830 2.20 13.21 $ 18.41 $ 38,290
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 270 2.10 12.62 $ 16.39 $ 34,090
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 240 1.13 6.81 $ 18.16 $ 37,780
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.51 9.05 $ 13.74 $ 28,580
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 1.13 6.76 $ 18.82 $ 39,150

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 180 2.65 15.95 $ 14.49 $ 30,130
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 830 2.20 13.21 $ 18.41 $ 38,290
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 2.16 12.98 $ 16.05 $ 33,380
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 140 2.12 12.71 $ 17.43 $ 36,240
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 270 2.10 12.62 $ 16.39 $ 34,090

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Conveyor Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.40 $ 28.85 $ 60,020
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 1.81 $ 25.80 $ 53,670
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.93 11.59 $ 23.61 $ 49,110
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 1.88 $ 22.55 $ 46,900
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 3.34 $ 20.75 $ 43,150


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021