Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators

Operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers.


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)
3,570 7.3 % $29.68 $61,740 2.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.26 $19.23 $26.48 $41.06 $47.52
Annual Wage (2) $31,740 $40,000 $55,070 $85,400 $98,840


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)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,220 1.10 $33.25 $69,160
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 810 0.25 $28.39 $59,060
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 570 0.09 $28.17 $58,600
Utility System Construction 480 0.10 $27.44 $57,070
Local Government (OES Designation) 170 0.00 $23.51 $48,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,220 1.10 $33.25 $69,160
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 810 0.25 $28.39 $59,060
Utility System Construction 480 0.10 $27.44 $57,070
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 570 0.09 $28.17 $58,600
Nonresidential Building Construction 100 0.01 $30.54 $63,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,220 1.10 $33.25 $69,160
Nonresidential Building Construction 100 0.01 $30.54 $63,520
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (8) (8) $28.65 $59,590
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 810 0.25 $28.39 $59,060
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 570 0.09 $28.17 $58,600


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 470 0.03 1.17 $38.57 $80,210
Louisiana 420 0.22 8.66 $19.96 $41,520
Texas 390 0.03 1.31 $26.85 $55,840
Massachusetts 270 0.08 3.12 $37.91 $78,850
Florida 250 0.03 1.18 $24.67 $51,320




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)
Louisiana 420 0.22 8.66 $19.96 $41,520
Alaska 50 0.14 5.66 $33.29 $69,230
Oklahoma 120 0.08 3.00 $19.46 $40,470
Massachusetts 270 0.08 3.12 $37.91 $78,850
South Carolina 140 0.07 2.80 $18.12 $37,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 470 0.03 1.17 $38.57 $80,210
Massachusetts 270 0.08 3.12 $37.91 $78,850
New Jersey 240 0.06 2.36 $37.58 $78,170
Washington 140 0.05 1.84 $37.56 $78,130
Alaska 50 0.14 5.66 $33.29 $69,230





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 3.05 $26.69 $55,520
Baton Rouge, LA 150 0.38 14.84 $19.44 $40,440
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 4.15 $39.50 $82,150
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 4.40 $41.50 $86,320
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 100 0.06 2.26 $41.92 $87,200
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 3.52 $29.77 $61,920
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.01 0.44 $44.61 $92,790
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60 0.08 3.20 $20.88 $43,430
Pittsburgh, PA 50 0.04 1.77 $31.35 $65,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 1.26 $42.82 $89,070




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)
Baton Rouge, LA 150 0.38 14.84 $19.44 $40,440
Anchorage, AK 30 0.20 7.78 $33.30 $69,270
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 4.40 $41.50 $86,320
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 4.15 $39.50 $82,150
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 50 0.09 3.44 $19.61 $40,800
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 3.52 $29.77 $61,920
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60 0.08 3.20 $20.88 $43,430
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 3.05 $26.69 $55,520
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 100 0.06 2.26 $41.92 $87,200
Pittsburgh, PA 50 0.04 1.77 $31.35 $65,210




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.01 0.44 $44.61 $92,790
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 1.26 $42.82 $89,070
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 100 0.06 2.26 $41.92 $87,200
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 4.40 $41.50 $86,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $40.15 $83,520
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 4.15 $39.50 $82,150
Corpus Christi, TX (8) (8) (8) $34.91 $72,600
Anchorage, AK 30 0.20 7.78 $33.30 $69,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $31.93 $66,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.60 $65,730


About May 2016 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.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017