Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
3,450 8.0 % $30.94 $64,360 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.26 $20.89 $28.21 $41.11 $48.24
Annual Wage (2) $33,810 $43,440 $58,680 $85,520 $100,350


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 1,390 1.18 $32.97 $68,580
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 760 0.22 $25.91 $53,890
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 530 0.08 $32.28 $67,150
Utility System Construction 200 0.04 $28.71 $59,710
Nonresidential Building Construction 180 0.02 $27.25 $56,670

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 1,390 1.18 $32.97 $68,580
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 760 0.22 $25.91 $53,890
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 530 0.08 $32.28 $67,150
Utility System Construction 200 0.04 $28.71 $59,710
Nonresidential Building Construction 180 0.02 $27.25 $56,670

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 1,390 1.18 $32.97 $68,580
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 530 0.08 $32.28 $67,150
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 110 0.01 $32.02 $66,610
Utility System Construction 200 0.04 $28.71 $59,710
Nonresidential Building Construction 180 0.02 $27.25 $56,670


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 460 0.03 1.13 $38.48 $80,030
Texas 400 0.03 1.37 $28.58 $59,440
Florida 330 0.04 1.63 $23.13 $48,110
Louisiana 310 0.16 6.89 $24.53 $51,020
Massachusetts 210 0.06 2.48 $38.52 $80,110




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 310 0.16 6.89 $24.53 $51,020
Rhode Island 50 0.11 4.70 $29.58 $61,520
South Carolina 190 0.09 3.76 $20.84 $43,340
Delaware 40 0.08 3.48 (8) (8)
Washington 190 0.06 2.38 $35.85 $74,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $41.38 $86,060
Massachusetts 210 0.06 2.48 $38.52 $80,110
California 460 0.03 1.13 $38.48 $80,030
Washington 190 0.06 2.38 $35.85 $74,570
Minnesota 60 0.02 0.92 $35.70 $74,250





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 210 0.07 2.92 $29.38 $61,100
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 190 0.08 3.35 $42.61 $88,620
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 180 0.06 2.71 $38.25 $79,560
Baton Rouge, LA 170 0.42 17.57 $22.14 $46,060
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 140 0.87 36.54 $19.61 $40,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 140 0.05 2.29 $24.14 $50,220
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 110 0.06 2.42 $38.96 $81,030
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 110 0.19 8.10 $28.57 $59,430
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 100 0.08 3.17 $22.21 $46,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 90 0.03 1.14 $31.49 $65,500




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)
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 140 0.87 36.54 $19.61 $40,790
Baton Rouge, LA 170 0.42 17.57 $22.14 $46,060
Corpus Christi, TX 60 0.33 13.99 $27.56 $57,320
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 50 0.31 12.79 $28.11 $58,470
Salisbury, MD-DE 40 0.23 9.71 $18.73 $38,960
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 110 0.19 8.10 $28.57 $59,430
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 3.92 $29.58 $61,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 190 0.08 3.35 $42.61 $88,620
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 100 0.08 3.17 $22.21 $46,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 210 0.07 2.92 $29.38 $61,100




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 190 0.08 3.35 $42.61 $88,620
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $42.13 $87,630
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 110 0.06 2.42 $38.96 $81,030
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 180 0.06 2.71 $38.25 $79,560
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.73 $37.28 $77,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.05 2.19 $34.42 $71,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 1.17 $33.79 $70,280
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $33.25 $69,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 90 0.03 1.14 $31.49 $65,500
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 3.92 $29.58 $61,520


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019