Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
3,710 7.5 % $30.66 $63,770 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.72 $20.16 $27.72 $41.92 $48.46
Annual Wage (2) $32,700 $41,940 $57,650 $87,180 $100,800


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 1,410 1.27 $34.91 $72,610
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 790 0.23 $26.45 $55,020
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 520 0.08 $28.13 $58,510
Utility System Construction 350 0.07 $26.32 $54,750
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 180 0.00 $23.97 $49,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,410 1.27 $34.91 $72,610
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 790 0.23 $26.45 $55,020
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 520 0.08 $28.13 $58,510
Utility System Construction 350 0.07 $26.32 $54,750
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 120 0.01 $28.66 $59,610

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 1,410 1.27 $34.91 $72,610
Nonresidential Building Construction 80 0.01 $30.95 $64,380
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 120 0.01 $28.66 $59,610
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 520 0.08 $28.13 $58,510
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 790 0.23 $26.45 $55,020


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 540 0.03 1.25 $39.89 $82,970
Louisiana 440 0.23 8.94 $21.81 $45,370
Texas 390 0.03 1.26 $27.68 $57,580
Florida 270 0.03 1.25 $22.65 $47,120
South Carolina 270 0.14 5.20 $18.90 $39,310




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 440 0.23 8.94 $21.81 $45,370
South Carolina 270 0.14 5.20 $18.90 $39,310
Rhode Island 50 0.10 3.94 $30.95 $64,370
Massachusetts 160 0.05 1.78 $41.71 $86,750
Maine 30 0.05 2.05 $23.34 $48,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 130 0.01 0.53 $48.24 $100,340
Massachusetts 160 0.05 1.78 $41.71 $86,750
California 540 0.03 1.25 $39.89 $82,970
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $39.47 $82,100
Washington 130 0.04 1.63 $39.36 $81,880



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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 2.78 $27.83 $57,890
Baton Rouge, LA 160 0.41 15.92 $19.36 $40,260
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.13 5.08 $42.63 $88,670
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.10 3.79 (8) (8)
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 90 0.16 6.23 $28.40 $59,080
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 90 0.05 1.84 $43.48 $90,440
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 80 0.07 2.66 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 1.02 $27.80 $57,830
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60 0.08 3.15 $20.60 $42,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 1.28 $42.22 $87,830


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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 160 0.41 15.92 $19.36 $40,260
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 30 0.22 8.31 $28.94 $60,200
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 90 0.16 6.23 $28.40 $59,080
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.13 5.08 $42.63 $88,670
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.10 3.79 (8) (8)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 3.30 $30.95 $64,370
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60 0.08 3.15 $20.60 $42,840
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 80 0.07 2.66 (8) (8)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 210 0.07 2.78 $27.83 $57,890
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 90 0.05 1.84 $43.48 $90,440


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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 50 0.01 0.30 $46.04 $95,760
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 90 0.05 1.84 $43.48 $90,440
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.13 5.08 $42.63 $88,670
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 1.28 $42.22 $87,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $41.25 $85,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 30 0.02 0.62 $34.51 $71,780
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $32.30 $67,180
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 3.30 $30.95 $64,370
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 30 0.22 8.31 $28.94 $60,200
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 90 0.16 6.23 $28.40 $59,080

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 6.43 $23.34 $48,550

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 6.43 $23.34 $48,550

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 6.43 $23.34 $48,550


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018