Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammer and wedges.


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)
4,310 6.3 % $17.33 $36,050 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.42 $13.42 $16.51 $20.80 $24.77
Annual Wage (2) $23,750 $27,920 $34,350 $43,260 $51,530


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,370 3.54 $17.05 $35,470
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 650 0.16 $19.14 $39,810
Support Activities for Mining 50 0.02 $18.79 $39,080
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 40 0.00 $17.61 $36,630

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,370 3.54 $17.05 $35,470
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 650 0.16 $19.14 $39,810
Support Activities for Mining 50 0.02 $18.79 $39,080
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 40 0.00 $17.61 $36,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 650 0.16 $19.14 $39,810
Support Activities for Mining 50 0.02 $18.79 $39,080
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 40 (7) $17.61 $36,630
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,370 3.54 $17.05 $35,470


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)
Oklahoma 620 0.40 13.10 $13.58 $28,240
Pennsylvania 410 0.07 2.36 $17.59 $36,580
Missouri 240 0.09 2.84 $16.81 $34,970
Indiana 230 0.07 2.47 $18.35 $38,160
Washington 190 0.06 1.95 $24.09 $50,110




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)
Oklahoma 620 0.40 13.10 $13.58 $28,240
Montana 110 0.24 7.92 $16.19 $33,680
Missouri 240 0.09 2.84 $16.81 $34,970
West Virginia 50 0.07 2.44 $16.16 $33,600
Pennsylvania 410 0.07 2.36 $17.59 $36,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 190 0.06 1.95 $24.09 $50,110
Arizona 90 0.03 1.14 $20.15 $41,910
Colorado 170 0.07 2.17 $19.82 $41,230
Iowa 40 0.02 0.81 $19.37 $40,290
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $19.22 $39,980



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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)
Athens-Clarke County, GA 100 1.13 37.32 $16.92 $35,200


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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)
Athens-Clarke County, GA 100 1.13 37.32 $16.92 $35,200


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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)
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $19.99 $41,580
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.75 $36,920
Athens-Clarke County, GA 100 1.13 37.32 $16.92 $35,200
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $16.62 $34,580
Fort Smith, AR-OK (8) (8) (8) $12.11 $25,180

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)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 260 1.57 51.84 $13.95 $29,010
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 1.21 39.87 $16.69 $34,710
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.56 18.60 $18.67 $38,830
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.27 42.00 $16.68 $34,690
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 16.69 $14.18 $29,490

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)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 260 1.57 51.84 $13.95 $29,010
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.27 42.00 $16.68 $34,690
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 1.21 39.87 $16.69 $34,710
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.90 29.70 $21.73 $45,190
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 25.98 $22.30 $46,380

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 Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 25.98 $22.30 $46,380
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.90 29.70 $21.73 $45,190
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.56 18.60 $18.67 $38,830
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $16.69 $34,720
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 1.21 39.87 $16.69 $34,710


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.

(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 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