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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

53-1048 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of helpers, laborers, and material movers; or transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.


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)
411,060 0.6 % $27.95 $58,140 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.00 $19.83 $26.73 $34.27 $42.19
Annual Wage (2) $33,280 $41,260 $55,600 $71,280 $87,750


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)
Warehousing and Storage 46,220 4.03 $28.07 $58,390
Truck Transportation 40,470 2.74 $29.37 $61,090
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 35,030 5.60 $26.48 $55,080
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 21,090 2.15 $28.44 $59,160
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 20,090 1.44 $27.16 $56,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 35,030 5.60 $26.48 $55,080
Support Activities for Water Transportation 3,940 4.25 $33.31 $69,280
Warehousing and Storage 46,220 4.03 $28.07 $58,390
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 1,260 3.73 $30.03 $62,460
Waste Collection 6,200 3.45 $29.00 $60,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 80 0.92 $53.43 $111,140
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,450 0.07 $50.45 $104,930
Natural Gas Distribution 120 0.11 $46.99 $97,740
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 50 0.43 $42.12 $87,600
Coal Mining 480 0.94 $41.01 $85,300


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 44,430 2.61 0.92 $28.68 $59,650
Texas 36,300 3.00 1.06 $29.09 $60,500
New York 21,560 2.30 0.81 $30.21 $62,830
Florida 20,380 2.37 0.83 $26.53 $55,170
Pennsylvania 19,850 3.39 1.20 $29.24 $60,820




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)
Tennessee 12,510 4.23 1.49 $26.57 $55,270
New Jersey 16,360 4.04 1.42 $29.31 $60,960
Louisiana 7,620 3.98 1.40 $26.96 $56,080
Kentucky 7,520 3.98 1.40 $24.97 $51,930
North Dakota 1,650 3.97 1.40 $35.64 $74,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 1,650 3.97 1.40 $35.64 $74,120
Alaska 790 2.52 0.89 $35.37 $73,570
Wyoming 1,020 3.78 1.33 $30.80 $64,060
Washington 10,310 3.16 1.11 $30.47 $63,390
Montana 1,370 2.96 1.04 $30.29 $63,010





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 26,370 2.78 0.98 $30.53 $63,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 16,050 2.62 0.92 $28.30 $58,850
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 11,860 2.56 0.90 $28.74 $59,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,690 3.28 1.15 $29.07 $60,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 10,330 3.85 1.36 $25.83 $53,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,190 3.08 1.08 $30.33 $63,090
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,700 3.05 1.08 $28.78 $59,850
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 7,310 4.90 1.72 $27.77 $57,770
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 7,020 2.71 0.95 $27.27 $56,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,880 2.19 0.77 $30.24 $62,890