Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other

All motor vehicle operators not listed separately.


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)
56,950 3.2 % $15.72 $32,690 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.81 $9.83 $12.81 $20.66 $25.99
Annual Wage (2) $18,330 $20,450 $26,640 $42,960 $54,050


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)
Automobile Dealers 10,410 0.81 $12.10 $25,180
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 6,520 0.74 $13.04 $27,130
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,070 0.25 $23.14 $48,140
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 4,540 2.16 $13.29 $27,630
Employment Services 4,150 0.12 $14.71 $30,590

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 4,540 2.16 $13.29 $27,630
Support Activities for Road Transportation 2,160 2.15 $18.12 $37,680
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,860 0.86 $12.34 $25,660
Automobile Dealers 10,410 0.81 $12.10 $25,180
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 6,520 0.74 $13.04 $27,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $32.60 $67,820
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,760 0.05 $23.36 $48,590
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,070 0.25 $23.14 $48,140
Rail Transportation 250 0.11 $22.85 $47,520
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 180 0.56 $21.40 $44,500


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)
Ohio 6,040 1.12 2.81 $11.91 $24,760
California 4,580 0.27 0.69 $23.88 $49,660
North Carolina 4,480 1.04 2.61 $10.13 $21,070
New York 3,400 0.37 0.93 $16.40 $34,100
Florida 2,930 0.35 0.87 $14.10 $29,330




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)
Montana 610 1.33 3.34 $15.07 $31,340
Ohio 6,040 1.12 2.81 $11.91 $24,760
Colorado 2,680 1.05 2.62 $13.49 $28,050
North Carolina 4,480 1.04 2.61 $10.13 $21,070
Oregon 1,580 0.86 2.16 $15.24 $31,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 550 0.77 1.93 $25.51 $53,070
California 4,580 0.27 0.69 $23.88 $49,660
Oklahoma 200 0.12 0.31 $21.01 $43,700
West Virginia 110 0.16 0.40 $20.75 $43,150
Massachusetts 1,270 0.36 0.90 $20.04 $41,670



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,450 0.37 0.92 $16.59 $34,510
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,760 1.48 3.71 $9.71 $20,190
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,630 1.13 2.82 $13.09 $27,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.56 1.40 $21.06 $43,790
Columbus, OH 1,280 1.23 3.07 $11.24 $23,370
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,180 1.01 2.52 $18.53 $38,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.26 0.65 $26.50 $55,120
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.67 1.69 $16.95 $35,250
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,060 1.03 2.59 $12.78 $26,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,030 0.89 2.23 $16.23 $33,760


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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)
San Angelo, TX 110 2.34 5.85 $10.76 $22,380
Columbia, MO 200 2.16 5.40 $10.78 $22,410
Fort Wayne, IN 390 1.83 4.59 $9.74 $20,250
Jefferson City, MO 130 1.80 4.51 $9.34 $19,420
Medford, OR 150 1.73 4.33 $12.97 $26,980
Albany, OR 70 1.64 4.11 $13.80 $28,700
Akron, OH 490 1.49 3.74 $9.89 $20,580
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,760 1.48 3.71 $9.71 $20,190
Great Falls, MT 50 1.47 3.69 $12.48 $25,960
Jacksonville, NC 60 1.40 3.49 $24.15 $50,230


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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)
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.09 $28.92 $60,150
Anchorage, AK 60 0.34 0.86 $27.75 $57,720
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.24 0.59 $27.58 $57,360
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 30 0.25 0.62 $26.91 $55,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.26 0.65 $26.50 $55,120
Bakersfield, CA 40 0.12 0.31 $25.77 $53,610
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.53 $53,110
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.50 $53,030
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.24 0.59 $24.48 $50,920
Jacksonville, NC 60 1.40 3.49 $24.15 $50,230

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 390 1.18 2.96 $9.68 $20,130
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 330 1.31 3.29 $9.78 $20,340
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 200 1.25 3.13 $15.56 $32,360
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 170 1.22 3.06 $18.35 $38,170
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 1.07 2.69 $12.31 $25,610

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)
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 1.38 3.46 $17.23 $35,840
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 330 1.31 3.29 $9.78 $20,340
East Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 1.27 3.19 $12.68 $26,370
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 200 1.25 3.13 $15.56 $32,360
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 110 1.23 3.07 $21.13 $43,960

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 0.91 $21.59 $44,910
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 110 1.23 3.07 $21.13 $43,960
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 2.31 $20.83 $43,320
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 1.71 $20.65 $42,950
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 1.00 $20.41 $42,450


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