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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
56,590 3.3 % $17.93 $37,300 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.61 $11.59 $15.82 $23.42 $28.75
Annual Wage (2) $19,990 $24,110 $32,910 $48,700 $59,800


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)
Automobile Dealers 9,570 0.74 $13.62 $28,330
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 6,550 2.93 $16.60 $34,530
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,020 0.25 $23.67 $49,230
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 4,040 0.77 $18.48 $38,430
Support Activities for Road Transportation 2,470 2.35 $20.76 $43,180

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 6,550 2.93 $16.60 $34,530
Support Activities for Road Transportation 2,470 2.35 $20.76 $43,180
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 4,040 0.77 $18.48 $38,430
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 270 0.76 $15.10 $31,410
Automobile Dealers 9,570 0.74 $13.62 $28,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 1,640 0.14 $27.05 $56,270
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 50 0.01 $25.78 $53,620
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 100 0.01 $25.32 $52,670
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,350 0.06 $23.69 $49,280
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,020 0.25 $23.67 $49,230


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 5,590 0.32 0.83 $26.27 $54,640
North Carolina 3,690 0.83 2.15 $14.60 $30,360
Colorado 3,320 1.24 3.22 $15.98 $33,240
New York 3,300 0.35 0.90 $17.32 $36,030
Ohio 2,860 0.52 1.36 $15.00 $31,200




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)
District of Columbia 1,130 1.57 4.06 $25.91 $53,890
Montana 720 1.54 3.99 $16.35 $34,010
Colorado 3,320 1.24 3.22 $15.98 $33,240
Maine 530 0.87 2.25 $13.74 $28,570
North Carolina 3,690 0.83 2.15 $14.60 $30,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,590 0.32 0.83 $26.27 $54,640
District of Columbia 1,130 1.57 4.06 $25.91 $53,890
Hawaii 190 0.30 0.79 $24.45 $50,860
Kentucky 440 0.23 0.60 $23.81 $49,520
Illinois 970 0.16 0.42 $21.51 $44,750





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 3,520 0.36 0.95 $19.28 $40,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,490 0.78 2.03 $21.41 $44,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,220 0.36 0.92 (8) (8)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,190 1.45 3.76 $16.72 $34,780
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,630 0.81 2.09 $17.90 $37,240
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,210 0.88 2.29 $21.90 $45,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 980 0.81 2.11 $16.52 $34,360
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 910 0.73 1.90 $10.97 $22,820
Kansas City, MO-KS 840 0.78 2.03 $16.29 $33,880
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 840 0.28 0.71 $13.49 $28,060




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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 200 3.08 8.00 $14.53 $30,230
Grants Pass, OR 80 2.99 7.76 $16.54 $34,410
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 100 2.58 6.70 $17.74 $36,900
Billings, MT 190 2.19 5.67 $16.01 $33,300
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 90 2.02 5.23 $21.78 $45,310
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 310 2.01 5.23 (8) (8)
Bangor, ME 110 1.62 4.19 $12.45 $25,890
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,190 1.45 3.76 $16.72 $34,780
Columbia, MO 140 1.43 3.70 $13.60 $28,300
Salisbury, MD-DE 220 1.36 3.52 $19.32 $40,180




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)
Anchorage, AK 80 0.46 1.18 $28.56 $59,400
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 610 0.25 0.64 $26.89 $55,930
Bakersfield, CA 40 0.14 0.36 $26.47 $55,050
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 130 0.19 0.50 $26.19 $54,480
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 600 0.59 1.53 $24.65 $51,270
Salinas, CA 40 0.22 0.58 $24.63 $51,220
Urban Honolulu, HI 180 0.38 1.00 $24.39 $50,730
Lexington-Fayette, KY (8) (8) (8) $24.00 $49,910
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 590 0.38 0.99 $23.95 $49,810
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 90 0.63 1.65 $23.92 $49,760

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 Montana nonmetropolitan area 250 1.78 4.62 $20.67 $42,980
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 220 0.57 1.47 $10.65 $22,160
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 140 0.70 1.82 $14.43 $30,020
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.86 4.82 $12.39 $25,770
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 0.81 2.11 $15.16 $31,540

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 Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.86 4.82 $12.39 $25,770
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 250 1.78 4.62 $20.67 $42,980
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 0.99 2.56 $23.59 $49,060
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.93 2.41 $18.42 $38,320
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 80 0.91 2.36 $20.99 $43,660

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 (8) (8) (8) $25.45 $52,940
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 0.99 2.56 $23.59 $49,060
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 80 0.91 2.36 $20.99 $43,660
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 0.95 $20.90 $43,480
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 1.30 $20.73 $43,120


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020