Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
53,680 3.1 % $15.83 $32,930 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.70 $9.67 $13.05 $21.26 $25.90
Annual Wage (2) $18,100 $20,120 $27,150 $44,210 $53,880


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 10,240 0.80 $12.49 $25,970
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 5,840 0.66 $13.11 $27,280
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,140 0.25 $22.62 $47,050
Employment Services 3,970 0.11 $14.95 $31,090
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,820 0.05 $22.31 $46,410

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Road Transportation 1,920 1.94 $19.02 $39,560
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,740 0.83 $11.56 $24,040
Automobile Dealers 10,240 0.80 $12.49 $25,970
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 5,840 0.66 $13.11 $27,280
Support Activities for Water Transportation 560 0.61 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $24.62 $51,210
Rail Transportation 210 0.09 $23.55 $48,990
Waste Treatment and Disposal 40 0.05 $23.34 $48,540
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,140 0.25 $22.62 $47,050
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,820 0.05 $22.31 $46,410


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 5,870 1.10 2.88 $11.63 $24,200
California 3,910 0.24 0.64 $25.03 $52,060
New York 3,470 0.38 1.00 $16.79 $34,910
Florida 3,400 0.41 1.08 $13.31 $27,680
Texas 2,590 0.22 0.58 $18.81 $39,130




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)
Oregon 2,020 1.13 2.96 $13.59 $28,270
Ohio 5,870 1.10 2.88 $11.63 $24,200
Colorado 2,500 1.00 2.61 $12.73 $26,480
Montana 380 0.84 2.19 $13.59 $28,260
Maine 500 0.83 2.18 $11.35 $23,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $28.80 $59,910
California 3,910 0.24 0.64 $25.03 $52,060
District of Columbia 550 0.79 2.06 $24.94 $51,880
Hawaii 290 0.47 1.22 $21.66 $45,050
Maryland 1,420 0.54 1.41 $21.02 $43,730





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 2,320 0.35 0.92 $16.90 $35,140
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,640 1.16 3.03 $12.06 $25,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.51 1.33 $22.01 $45,770
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,240 1.21 3.17 $12.28 $25,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,170 1.03 2.70 $14.99 $31,190
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,050 0.78 2.04 $21.66 $45,060
Columbus, OH 1,000 0.98 2.57 $11.57 $24,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 980 0.51 1.34 $17.79 $36,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.22 0.59 $31.80 $66,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 930 0.36 0.95 $12.56 $26,130




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)
Dover, DE 170 2.62 6.85 $10.86 $22,590
Fort Wayne, IN 530 2.51 6.57 $10.16 $21,130
Wilmington, NC 300 2.45 6.41 $10.17 $21,150
Medford, OR 180 2.14 5.59 $12.27 $25,520
Jefferson City, MO 150 2.05 5.36 $9.20 $19,130
Grants Pass, OR 40 1.67 4.36 $10.17 $21,140
Toledo, OH 500 1.65 4.31 $11.47 $23,850
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 70 1.65 4.32 $9.12 $18,970
Eugene, OR 220 1.52 3.99 $11.07 $23,030
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 50 1.29 3.38 $19.90 $41,400




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.22 0.59 $31.80 $66,150
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.28 0.73 $27.77 $57,760
Bakersfield, CA 50 0.16 0.41 $25.50 $53,040
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.15 0.39 $24.62 $51,210
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 0.22 0.57 $24.53 $51,020
Urban Honolulu, HI 190 0.41 1.08 $24.52 $50,990
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.51 $50,990
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $24.46 $50,890
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 30 0.25 0.65 $23.17 $48,200
Lexington-Fayette, KY (8) (8) (8) $22.93 $47,700

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 310 1.22 3.18 $9.53 $19,820
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 280 1.78 4.66 $15.53 $32,290
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 210 1.57 4.11 $12.47 $25,930
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 130 0.83 2.18 $12.11 $25,200
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 1.42 $13.73 $28,550

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 280 1.78 4.66 $15.53 $32,290
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 210 1.57 4.11 $12.47 $25,930
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 310 1.22 3.18 $9.53 $19,820
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.21 3.18 $17.90 $37,220
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 100 1.11 2.90 $20.69 $43,030

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.63 $57,470
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.01 $52,030
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 0.89 $20.90 $43,480
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 2.01 $20.87 $43,420
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.85 $43,370


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017