Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other

All transportation workers 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)
37,660 3.4 % $18.63 $38,740 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.69 $12.00 $17.15 $25.78 $29.15
Annual Wage (2) $20,150 $24,960 $35,660 $53,620 $60,640


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)
Scheduled Air Transportation 13,300 3.16 $22.72 $47,270
Support Activities for Air Transportation 10,700 5.44 $15.66 $32,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,910 0.02 $11.79 $24,530
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,170 0.02 $17.89 $37,210
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 880 0.04 $21.57 $44,860

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 Air Transportation 10,700 5.44 $15.66 $32,580
Scheduled Air Transportation 13,300 3.16 $22.72 $47,270
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 530 1.23 $16.85 $35,040
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 100 0.65 $11.56 $24,040
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 630 0.65 $15.92 $33,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 130 0.14 $27.35 $56,900
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 90 0.02 $23.64 $49,160
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 80 0.02 $23.45 $48,770
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 40 0.01 $23.42 $48,720
State Government (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $22.93 $47,700


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 4,600 0.29 1.08 $19.92 $41,440
Texas 3,200 0.27 1.02 (8) (8)
Florida 3,100 0.38 1.40 $18.40 $38,270
New Jersey 2,750 0.70 2.59 (8) (8)
Colorado 1,980 0.79 2.95 $19.98 $41,550




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)
Alaska 1,160 3.58 13.33 $19.30 $40,150
Hawaii 760 1.20 4.47 $17.18 $35,740
Louisiana 1,870 0.97 3.63 $11.00 $22,890
Colorado 1,980 0.79 2.95 $19.98 $41,550
New Jersey 2,750 0.70 2.59 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,440 0.24 0.91 $24.55 $51,070
Washington 580 0.19 0.70 $23.05 $47,950
Pennsylvania 430 0.08 0.28 $22.89 $47,620
Massachusetts 570 0.17 0.62 $22.65 $47,100
Nevada 860 0.68 2.52 $21.29 $44,290





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)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,770 1.25 4.66 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.60 2.25 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.33 1.23 $19.34 $40,230
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.36 1.36 $24.85 $51,680
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.18 0.67 $17.83 $37,100
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,080 1.01 3.76 $21.64 $45,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,040 0.41 1.51 $14.62 $30,410
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 940 1.18 4.41 $19.19 $39,920
Anchorage, AK 760 4.33 16.13 $18.67 $38,840
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 590 0.63 2.36 $20.96 $43,600




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)
Anchorage, AK 760 4.33 16.13 $18.67 $38,840
Punta Gorda, FL 120 2.64 9.83 $11.40 $23,710
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 130 1.75 6.52 $20.61 $42,860
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 260 1.44 5.36 $10.05 $20,900
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,770 1.25 4.66 (8) (8)
Urban Honolulu, HI 560 1.22 4.54 $16.49 $34,290
Baton Rouge, LA 470 1.19 4.44 $9.65 $20,060
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 940 1.18 4.41 $19.19 $39,920
Monroe, LA 80 1.08 4.03 $8.71 $18,110
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,080 1.01 3.76 $21.64 $45,000




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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.14 0.51 $26.64 $55,420
Reno, NV 140 0.65 2.44 $26.00 $54,070
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 360 0.23 0.85 $25.62 $53,300
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.36 1.36 $24.85 $51,680
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $24.25 $50,440
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $22.31 $46,400
Richmond, VA 40 0.07 0.25 $22.24 $46,260
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 0.42 $21.94 $45,630
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,080 1.01 3.76 $21.64 $45,000
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.22 0.83 $21.55 $44,820

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)
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 240 3.06 11.41 $10.87 $22,600
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 200 2.66 9.92 $21.64 $45,010
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.19 4.44 $12.09 $25,140
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.82 6.80 $13.47 $28,020
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.22 4.53 $8.60 $17,890

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 Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 240 3.06 11.41 $10.87 $22,600
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 200 2.66 9.92 $21.64 $45,010
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.82 6.80 $13.47 $28,020
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.22 4.53 $8.60 $17,890
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.19 4.44 $12.09 $25,140

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 Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 1.85 $26.41 $54,930
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 1.82 $25.58 $53,200
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 200 2.66 9.92 $21.64 $45,010
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 1.76 $19.08 $39,690
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.21 $37,880


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