Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders

Control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.


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)
23,390 3.5 % $16.88 $35,110 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.52 $13.36 $15.86 $19.34 $23.99
Annual Wage (2) $23,960 $27,780 $32,980 $40,230 $49,890


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)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 4,590 6.23 $16.13 $33,540
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 3,050 0.49 $15.68 $32,620
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 1,460 0.10 $16.22 $33,730
Warehousing and Storage 1,440 0.13 $15.40 $32,030
Grain and Oilseed Milling 1,050 1.76 $17.10 $35,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 4,590 6.23 $16.13 $33,540
Grain and Oilseed Milling 1,050 1.76 $17.10 $35,580
Coal Mining 650 1.29 $26.48 $55,070
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 450 0.59 $17.92 $37,280
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 3,050 0.49 $15.68 $32,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 650 1.29 $26.48 $55,070
Truck Transportation (8) (8) $25.60 $53,250
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 110 0.12 $23.35 $48,560
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 170 0.04 $23.03 $47,900
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 400 0.40 $20.74 $43,130


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 2,090 0.12 0.76 $17.39 $36,170
Texas 1,870 0.15 0.96 $13.88 $28,870
Pennsylvania 1,610 0.27 1.70 $18.12 $37,700
Kansas 1,200 0.87 5.38 $17.07 $35,510
Illinois 1,160 0.19 1.19 $16.30 $33,900




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)
South Dakota 700 1.66 10.24 $15.57 $32,390
Kansas 1,200 0.87 5.38 $17.07 $35,510
Nebraska 700 0.72 4.45 $15.42 $32,080
Iowa 1,110 0.72 4.47 $16.70 $34,730
West Virginia 380 0.55 3.41 $25.67 $53,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 60 0.23 1.45 $33.92 $70,560
West Virginia 380 0.55 3.41 $25.67 $53,390
Utah 120 0.08 0.50 $21.59 $44,900
Montana 180 0.39 2.39 $20.01 $41,610
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $19.50 $40,560





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 770 0.13 0.78 $16.36 $34,030
St. Louis, MO-IL 470 0.35 2.15 $15.86 $32,990
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 400 0.14 0.86 $18.04 $37,530
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 310 0.47 2.91 $17.34 $36,070
Tulsa, OK 290 0.66 4.09 $17.38 $36,160
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 280 0.06 0.37 $18.16 $37,760
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 270 0.26 1.62 $15.60 $32,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 250 0.07 0.44 $16.89 $35,130
Columbus, OH 250 0.24 1.48 $15.75 $32,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 250 0.12 0.74 $14.01 $29,150




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)
Enid, OK 150 6.14 38.00 $14.57 $30,300
Wheeling, WV-OH 110 1.77 10.97 $26.80 $55,750
Joplin, MO 100 1.19 7.38 $14.11 $29,350
Sioux Falls, SD 160 1.04 6.42 $13.96 $29,040
Grand Island, NE 40 0.94 5.81 $16.00 $33,270
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 70 0.85 5.29 $19.70 $40,980
Tulsa, OK 290 0.66 4.09 $17.38 $36,160
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 50 0.64 3.97 $16.03 $33,340
Rapid City, SD 40 0.59 3.63 $15.78 $32,830
Bloomington, IL 50 0.59 3.65 $15.50 $32,230




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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 110 1.77 10.97 $26.80 $55,750
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 60 0.12 0.71 $22.29 $46,360
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.11 0.71 $21.53 $44,770
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 80 0.14 0.86 $20.85 $43,360
Oklahoma City, OK 40 0.07 0.44 $20.45 $42,540
Madison, WI 50 0.12 0.77 $20.36 $42,340
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 90 0.04 0.27 $20.28 $42,180
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 70 0.05 0.30 $20.03 $41,660
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 70 0.85 5.29 $19.70 $40,980
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.09 0.55 $19.13 $39,800

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 690 1.77 10.95 $17.20 $35,780
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 310 2.28 14.13 $17.33 $36,050
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 300 1.96 12.12 $15.13 $31,470
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 260 1.97 12.17 $16.55 $34,420
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 240 1.07 6.60 $15.54 $32,320

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)
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 230 3.88 24.02 $15.60 $32,450
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 310 2.28 14.13 $17.33 $36,050
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 260 1.97 12.17 $16.55 $34,420
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 300 1.96 12.12 $15.13 $31,470
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.90 11.74 $21.50 $44,720

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)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.47 $57,140
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 3.45 $27.10 $56,360
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.77 4.75 $26.63 $55,400
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 2.37 $23.88 $49,680
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.90 11.74 $21.50 $44,720


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019