Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
28,590 3.0 % $16.28 $33,870 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.56 $12.75 $15.10 $19.03 $23.98
Annual Wage (2) $21,970 $26,510 $31,410 $39,570 $49,880


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)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 5,080 6.79 $15.21 $31,630
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 3,460 0.61 $15.59 $32,430
Warehousing and Storage 1,860 0.20 $14.09 $29,320
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,060 0.37 $13.83 $28,760
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 840 0.31 $17.65 $36,720

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 5,080 6.79 $15.21 $31,630
Coal Mining 810 1.51 $26.84 $55,840
Grain and Oilseed Milling 600 1.01 $17.93 $37,280
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 780 0.86 $14.89 $30,980
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 670 0.72 $18.12 $37,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 (7) $28.37 $59,010
Coal Mining 810 1.51 $26.84 $55,840
Metal Ore Mining 50 0.12 $26.14 $54,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $25.62 $53,280
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 70 0.12 $23.99 $49,890


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 2,160 0.14 0.67 $15.89 $33,040
Texas 1,960 0.17 0.82 $12.61 $26,230
Pennsylvania 1,640 0.29 1.40 $18.15 $37,760
Kansas 1,460 1.06 5.21 $15.68 $32,610
Tennessee 1,330 0.46 2.25 $16.73 $34,800




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 550 1.31 6.45 $14.65 $30,460
Nebraska 1,260 1.30 6.39 $14.64 $30,460
Kansas 1,460 1.06 5.21 $15.68 $32,610
Iowa 1,190 0.78 3.82 $15.54 $32,330
North Dakota 300 0.70 3.43 $17.43 $36,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 380 0.54 2.66 $26.22 $54,530
Wyoming 80 0.30 1.50 $24.56 $51,090
New Mexico 40 0.05 0.22 $24.34 $50,620
Kentucky 670 0.36 1.77 $22.61 $47,020
Utah 100 0.07 0.34 $21.05 $43,780





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)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 720 1.16 5.70 $16.26 $33,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.16 0.77 $17.21 $35,790
St. Louis, MO-IL 440 0.32 1.59 $15.71 $32,680
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 370 0.35 1.73 $16.20 $33,700
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 350 0.35 1.71 $15.20 $31,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 340 0.12 0.57 $13.62 $28,330
Tulsa, OK 330 0.76 3.75 $18.32 $38,110
Kansas City, MO-KS 330 0.32 1.55 $15.66 $32,570
Columbus, OH 320 0.32 1.56 $14.60 $30,360
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 320 0.57 2.81 $17.95 $37,340




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)
Gettysburg, PA 70 2.23 10.93 $19.49 $40,530
Topeka, KS 170 1.54 7.56 $19.10 $39,730
Grand Forks, ND-MN 70 1.31 6.45 $14.16 $29,450
Wheeling, WV-OH 70 1.16 5.71 $27.13 $56,430
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 720 1.16 5.70 $16.26 $33,820
Lebanon, PA 50 1.13 5.53 $19.40 $40,350
Grand Island, NE 40 1.01 4.96 $13.87 $28,850
Sioux Falls, SD 150 1.00 4.91 $13.39 $27,850
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 250 0.99 4.85 $19.35 $40,240
Tulsa, OK 330 0.76 3.75 $18.32 $38,110




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 70 1.16 5.71 $27.13 $56,430
Knoxville, TN 70 0.19 0.91 $24.79 $51,570
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 30 0.12 0.59 $23.34 $48,540
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 60 0.69 3.40 $21.69 $45,120
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 110 0.15 0.72 $20.42 $42,480
Terre Haute, IN (8) (8) (8) $20.41 $42,450
Salt Lake City, UT 30 0.05 0.25 $20.10 $41,800
Chattanooga, TN-GA (8) (8) (8) $19.97 $41,550
Gettysburg, PA 70 2.23 10.93 $19.49 $40,530
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 40 0.10 0.47 $19.48 $40,520

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 Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 480 4.50 22.09 $14.21 $29,550
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 350 2.55 12.50 $16.24 $33,770
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 340 2.42 11.87 $14.91 $31,020
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 320 4.12 20.24 $15.26 $31,750
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 280 3.09 15.17 $14.46 $30,070

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 Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 480 4.50 22.09 $14.21 $29,550
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 320 4.12 20.24 $15.26 $31,750
Northwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 190 3.17 15.54 $14.69 $30,550
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 280 3.09 15.17 $14.46 $30,070
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 270 2.63 12.92 $14.86 $30,900

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 2.75 $26.17 $54,430
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.69 3.40 $25.63 $53,310
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.94 4.60 $25.40 $52,830
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 1.73 8.49 $20.64 $42,930
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 140 0.74 3.62 $19.82 $41,230


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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