Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators

Operate or tend hoists or winches to lift and pull loads using power-operated cable equipment. Excludes "Crane and Tower Operators" (53-7021).


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)
2,960 7.7 % $24.05 $50,020 5.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.59 $15.31 $20.45 $30.03 $43.91
Annual Wage (2) $26,200 $31,850 $42,530 $62,450 $91,330


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 270 0.00 $39.48 $82,120
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 200 0.23 $18.05 $37,540
Support Activities for Water Transportation 190 0.21 $30.32 $63,060
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 190 0.05 $37.20 $77,370
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 70 0.08 $26.65 $55,430

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 200 0.23 $18.05 $37,540
Support Activities for Water Transportation 190 0.21 $30.32 $63,060
Metal Ore Mining 60 0.15 $24.25 $50,440
Logging 60 0.12 $19.86 $41,320
Coal Mining 60 0.11 $25.75 $53,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 270 (7) $39.48 $82,120
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $38.91 $80,930
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 190 0.05 $37.20 $77,370
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 30 0.03 $32.98 $68,610
Utility System Construction (8) (8) $31.71 $65,960


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)
Pennsylvania 200 0.03 1.63 $20.89 $43,460
Kentucky 160 0.09 4.05 $18.51 $38,500
Maryland 150 0.06 2.75 $24.70 $51,370
New York 130 0.01 0.70 $29.43 $61,210
Minnesota 120 0.04 2.01 $36.63 $76,180




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)
Wyoming 50 0.18 8.53 $32.50 $67,610
North Dakota 50 0.11 5.14 $25.94 $53,960
Kentucky 160 0.09 4.05 $18.51 $38,500
Arkansas 80 0.07 3.25 $16.82 $34,990
Maryland 150 0.06 2.75 $24.70 $51,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $42.92 $89,270
Minnesota 120 0.04 2.01 $36.63 $76,180
Wyoming 50 0.18 8.53 $32.50 $67,610
New York 130 0.01 0.70 $29.43 $61,210
Washington (8) (8) (8) $28.34 $58,950





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 2.53 $45.27 $94,170
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 120 0.09 4.26 $25.19 $52,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.05 2.37 $37.97 $78,980
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 30 0.07 3.23 $17.60 $36,610




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)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 120 0.09 4.26 $25.19 $52,390
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 30 0.07 3.23 $17.60 $36,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.05 2.37 $37.97 $78,980
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 2.53 $45.27 $94,170




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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 2.53 $45.27 $94,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.05 2.37 $37.97 $78,980
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 120 0.09 4.26 $25.19 $52,390
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 30 0.07 3.23 $17.60 $36,610


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