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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location. Excludes “Logging Equipment Operators” (45-4022).


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)
629,270 1.0 % $18.24 $37,930 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.54 $14.45 $17.40 $21.32 $25.61
Annual Wage (2) $26,090 $30,050 $36,200 $44,350 $53,270


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)
Warehousing and Storage 195,860 16.13 $18.17 $37,800
Employment Services 65,530 1.78 $15.99 $33,260
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 27,360 1.91 $17.53 $36,470
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 26,590 2.69 $18.98 $39,480
Truck Transportation 24,210 1.59 $19.86 $41,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 195,860 16.13 $18.17 $37,800
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 7,370 8.07 $16.41 $34,140
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 1,850 5.14 $18.35 $38,160
Support Activities for Water Transportation 4,370 4.57 $26.46 $55,030
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 7,670 4.55 $18.02 $37,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 480 0.09 $30.28 $62,990
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 630 0.16 $29.68 $61,740
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 290 0.74 $29.66 $61,690
Natural Gas Distribution 100 0.10 $28.64 $59,570
Real Estate 400 0.02 $28.61 $59,520


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)
Texas 68,830 5.54 1.29 $16.82 $34,990
California 64,760 3.73 0.87 $18.78 $39,060
Georgia 36,650 8.19 1.91 $17.82 $37,050
Pennsylvania 32,570 5.52 1.29 $18.45 $38,380
Ohio 32,510 5.97 1.39 $17.94 $37,320




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)
Mississippi 9,250 8.20 1.91 $15.10 $31,420
Georgia 36,650 8.19 1.91 $17.82 $37,050
Indiana 20,940 6.81 1.59 $17.90 $37,240
Arkansas 8,250 6.77 1.58 $16.36 $34,030
Kentucky 12,580 6.63 1.55 $17.85 $37,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 70 0.10 0.02 $25.32 $52,670
Delaware 2,530 5.59 1.31 $22.05 $45,870
Minnesota 8,430 2.93 0.68 $21.81 $45,370
Wyoming 1,140 4.17 0.97 $21.32 $44,340
New York 17,230 1.81 0.42 $21.09 $43,870





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 23,890 6.53 1.52 $17.37 $36,120
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 21,690 2.25 0.52 $20.38 $42,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 21,390 4.57 1.07 $19.12 $39,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 19,480 7.10 1.66 $18.84 $39,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 18,470 2.96 0.69 $18.77 $39,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 17,990 5.89 1.38 $17.90 $37,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 16,290 10.59 2.47 $18.02 $37,490
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 8,550 4.32 1.01 $19.50 $40,550
Columbus, OH 8,440 7.97 1.86 $17.15 $35,670
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,360 2.91 0.68 $19.21 $39,960