Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other

All material moving 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)
23,880 3.7 % $16.61 $34,540 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.00 $10.85 $13.64 $20.65 $28.29
Annual Wage (2) $20,810 $22,570 $28,370 $42,950 $58,840


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)
Automobile Dealers 4,560 0.36 $12.54 $26,080
Employment Services 2,410 0.07 $17.43 $36,250
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 2,030 0.23 $12.98 $26,990
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,150 1.25 $25.00 $52,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,090 0.02 $15.81 $32,880

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 Water Transportation 1,150 1.25 $25.00 $52,010
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 400 1.02 $25.31 $52,650
Inland Water Transportation 210 0.73 $21.36 $44,430
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 960 0.47 $15.02 $31,240
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 330 0.44 $17.63 $36,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 250 0.06 $25.71 $53,480
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 400 1.02 $25.31 $52,650
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,150 1.25 $25.00 $52,010
Postal Service 50 0.01 $24.70 $51,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 260 0.01 $24.02 $49,960


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)
California 9,540 0.60 3.51 $13.07 $27,180
Texas 1,840 0.16 0.92 $19.87 $41,320
New Jersey 830 0.21 1.24 $25.63 $53,310
Wisconsin 790 0.28 1.66 $13.00 $27,040
Tennessee 780 0.27 1.58 $13.87 $28,850




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)
California 9,540 0.60 3.51 $13.07 $27,180
North Dakota 220 0.52 3.04 $15.74 $32,750
Oregon 600 0.34 1.98 $18.33 $38,130
Maine 200 0.34 1.99 (8) (8)
Hawaii 200 0.32 1.87 $22.93 $47,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 400 0.15 0.90 $27.29 $56,760
New Jersey 830 0.21 1.24 $25.63 $53,310
Washington 540 0.18 1.03 $23.64 $49,180
Hawaii 200 0.32 1.87 $22.93 $47,700
Virginia 320 0.09 0.50 $22.55 $46,910





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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,530 0.60 3.52 $13.35 $27,760
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,080 0.80 4.68 $12.72 $26,460
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.51 3.01 $11.82 $24,590
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.57 3.36 $14.65 $30,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 610 0.21 1.22 $23.49 $48,850
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 590 0.09 0.52 $21.60 $44,930
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 570 0.49 2.88 $27.82 $57,860
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 450 0.49 2.90 $11.01 $22,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 350 0.14 0.81 (8) (8)
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 300 0.30 1.79 $16.45 $34,220




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 290 1.65 9.73 $20.74 $43,150
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 290 0.98 5.78 $17.04 $35,440
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,080 0.80 4.68 $12.72 $26,460
Stockton-Lodi, CA 170 0.76 4.46 $12.45 $25,890
Bakersfield, CA 200 0.69 4.06 $12.54 $26,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,530 0.60 3.52 $13.35 $27,760
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.57 3.36 $14.65 $30,470
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 40 0.56 3.28 $9.56 $19,890
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.51 3.01 $11.82 $24,590
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 450 0.49 2.90 $11.01 $22,900




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)
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 570 0.49 2.88 $27.82 $57,860
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 250 0.16 0.92 $24.78 $51,540
Toledo, OH (8) (8) (8) $24.09 $50,120
Urban Honolulu, HI 160 0.36 2.09 $23.86 $49,630
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 610 0.21 1.22 $23.49 $48,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.13 $21.79 $45,330
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 590 0.09 0.52 $21.60 $44,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.25 1.48 $20.90 $43,480
Anchorage, AK 290 1.65 9.73 $20.74 $43,150
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 30 0.12 0.73 $20.74 $43,140

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)
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 170 2.70 15.86 $15.50 $32,230
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.25 13.24 $19.88 $41,350
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.67 3.95 $11.68 $24,290
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.58 3.39 $11.90 $24,750
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 2.70 $20.10 $41,810

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)
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 170 2.70 15.86 $15.50 $32,230
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.25 13.24 $19.88 $41,350
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 1.04 6.10 $10.22 $21,250
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.67 3.95 $11.68 $24,290
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.58 3.39 $11.90 $24,750

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 1.97 $25.26 $52,540
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 2.17 $22.51 $46,820
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 2.70 $20.10 $41,810
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.25 13.24 $19.88 $41,350
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 1.50 $19.57 $40,700


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