Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
27,010 4.5 % $16.83 $35,000 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.76 $11.76 $14.14 $19.69 $27.95
Annual Wage (2) $22,380 $24,450 $29,410 $40,960 $58,140


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 6,270 0.48 $13.44 $27,950
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,590 0.03 $14.25 $29,650
Warehousing and Storage 1,330 0.12 $17.66 $36,740
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 1,150 0.54 $16.96 $35,270
Support Activities for Air Transportation 980 0.45 $16.35 $34,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 700 1.84 (8) (8)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 760 0.82 $28.32 $58,900
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 1,150 0.54 $16.96 $35,270
Automobile Dealers 6,270 0.48 $13.44 $27,950
Support Activities for Air Transportation 980 0.45 $16.35 $34,020

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 190 0.05 $30.28 $62,990
Support Activities for Water Transportation 760 0.82 $28.32 $58,900
Postal Service (federal government) 50 0.01 $25.31 $52,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 250 0.01 $24.81 $51,610
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $23.85 $49,620


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 12,400 0.73 3.91 $14.61 $30,390
Texas 2,310 0.19 1.02 $18.24 $37,930
Wisconsin 1,360 0.48 2.55 $13.45 $27,970
New York 940 0.10 0.54 $22.09 $45,940
New Jersey 680 0.17 0.90 (8) (8)




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)
Alaska 410 1.31 6.99 (8) (8)
California 12,400 0.73 3.91 $14.61 $30,390
Wisconsin 1,360 0.48 2.55 $13.45 $27,970
Louisiana 570 0.30 1.60 $17.39 $36,180
Oregon 530 0.28 1.51 $18.31 $38,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 120 0.19 1.04 $27.31 $56,810
Michigan 70 0.02 0.09 $22.79 $47,400
Indiana 320 0.10 0.56 $22.57 $46,950
Mississippi 50 0.05 0.26 $22.35 $46,480
New York 940 0.10 0.54 $22.09 $45,940





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 4,330 0.71 3.79 $14.73 $30,630
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,480 0.16 0.83 $24.76 $51,500
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,300 0.54 2.88 $15.74 $32,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,270 0.85 4.56 $14.60 $30,360
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,090 0.74 3.99 $14.18 $29,500
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 890 0.91 4.86 $12.99 $27,030
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 660 0.22 1.18 $20.14 $41,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 550 0.15 0.83 $16.52 $34,370
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 360 0.26 1.42 (8) (8)
Bakersfield, CA 330 1.09 5.82 $13.62 $28,320




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)
Modesto, CA 230 1.22 6.53 $13.11 $27,260
Bakersfield, CA 330 1.09 5.82 $13.62 $28,320
Yuba City, CA 50 1.07 5.73 $14.18 $29,500
Pueblo, CO 60 0.97 5.22 $17.89 $37,220
Stockton-Lodi, CA 240 0.96 5.17 $12.75 $26,520
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 890 0.91 4.86 $12.99 $27,030
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,270 0.85 4.56 $14.60 $30,360
Green Bay, WI 150 0.85 4.57 $12.45 $25,910
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 90 0.77 4.11 $13.49 $28,060
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,090 0.74 3.99 $14.18 $29,500




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)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (8) (8) (8) $28.47 $59,220
Urban Honolulu, HI 120 0.26 1.40 $27.63 $57,470
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,480 0.16 0.83 $24.76 $51,500
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $24.02 $49,950
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 190 0.07 0.39 $23.39 $48,650
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.12 0.67 $23.29 $48,440
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $22.03 $45,830
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.12 0.63 $21.15 $43,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 60 0.02 0.11 $20.75 $43,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 660 0.22 1.18 $20.14 $41,900

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 230 2.15 11.51 $24.96 $51,910
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.68 3.66 $19.39 $40,320
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 180 1.63 8.75 $17.57 $36,540
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.86 4.63 $12.91 $26,850
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 3.47 18.61 $11.74 $24,420

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)
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 3.47 18.61 $11.74 $24,420
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 230 2.15 11.51 $24.96 $51,910
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 180 1.63 8.75 $17.57 $36,540
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.86 4.63 $12.91 $26,850
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.68 3.66 $19.39 $40,320

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 230 2.15 11.51 $24.96 $51,910
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.42 $21.36 $44,440
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.10 $41,810
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 2.25 $19.58 $40,730
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.23 $19.50 $40,560


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