Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

other SOC major groups


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.

Click on the SOC Code Number to view that occupation's definition, additional wage estimates, and relative standard error (RSE) estimates.

Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 9,538,820 $10.20 $11.84 $24,630 0.7 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 8,090 $17.02 $18.55 $38,590 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 138,210 $15.88 $16.86 $35,080 0.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 175,260 $18.80 $20.02 $41,650 1.0 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 88,040 (2) (2) $98,280 9.5 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 18,780 (2) (2) $56,240 11.6 %
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers 22,620 $35.61 $35.19 $73,190 1.3 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 4,510 $13.15 $14.27 $29,670 5.3 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (3) 13,520 $8.40 $9.63 $20,030 1.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (3) 160,210 $11.67 $12.72 $26,450 1.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) 463,860 $9.57 $9.83 $20,460 0.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 385,210 $9.71 $10.83 $22,520 0.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,558,400 $14.74 $15.34 $31,900 0.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,085,050 $10.33 $11.31 $23,530 0.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) 119,630 $7.89 $8.75 $18,200 0.8 %
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers (3) 19,940 $21.19 $23.10 $48,050 2.1 %
53-4012 Locomotive Firers (3) 890 $22.35 $24.32 $50,570 4.2 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers (3) 5,070 $17.44 $17.43 $36,260 1.4 %
53-4021 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators (3) 14,500 $18.47 $19.21 $39,950 1.4 %
53-4031 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters (3) 36,680 $19.44 $21.24 $44,180 1.9 %
53-4041 Subway and Streetcar Operators (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers (3) 27,200 $11.97 $12.41 $25,820 1.4 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (3) 20,660 $19.00 $19.93 $41,460 1.6 %
53-5022 Motorboat Operators (3) 4,000 $12.74 $13.42 $27,910 4.6 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers (3) 6,800 $21.31 $22.02 $45,800 1.2 %
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders (3) 6,970 $14.30 $13.46 $28,000 2.5 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (3) 109,340 $6.89 $7.38 $15,350 0.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) 109,050 $7.11 $7.58 $15,770 0.7 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians 5,000 $14.56 $15.70 $32,650 2.1 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors (3) 22,440 $20.29 $20.66 $42,980 2.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (3) 57,180 $11.08 $11.67 $24,280 0.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) 53,830 $15.29 $16.21 $33,710 0.6 %
53-7031 Dredge Operators (3) 1,910 $12.96 $13.73 $28,550 2.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) 62,360 $13.73 $15.13 $31,460 0.7 %
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining (3) 2,930 $14.59 $14.66 $30,500 1.7 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators (3) 7,900 $14.18 $15.03 $31,260 1.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 590,710 $11.49 $12.33 $25,650 0.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 302,380 $7.26 $8.00 $16,650 0.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,035,640 $8.75 $9.50 $19,750 0.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) 176,400 $9.40 $10.04 $20,890 0.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 1,114,330 $7.20 $7.83 $16,280 0.4 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators (3) 6,940 $17.87 $17.26 $35,900 2.6 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers (3) 13,480 $15.70 $16.95 $35,250 3.4 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (3) 14,710 $16.19 $16.09 $33,460 2.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) 135,320 $11.19 $12.03 $25,020 1.5 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators (3) 2,830 $17.00 $16.33 $33,960 1.2 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 20,830 $12.43 $14.09 $29,310 3.9 %

About 1999 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) 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 mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(2) = Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(3) = Wage rates are calculated using three years of data: 1997, 1998, and 1999.

(5) = Estimates not released due to high relative standard error.

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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last modified: October 16, 2001

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