Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

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. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable excel files. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

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 (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 9,410,660 $10.96 $12.77 $26,560 0.4 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 9,070 $17.95 $19.58 $40,720 1.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 147,490 $17.35 $18.39 $38,250 0.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 197,430 $19.78 $21.25 $44,200 0.5 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 88,800 (4) (4) $99,400 5.5 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 18,380 (4) (4) $55,920 4.5 %
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers 22,990 $42.27 $40.07 $83,350 0.5 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 5,390 $16.93 $19.15 $39,830 2.4 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 17,620 $9.08 $10.05 $20,910 1.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 190,530 $13.49 $14.15 $29,430 1.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 469,100 $10.57 $10.84 $22,540 0.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 378,220 $9.70 $11.22 $23,340 0.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,548,480 $15.66 $16.20 $33,690 0.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 996,000 $11.22 $12.32 $25,630 0.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 125,860 $8.62 $9.51 $19,780 0.7 %
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers 30,730 $22.38 $22.74 $47,300 1.6 %
53-4012 Locomotive Firers 730 $23.40 $21.22 $44,140 1.4 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 4,840 $18.32 $19.29 $40,130 1.9 %
53-4021 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators 17,070 $21.60 $22.57 $46,940 1.4 %
53-4031 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 40,910 $20.59 $22.10 $45,970 1.7 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 28,650 $13.76 $14.55 $30,270 1.4 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 22,180 $23.40 $23.87 $49,660 1.3 %
53-5022 Motorboat Operators 3,410 $14.31 $15.12 $31,450 5.8 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 7,470 $24.04 $24.56 $51,080 1.5 %
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders 4,500 $16.05 $14.81 $30,800 2.0 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 109,930 $7.54 $7.99 $16,610 0.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 107,650 $7.75 $8.31 $17,280 0.9 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians 5,090 $15.11 $16.41 $34,140 1.9 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 27,670 $22.75 $22.37 $46,530 1.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 61,590 $11.25 $11.97 $24,900 1.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 51,650 $16.64 $17.68 $36,770 1.3 %
53-7031 Dredge Operators 2,920 $13.27 $14.64 $30,450 4.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70,370 $15.38 $16.57 $34,470 1.0 %
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 3,370 $14.58 $14.73 $30,630 2.1 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 9,960 $15.56 $17.37 $36,130 2.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 591,790 $12.19 $13.00 $27,040 0.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 304,500 $7.93 $8.78 $18,260 0.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,098,180 $9.35 $10.18 $21,170 0.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 190,080 $10.17 $10.92 $22,720 0.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 951,960 $7.83 $8.52 $17,730 0.3 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 6,070 $20.84 $20.71 $43,090 2.0 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 12,920 $17.33 $18.34 $38,140 2.4 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 9,560 $15.45 $15.86 $33,000 2.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 125,600 $11.47 $12.22 $25,430 2.3 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 3,020 $18.01 $17.46 $36,310 1.8 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 19,430 $15.00 $16.29 $33,880 2.0 %

About 2001 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately.

(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 mean 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.

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


National OES estimates by SOC major group



2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 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 Date: December 23, 2002

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