Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators

Operate or tend hoists or winches to lift and pull loads using power-operated cable equipment. Exclude "Crane and Tower Operators" (53-7021).

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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)
8,560 6.3 % $17.78 $36,990 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.50 $11.61 $15.40 $21.83 $32.25
Annual Wage (2) $19,770 $24,140 $32,040 $45,410 $67,070

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Other specialty trade contractors 1,660 $26.06 $54,200 1 3
Machinery and equipment rental and leasing 520 $18.82 $39,150 2 11
Architectural and structural metals mfg. 410 $12.25 $25,470 3 35
Utility system construction 350 $15.57 $32,390 4 17
Support activities for water transportation 330 $28.10 $58,450 5 1

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Support activities for water transportation 330 $28.10 $58,450 5 1
Commercial machinery repair and maintenance (6) $26.77 $55,680 (6) 2
Other specialty trade contractors 1,660 $26.06 $54,200 1 3
Building foundation and exterior contractors 140 $20.84 $43,350 14 4
Metal ore mining 80 $20.72 $43,090 21 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Oregon 320 $16.60 $34,530 0.021% 324
Indiana 560 $19.17 $39,870 0.020% 253
Mississippi 200 $11.86 $24,660 0.018% 440
Iowa 220 $13.84 $28,790 0.016% 390
Florida 930 $17.76 $36,930 0.013% 303

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Massachusetts 60 $28.78 $59,870 0.002% 135
California 840 $27.60 $57,410 0.006% 200
Washington 170 $26.47 $55,060 0.007% 169
New York 130 $21.97 $45,700 0.002% 288
West Virginia (6) $21.74 $45,220 (6) 136

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Eugene-Springfield, OR MSA 60 $15.81 $32,890 0.044%
Savannah, GA MSA 50 $18.18 $37,820 0.037%
Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, MS MSA 40 $16.05 $33,390 0.027%
Indianapolis, IN MSA 150 $15.02 $31,250 0.018%
Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ PMSA 100 $17.82 $37,060 0.016%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 40 $25.05 $52,090 0.003%
Syracuse, NY MSA (6) $24.11 $50,150 (6)
Columbus, OH MSA (6) $22.36 $46,500 (6)
Atlanta, GA MSA 70 $21.40 $44,520 0.003%
Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 110 $20.62 $42,890 0.012%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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