Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other

All extraction workers not listed separately.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
10,450 10.2 % $16.37 $34,050 3.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.68 $12.44 $15.66 $19.07 $24.48
Annual Wage (2) $20,130 $25,870 $32,570 $39,670 $50,920

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Support activities for mining 5,720 $16.97 $35,290
Coal mining 1,060 $15.46 $32,170
Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying 870 $15.29 $31,800
Metal ore mining 430 $20.22 $42,060
Other specialty trade contractors 300 $12.61 $26,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal government (OES designation) 110 $21.09 $43,870
Metal ore mining 430 $20.22 $42,060
Cement and concrete product manufacturing 80 $19.13 $39,800
Land subdivision 30 $18.90 $39,310
Lime and gypsum product manufacturing 50 $17.45 $36,300

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
Louisiana 1,530 $17.96 $37,360 0.082%
Kentucky 490 $15.55 $32,340 0.028%
West Virginia 180 $17.93 $37,290 0.026%
Texas 2,430 $14.15 $29,430 0.026%
Nevada 240 $22.14 $46,050 0.021%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Wyoming (7) $23.15 $48,150 (7)
Nevada 240 $22.14 $46,050 0.021%
New York 170 $20.48 $42,600 0.002%
Louisiana 1,530 $17.96 $37,360 0.082%
West Virginia 180 $17.93 $37,290 0.026%

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
Bakersfield, CA MSA 340 $17.83 $37,090 0.145%
Savannah, GA MSA 50 $19.00 $39,530 0.036%
Chicago, IL PMSA 180 $14.39 $29,930 0.005%
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA 50 $16.73 $34,810 0.004%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 50 $15.23 $31,690 0.002%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Savannah, GA MSA 50 $19.00 $39,530 0.036%
Bakersfield, CA MSA 340 $17.83 $37,090 0.145%
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA 50 $16.73 $34,810 0.004%
Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH PMSA (7) $16.48 $34,270 (7)
New Orleans, LA MSA (7) $15.74 $32,740 (7)

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

All Construction and Extraction Occupations

May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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