Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2004 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 sectors 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(XLS).

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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 9,597,380 $11.66 $13.58 $28,250 0.4 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 6,570 $16.99 $19.73 $41,040 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 173,640 $18.57 $19.60 $40,770 0.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 221,560 $22.02 $23.71 $49,310 0.3 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 78,430 (4) (4) (9) (9)
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 22,320 (4) (4) $64,470 3.4 %
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers 21,680 $49.22 $48.28 $100,430 0.7 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 4,540 $18.09 $20.61 $42,860 2.4 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 16,530 $9.31 $9.90 $20,600 1.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 189,170 $14.74 $15.27 $31,750 2.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 475,700 $11.38 $11.52 $23,960 0.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 405,060 $9.77 $11.45 $23,810 0.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,594,980 $16.28 $16.79 $34,920 0.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 929,530 $11.74 $12.81 $26,640 0.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 141,470 $9.51 $10.40 $21,640 0.8 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 81,570 $9.89 $11.43 $23,780 1.2 %
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers 32,990 $27.95 $28.86 $60,020 2.6 %
53-4012 Locomotive Firers 590 $19.77 $20.94 $43,560 3.8 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 6,710 $17.54 $18.25 $37,970 2.6 %
53-4021 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators 17,890 $23.79 $24.64 $51,250 1.8 %
53-4031 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 34,690 $26.78 $27.74 $57,700 2.2 %
53-4041 Subway and Streetcar Operators 8,470 $22.86 $22.33 $46,460 3.7 %
53-4099 Rail Transportation Workers, All Other 6,710 $19.10 $19.04 $39,610 1.6 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 28,280 $13.75 $14.84 $30,870 1.4 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 26,490 $23.95 $25.21 $52,440 1.0 %
53-5022 Motorboat Operators 2,470 $15.72 $16.45 $34,220 2.4 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 11,020 $25.82 $27.61 $57,440 2.0 %
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders 3,440 $17.81 $17.06 $35,480 1.4 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 123,960 $8.09 $8.52 $17,730 0.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 93,420 $8.33 $8.93 $18,570 0.7 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians 7,330 $17.54 $17.97 $37,380 1.9 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 25,440 $23.04 $24.30 $50,530 1.5 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 51,770 $15.31 $15.79 $32,840 1.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 47,850 $12.60 $13.11 $27,280 0.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 43,690 $18.46 $19.28 $40,100 0.9 %
53-7031 Dredge Operators 1,710 $14.14 $15.39 $32,010 2.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 64,240 $15.43 $16.60 $34,520 1.0 %
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 2,590 $16.50 $16.89 $35,130 1.6 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 4,150 $15.72 $18.20 $37,860 2.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 626,910 $12.86 $13.65 $28,390 0.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 333,920 $8.47 $9.49 $19,730 0.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,388,930 $9.79 $10.67 $22,190 0.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 145,110 $10.74 $11.39 $23,700 0.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 860,050 $8.29 $9.02 $18,760 0.3 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 4,310 $21.39 $21.62 $44,970 2.1 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 9,520 $17.91 $18.78 $39,060 1.5 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 9,510 $17.07 $16.81 $34,960 1.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 138,700 $12.96 $13.85 $28,810 1.7 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 3,110 $18.15 $17.81 $37,030 1.1 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 15,440 $15.62 $16.77 $34,880 2.1 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 53,190 $14.49 $15.54 $32,330 1.9 %

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

(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.

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

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download November 2004 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 10, 2008

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