Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators

Operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
4,230 7.9 % $25.01 $52,020 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.14 $16.91 $23.01 $33.85 $39.09
Annual Wage (2) $27,330 $35,180 $47,860 $70,420 $81,310


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,480 0.49 $23.43 $48,740
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 900 0.91 $27.27 $56,720
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 880 0.16 $28.92 $60,140
Utility System Construction 450 0.12 $21.52 $44,750
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 0.00 $18.54 $38,570

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 900 0.91 $27.27 $56,720
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,480 0.49 $23.43 $48,740
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 880 0.16 $28.92 $60,140
Utility System Construction 450 0.12 $21.52 $44,750
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 80 0.09 $31.17 $64,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 80 0.09 $31.17 $64,840
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 880 0.16 $28.92 $60,140
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 900 0.91 $27.27 $56,720
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,480 0.49 $23.43 $48,740
Utility System Construction 450 0.12 $21.52 $44,750


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 710 0.05 1.53 $33.00 $68,650
Louisiana 660 0.36 10.81 $18.35 $38,170
Florida 300 0.04 1.26 $24.17 $50,270
Massachusetts 250 0.08 2.40 $33.09 $68,830
Texas 210 0.02 0.63 $18.43 $38,340




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 660 0.36 10.81 $18.35 $38,170
Alaska 60 0.21 6.15 $31.53 $65,590
Oregon 210 0.13 3.99 $29.07 $60,460
South Carolina 180 0.10 3.03 $17.73 $36,870
Utah 100 0.08 2.49 $20.32 $42,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 70 0.01 0.27 $36.63 $76,180
New Jersey 50 0.01 0.36 $36.17 $75,230
Washington 150 0.06 1.68 $34.09 $70,910
Massachusetts 250 0.08 2.40 $33.09 $68,830
California 710 0.05 1.53 $33.00 $68,650

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.39 11.74 $33.36 $69,390
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 290 0.58 17.53 $15.36 $31,950
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 160 0.10 2.85 $30.77 $64,010
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 90 0.04 1.14 $15.87 $33,010
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 0.47 13.96 $21.62 $44,960
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 2.07 $31.40 $65,310
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.25 7.48 $32.83 $68,300
Anchorage, AK 60 0.37 11.23 $31.51 $65,550
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.36 $39.39 $81,930
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 60 0.07 2.04 $28.22 $58,690




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 290 0.58 17.53 $15.36 $31,950
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 0.47 13.96 $21.62 $44,960
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.39 11.74 $33.36 $69,390
Anchorage, AK 60 0.37 11.23 $31.51 $65,550
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.25 7.48 $32.83 $68,300
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 160 0.10 2.85 $30.77 $64,010
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 2.07 $31.40 $65,310
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 60 0.07 2.04 $28.22 $58,690
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.07 2.04 $23.67 $49,230
Jacksonville, FL 40 0.06 1.92 $19.27 $40,090




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.36 $39.39 $81,930
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.39 11.74 $33.36 $69,390
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.25 7.48 $32.83 $68,300
Anchorage, AK 60 0.37 11.23 $31.51 $65,550
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 2.07 $31.40 $65,310
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 160 0.10 2.85 $30.77 $64,010
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 60 0.07 2.04 $28.22 $58,690
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $27.55 $57,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.54 $24.19 $50,310
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.07 2.04 $23.67 $49,230


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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