Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammer and wedges.


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)
3,390 8.5 % $14.84 $30,860 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.18 $11.52 $14.48 $17.63 $20.69
Annual Wage (2) $19,100 $23,960 $30,120 $36,670 $43,030


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,670 2.94 $15.01 $31,220
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 190 1.52 $17.99 $37,420
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 160 0.24 $15.34 $31,920
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 110 0.02 $9.40 $19,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,670 2.94 $15.01 $31,220
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 190 1.52 $17.99 $37,420
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 160 0.24 $15.34 $31,920
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 110 0.02 $9.40 $19,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 190 1.52 $17.99 $37,420
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 160 0.24 $15.34 $31,920
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,670 2.94 $15.01 $31,220
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $13.93 $28,970
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 110 0.02 $9.40 $19,550


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)
Pennsylvania 500 0.09 3.45 $17.22 $35,810
Texas 410 0.04 1.50 $15.43 $32,100
Oklahoma 380 0.26 9.63 $10.99 $22,850
Tennessee 190 0.07 2.73 $12.38 $25,740
Montana 170 0.40 14.87 $14.11 $29,350




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)
Montana 170 0.40 14.87 $14.11 $29,350
Oklahoma 380 0.26 9.63 $10.99 $22,850
Vermont 60 0.21 7.79 (8) (8)
Arkansas 150 0.13 4.80 $14.79 $30,770
Pennsylvania 500 0.09 3.45 $17.22 $35,810




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 80 0.01 0.34 $19.85 $41,290
California 60 0.00 0.15 $17.58 $36,570
Pennsylvania 500 0.09 3.45 $17.22 $35,810
South Carolina 80 0.04 1.61 $16.73 $34,790
Virginia 80 0.02 0.86 $16.50 $34,330

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)
San Antonio, TX 140 0.17 6.52 $15.51 $32,270
Fort Smith, AR-OK 130 1.11 41.47 $11.19 $23,280
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 1.39 $17.41 $36,210
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 70 0.20 7.57 $14.23 $29,600
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.13 4.76 $14.54 $30,230
Toledo, OH 40 0.14 5.17 $16.99 $35,330




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)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 130 1.11 41.47 $11.19 $23,280
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 70 0.20 7.57 $14.23 $29,600
San Antonio, TX 140 0.17 6.52 $15.51 $32,270
Toledo, OH 40 0.14 5.17 $16.99 $35,330
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.13 4.76 $14.54 $30,230
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 1.39 $17.41 $36,210




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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 1.39 $17.41 $36,210
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA (8) (8) (8) $17.21 $35,800
Toledo, OH 40 0.14 5.17 $16.99 $35,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $15.87 $33,020
San Antonio, TX 140 0.17 6.52 $15.51 $32,270
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.13 4.76 $14.54 $30,230
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 70 0.20 7.57 $14.23 $29,600
Athens-Clarke County, GA (8) (8) (8) $12.85 $26,730
Fort Smith, AR-OK 130 1.11 41.47 $11.19 $23,280
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) $10.45 $21,740

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.31 49.14 $13.68 $28,450
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.81 30.38 $14.98 $31,150
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 18.92 (8) (8)

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.31 49.14 $13.68 $28,450
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.81 30.38 $14.98 $31,150
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 18.92 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.74 $34,820
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.81 30.38 $14.98 $31,150
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.31 49.14 $13.68 $28,450
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.20 $27,460


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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