Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other

All extraction workers not listed separately.


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)
6,660 6.4 % $19.52 $40,600 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.41 $14.89 $18.80 $22.44 $28.74
Annual Wage (2) $25,820 $30,960 $39,110 $46,670 $59,780


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)
Support Activities for Mining 2,450 0.92 $18.17 $37,800
Coal Mining 1,450 1.83 $19.68 $40,920
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 850 0.93 $17.83 $37,080
Metal Ore Mining 390 1.14 $23.12 $48,080
Oil and Gas Extraction 280 0.18 $23.63 $49,150

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 1,450 1.83 $19.68 $40,920
Metal Ore Mining 390 1.14 $23.12 $48,080
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 850 0.93 $17.83 $37,080
Support Activities for Mining 2,450 0.92 $18.17 $37,800
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 40 0.34 $17.12 $35,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 150 0.01 $27.86 $57,940
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 100 0.01 $24.37 $50,690
Oil and Gas Extraction 280 0.18 $23.63 $49,150
Metal Ore Mining 390 1.14 $23.12 $48,080
Local Government (OES Designation) (8) (8) $21.51 $44,740


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)
Kentucky 970 0.57 10.80 $19.17 $39,870
Louisiana 840 0.46 8.76 $18.24 $37,930
Wyoming 770 2.85 54.31 $19.82 $41,210
Texas 650 0.07 1.24 $19.62 $40,800
California 360 0.03 0.50 $21.38 $44,460




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)
Wyoming 770 2.85 54.31 $19.82 $41,210
Alaska 190 0.61 11.58 $27.99 $58,210
Kentucky 970 0.57 10.80 $19.17 $39,870
Louisiana 840 0.46 8.76 $18.24 $37,930
New Mexico 190 0.24 4.64 $18.94 $39,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 190 0.61 11.58 $27.99 $58,210
Colorado 140 0.06 1.22 $22.51 $46,810
Nevada 160 0.14 2.75 $22.24 $46,260
Pennsylvania 200 0.04 0.69 $21.58 $44,890
California 360 0.03 0.50 $21.38 $44,460

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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 270 0.11 2.06 $21.47 $44,660
Farmington, NM 110 2.34 44.65 $22.79 $47,400
Baton Rouge, LA 80 0.22 4.24 $17.47 $36,330
Bakersfield, CA 60 0.24 4.62 $22.33 $46,450
Evansville, IN-KY 50 0.33 6.26 $18.34 $38,140
Longview, TX 50 0.50 9.59 $13.80 $28,710




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)
Farmington, NM 110 2.34 44.65 $22.79 $47,400
Longview, TX 50 0.50 9.59 $13.80 $28,710
Evansville, IN-KY 50 0.33 6.26 $18.34 $38,140
Bakersfield, CA 60 0.24 4.62 $22.33 $46,450
Baton Rouge, LA 80 0.22 4.24 $17.47 $36,330
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 270 0.11 2.06 $21.47 $44,660




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)
Farmington, NM 110 2.34 44.65 $22.79 $47,400
Bakersfield, CA 60 0.24 4.62 $22.33 $46,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 270 0.11 2.06 $21.47 $44,660
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA (8) (8) (8) $19.80 $41,180
Casper, WY (8) (8) (8) $18.81 $39,130
Evansville, IN-KY 50 0.33 6.26 $18.34 $38,140
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $18.11 $37,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.11 $37,660
Baton Rouge, LA 80 0.22 4.24 $17.47 $36,330
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.38 $36,150

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)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 510 4.39 83.76 $18.61 $38,700
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 400 2.78 52.99 $19.96 $41,520
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.67 31.78 $21.65 $45,020
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.72 13.75 $22.71 $47,240
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.34 25.54 $27.34 $56,860

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)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 510 4.39 83.76 $18.61 $38,700
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 400 2.78 52.99 $19.96 $41,520
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 90 1.75 33.29 $25.49 $53,030
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.67 31.78 $21.65 $45,020
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.34 25.54 $27.34 $56,860

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.34 25.54 $27.34 $56,860
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 90 1.75 33.29 $25.49 $53,030
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.72 13.75 $22.71 $47,240
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.67 31.78 $21.65 $45,020
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 11.01 $20.30 $42,220


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

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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