Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other

All motor vehicle operators 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)
61,230 2.7 % $15.83 $32,920 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.12 $9.20 $13.58 $20.67 $27.07
Annual Wage (2) $16,880 $19,130 $28,250 $42,980 $56,300


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)
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 6,890 2.23 $12.48 $25,960
Automobile Dealers 6,130 0.61 $11.44 $23,790
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,130 0.11 $25.23 $52,490
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,530 0.27 $21.71 $45,160
State Government (OES Designation) 5,390 0.24 $15.93 $33,140

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 5,310 3.29 $11.74 $24,430
Support Activities for Road Transportation 1,860 2.33 $15.45 $32,140
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 6,890 2.23 $12.48 $25,960
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 280 1.32 $16.85 $35,050
Other Support Activities for Transportation 260 1.03 $16.96 $35,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 50 0.02 $33.81 $70,330
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services (8) (8) $28.50 $59,280
Scientific Research and Development Services 250 0.04 $26.65 $55,430
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,130 0.11 $25.23 $52,490
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 340 0.05 $25.23 $52,470


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 10,050 0.72 1.49 $17.66 $36,730
North Carolina 5,010 1.33 2.75 $13.40 $27,870
Florida 4,990 0.70 1.46 $12.71 $26,440
Illinois 3,940 0.71 1.48 $26.44 $55,000
Texas 2,420 0.24 0.50 $15.34 $31,900




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)
District of Columbia 1,580 2.47 5.12 $20.33 $42,290
North Carolina 5,010 1.33 2.75 $13.40 $27,870
Delaware 370 0.92 1.92 $13.98 $29,070
Missouri 2,230 0.86 1.79 $11.74 $24,420
Alaska 260 0.84 1.73 $23.94 $49,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 3,940 0.71 1.48 $26.44 $55,000
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $24.03 $49,980
Alaska 260 0.84 1.73 $23.94 $49,800
District of Columbia 1,580 2.47 5.12 $20.33 $42,290
Hawaii 340 0.60 1.25 $20.06 $41,720

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,920 0.76 1.59 $13.94 $28,990
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,880 0.81 1.69 $27.69 $57,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,360 1.03 2.14 $19.10 $39,730
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 1,370 1.42 2.95 $10.72 $22,300
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.97 2.00 $18.48 $38,430
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.26 0.54 $17.80 $37,030
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,080 0.64 1.33 $11.36 $23,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,070 0.93 1.94 $13.86 $28,820
Denver-Aurora, CO 1,000 0.84 1.75 $16.06 $33,400
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 860 1.20 2.49 $11.56 $24,050




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)
Brunswick, GA 190 4.96 10.29 $11.76 $24,470
Greenville, NC 160 2.31 4.80 $11.92 $24,800
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 350 2.28 4.72 $11.90 $24,750
Columbia, MO 170 2.13 4.42 $8.49 $17,650
Jacksonville, NC 80 1.91 3.96 $19.54 $40,630
Dover, DE 110 1.84 3.83 $16.74 $34,820
Battle Creek, MI 90 1.69 3.50 $11.24 $23,380
Ann Arbor, MI 310 1.66 3.44 $20.75 $43,160
Greensboro-High Point, NC 530 1.58 3.27 $11.26 $23,430
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 290 1.51 3.13 $14.93 $31,060




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)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,880 0.81 1.69 $27.69 $57,600
Fairbanks, AK 40 1.03 2.15 $27.06 $56,280
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 70 0.40 0.83 $25.91 $53,890
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $24.03 $49,980
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 160 1.38 2.86 $23.77 $49,450
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 60 0.35 0.74 $23.43 $48,730
Anchorage, AK 190 1.17 2.44 $23.34 $48,550
Stockton, CA 130 0.65 1.34 $23.25 $48,360
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 680 0.67 1.39 $23.23 $48,320
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.04 $47,930

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 600 2.06 4.27 $14.59 $30,350
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 580 3.14 6.52 $15.09 $31,380
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 460 2.58 5.36 $14.28 $29,700
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 370 2.16 4.48 $11.56 $24,050
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 280 1.82 3.78 $10.69 $22,240

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 North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 580 3.14 6.52 $15.09 $31,380
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 460 2.58 5.36 $14.28 $29,700
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 370 2.16 4.48 $11.56 $24,050
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 600 2.06 4.27 $14.59 $30,350
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 280 1.82 3.78 $10.69 $22,240

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.00 $60,320
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.81 $47,450
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.70 1.45 $21.02 $43,710
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.62 $20.81 $43,280
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 0.54 $20.64 $42,930


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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