Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders

Operate and tend bridges, canal locks, and lighthouses to permit marine passage on inland waterways, near shores, and at danger points in waterway passages. May supervise such operations. Includes drawbridge operators, lock operators, and slip bridge operators.


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)
3,250 2.3 % $20.72 $43,090 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.57 $16.20 $22.08 $25.57 $27.56
Annual Wage (2) $24,070 $33,700 $45,930 $53,200 $57,330


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,210 0.06 $24.41 $50,780
Local Government (OES Designation) 950 0.02 $17.48 $36,350
State Government (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $18.53 $38,530

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,210 0.06 $24.41 $50,780
State Government (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $18.53 $38,530
Local Government (OES Designation) 950 0.02 $17.48 $36,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,210 0.06 $24.41 $50,780
Rail Transportation (8) (8) $22.62 $47,040
State Government (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $18.53 $38,530
Local Government (OES Designation) 950 0.02 $17.48 $36,350


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)
Louisiana 370 0.20 7.89 $15.87 $33,010
Florida 270 0.04 1.48 $17.58 $36,580
New Jersey 170 0.04 1.72 $20.79 $43,240
Michigan 140 0.04 1.45 $20.30 $42,210
West Virginia 130 0.20 7.66 $17.11 $35,590




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 370 0.20 7.89 $15.87 $33,010
West Virginia 130 0.20 7.66 $17.11 $35,590
Arkansas 70 0.06 2.42 $21.37 $44,450
Alabama 110 0.06 2.34 $23.38 $48,630
Iowa 70 0.05 1.99 $25.25 $52,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 70 0.05 1.99 $25.25 $52,530
Missouri 40 0.02 0.59 $24.94 $51,880
Pennsylvania 130 0.02 0.94 $24.73 $51,430
Minnesota 110 0.04 1.72 $24.37 $50,690
Wisconsin 130 0.05 1.88 $24.34 $50,620

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)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 110 0.21 8.36 $15.19 $31,600
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 60 0.97 37.89 $10.45 $21,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 1.06 $25.94 $53,960
Baton Rouge, LA 40 0.11 4.26 $18.62 $38,730
St. Louis, MO-IL 30 0.03 1.06 $27.18 $56,540




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)
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 60 0.97 37.89 $10.45 $21,740
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 110 0.21 8.36 $15.19 $31,600
Baton Rouge, LA 40 0.11 4.26 $18.62 $38,730
St. Louis, MO-IL 30 0.03 1.06 $27.18 $56,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 1.06 $25.94 $53,960




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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 30 0.03 1.06 $27.18 $56,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 1.06 $25.94 $53,960
Baton Rouge, LA 40 0.11 4.26 $18.62 $38,730
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 110 0.21 8.36 $15.19 $31,600
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 60 0.97 37.89 $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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 20.66 $17.37 $36,140
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.88 34.49 $26.44 $55,000
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 10.12 $22.20 $46,170
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 7.97 $23.31 $48,490
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 9.53 $24.82 $51,630

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)
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.88 34.49 $26.44 $55,000
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 20.66 $17.37 $36,140
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 10.12 $22.20 $46,170
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 9.53 $24.82 $51,630
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 7.97 $23.31 $48,490

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 30 0.18 6.99 $26.51 $55,140
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.88 34.49 $26.44 $55,000
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 9.53 $24.82 $51,630
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 7.97 $23.31 $48,490
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 10.12 $22.20 $46,170


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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