Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators

Operate or tend machinery equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets, to excavate and load loose materials. Excludes "Dredge Operators" (53-7031).


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)
49,140 2.5 % $19.19 $39,910 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.87 $14.19 $17.75 $22.58 $28.81
Annual Wage (2) $24,690 $29,510 $36,920 $46,970 $59,920


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)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 12,570 2.34 $19.20 $39,940
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 6,720 7.41 $17.16 $35,690
Utility System Construction 4,220 1.09 $20.76 $43,180
Coal Mining 3,290 4.14 $21.59 $44,910
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 3,060 1.00 $18.50 $38,480

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 6,720 7.41 $17.16 $35,690
Coal Mining 3,290 4.14 $21.59 $44,910
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 12,570 2.34 $19.20 $39,940
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,650 1.73 $21.10 $43,900
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,340 1.36 $19.46 $40,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 170 0.19 $30.53 $63,510
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 60 0.22 $27.41 $57,020
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 650 0.17 $26.38 $54,870
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 90 0.01 $25.43 $52,900
Rail Transportation 30 0.02 $24.44 $50,840


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)
Texas 5,360 0.53 1.37 $16.27 $33,840
Florida 2,470 0.35 0.90 $16.11 $33,520
Missouri 2,180 0.84 2.18 $20.38 $42,400
North Carolina 2,130 0.57 1.46 $15.71 $32,680
Pennsylvania 2,100 0.38 0.99 $19.33 $40,210




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 620 2.30 5.96 $22.96 $47,750
West Virginia 1,140 1.66 4.29 $22.34 $46,460
North Dakota 450 1.27 3.27 $21.98 $45,720
Oklahoma 1,730 1.17 3.02 $16.02 $33,310
Kentucky 1,600 0.93 2.41 $18.37 $38,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 70 0.23 0.59 $27.58 $57,370
California 1,860 0.13 0.34 $27.37 $56,930
Illinois 790 0.14 0.37 $25.90 $53,870
Washington 820 0.30 0.79 $25.34 $52,710
New Jersey 510 0.14 0.35 $25.07 $52,150

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 1,080 0.43 1.12 $16.28 $33,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 870 0.38 0.99 $20.58 $42,810
St. Louis, MO-IL 840 0.67 1.73 $23.01 $47,860
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 730 0.44 1.13 $22.97 $47,780
Richmond, VA 720 1.24 3.21 $20.84 $43,350
Austin-Round Rock, TX 700 0.92 2.39 $13.76 $28,620
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 570 0.29 0.74 $16.74 $34,830
Baltimore-Towson, MD 530 0.43 1.11 $21.23 $44,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 470 0.28 0.72 $21.33 $44,360
Raleigh-Cary, NC 450 0.91 2.35 $15.64 $32,540




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)
Longview, TX 320 3.51 9.08 $18.15 $37,750
Charleston, WV 390 2.77 7.17 $22.92 $47,680
Casper, WY 80 2.22 5.74 $18.65 $38,800
Bowling Green, KY 100 1.88 4.85 $16.25 $33,810
Duluth, MN-WI 210 1.70 4.39 $26.05 $54,190
Prescott, AZ 80 1.55 4.01 $19.53 $40,630
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 140 1.41 3.64 $12.90 $26,830
Cedar Rapids, IA 180 1.32 3.42 $19.23 $40,000
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 60 1.32 3.41 $25.10 $52,210
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 240 1.28 3.31 $17.99 $37,410




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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.54 $78,080
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.08 0.20 $35.69 $74,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.05 0.14 $32.72 $68,050
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 0.31 $30.21 $62,840
Anchorage, AK 40 0.22 0.57 $29.39 $61,140
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC (8) (8) (8) $28.94 $60,200
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 0.24 $28.69 $59,670
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 190 0.20 0.52 $28.58 $59,440
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.32 0.82 $27.83 $57,890
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.40 1.04 $27.53 $57,270

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 430 3.76 9.72 $16.99 $35,330
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 400 2.52 6.51 $15.17 $31,560
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 400 3.07 7.94 $21.43 $44,580
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 360 3.55 9.19 $25.11 $52,230
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 350 1.35 3.49 $18.95 $39,420

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)
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 300 6.26 16.18 $26.68 $55,480
Garrett County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 5.12 13.24 $17.91 $37,240
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 160 4.35 11.26 $18.67 $38,840
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 430 3.76 9.72 $16.99 $35,330
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 190 3.66 9.47 $26.89 $55,920

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)
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.45 3.76 $28.61 $59,510
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 190 3.66 9.47 $26.89 $55,920
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 1.13 2.91 $26.70 $55,530
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 300 6.26 16.18 $26.68 $55,480
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 110 0.92 2.39 $26.31 $54,720


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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