Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators

Operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers.


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)
3,830 7.2 % $25.07 $52,140 3.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.85 $16.73 $21.88 $32.42 $40.79
Annual Wage (2) $26,720 $34,810 $45,500 $67,440 $84,840


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)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,440 0.48 $23.34 $48,540
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 810 0.83 $29.65 $61,660
Utility System Construction 480 0.12 $23.55 $48,980
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 480 0.09 $27.48 $57,160
Nonresidential Building Construction 240 0.04 $22.67 $47,160

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 810 0.83 $29.65 $61,660
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,440 0.48 $23.34 $48,540
Utility System Construction 480 0.12 $23.55 $48,980
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 480 0.09 $27.48 $57,160
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 80 0.09 $31.36 $65,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 80 0.09 $31.36 $65,230
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 810 0.83 $29.65 $61,660
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 480 0.09 $27.48 $57,160
Utility System Construction 480 0.12 $23.55 $48,980
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,440 0.48 $23.34 $48,540


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 750 0.41 13.66 $18.35 $38,160
California 430 0.03 1.03 $34.34 $71,430
Florida 260 0.04 1.22 $25.72 $53,500
Texas 240 0.02 0.79 $19.50 $40,550
Oregon 200 0.13 4.20 $29.93 $62,260




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 750 0.41 13.66 $18.35 $38,160
Alaska 80 0.24 8.04 $32.59 $67,790
Oregon 200 0.13 4.20 $29.93 $62,260
Utah 110 0.10 3.19 $20.59 $42,820
South Carolina 120 0.07 2.32 $19.33 $40,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 430 0.03 1.03 $34.34 $71,430
Washington 120 0.04 1.44 $33.34 $69,350
Alaska 80 0.24 8.04 $32.59 $67,790
Ohio 100 0.02 0.69 $31.93 $66,410
Oregon 200 0.13 4.20 $29.93 $62,260





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 420 0.82 27.40 $16.61 $34,540
Baton Rouge, LA 240 0.68 22.69 $20.57 $42,790
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.20 6.61 $35.12 $73,040
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 100 0.04 1.33 $17.14 $35,650
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.59 (8) (8)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 80 0.53 17.69 $21.38 $44,480
Anchorage, AK 60 0.38 12.84 $31.67 $65,880
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 60 0.07 2.29 $30.23 $62,870
Salem, OR 30 0.22 7.25 $34.16 $71,050




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)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 420 0.82 27.40 $16.61 $34,540
Baton Rouge, LA 240 0.68 22.69 $20.57 $42,790
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 80 0.53 17.69 $21.38 $44,480
Anchorage, AK 60 0.38 12.84 $31.67 $65,880
Salem, OR 30 0.22 7.25 $34.16 $71,050
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.20 6.61 $35.12 $73,040
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 60 0.07 2.29 $30.23 $62,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 100 0.04 1.33 $17.14 $35,650
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.59 (8) (8)




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)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.20 6.61 $35.12 $73,040
Salem, OR 30 0.22 7.25 $34.16 $71,050
Anchorage, AK 60 0.38 12.84 $31.67 $65,880
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.63 $65,790
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.96 $64,390
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 60 0.07 2.29 $30.23 $62,870
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $28.92 $60,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.31 $46,400
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 80 0.53 17.69 $21.38 $44,480
Baton Rouge, LA 240 0.68 22.69 $20.57 $42,790

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)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 11.05 (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)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 11.05 (8) (8)


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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