Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammer and wedges.


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)
3,600 8.7 % $16.31 $33,920 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.79 $12.46 $15.63 $19.33 $23.20
Annual Wage (2) $20,350 $25,920 $32,510 $40,200 $48,260


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,790 3.11 $16.17 $33,630
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 260 0.39 $16.35 $34,010

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 2,790 3.11 $16.17 $33,630
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 260 0.39 $16.35 $34,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.89 $39,290
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 260 0.39 $16.35 $34,010
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,790 3.11 $16.17 $33,630
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $15.92 $33,120


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)
Pennsylvania 480 0.09 3.11 $18.76 $39,020
Texas 430 0.04 1.47 $13.32 $27,700
Oklahoma 210 0.14 5.05 $11.60 $24,120
Georgia 200 0.05 1.89 $14.53 $30,220
Missouri 190 0.07 2.64 $19.53 $40,620




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)
Oklahoma 210 0.14 5.05 $11.60 $24,120
Arkansas 130 0.12 4.22 $15.42 $32,080
Pennsylvania 480 0.09 3.11 $18.76 $39,020
Missouri 190 0.07 2.64 $19.53 $40,620
Tennessee 140 0.06 1.97 $13.69 $28,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 110 0.01 0.48 $22.68 $47,170
Missouri 190 0.07 2.64 $19.53 $40,620
Pennsylvania 480 0.09 3.11 $18.76 $39,020
North Carolina 70 0.02 0.65 $18.43 $38,320
South Carolina 80 0.05 1.66 $17.94 $37,320





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)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 80 0.67 24.01 $11.15 $23,190
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 70 0.09 3.28 (8) (8)
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 70 0.29 10.24 $18.91 $39,330
Athens-Clarke County, GA 60 0.84 29.83 $13.24 $27,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 30 0.02 0.55 $16.11 $33,500




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)
Athens-Clarke County, GA 60 0.84 29.83 $13.24 $27,530
Fort Smith, AR-OK 80 0.67 24.01 $11.15 $23,190
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 70 0.29 10.24 $18.91 $39,330
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 70 0.09 3.28 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 30 0.02 0.55 $16.11 $33,500




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)
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 70 0.29 10.24 $18.91 $39,330
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.65 $36,720
Bloomington, IN (8) (8) (8) $16.70 $34,730
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (8) (8) (8) $16.17 $33,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 30 0.02 0.55 $16.11 $33,500
Athens-Clarke County, GA 60 0.84 29.83 $13.24 $27,530
Fort Smith, AR-OK 80 0.67 24.01 $11.15 $23,190
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) $10.84 $22,550

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 13.73 $20.71 $43,070

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 13.73 $20.71 $43,070

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 13.73 $20.71 $43,070
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.18 $35,740
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.39 $27,840
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.29 $27,640


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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