Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other

All extraction workers 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)
8,590 9.6 % $19.47 $40,500 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.35 $15.46 $19.25 $22.45 $27.41
Annual Wage (2) $25,690 $32,150 $40,030 $46,690 $57,010


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)
Support Activities for Mining 3,840 1.20 $18.48 $38,430
Coal Mining 2,190 2.62 $21.07 $43,820
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 630 0.70 $17.08 $35,530
Metal Ore Mining 390 1.02 $23.30 $48,460
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 300 0.06 $16.69 $34,720

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 2,190 2.62 $21.07 $43,820
Support Activities for Mining 3,840 1.20 $18.48 $38,430
Metal Ore Mining 390 1.02 $23.30 $48,460
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 630 0.70 $17.08 $35,530
Oil and Gas Extraction 220 0.13 $21.77 $45,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $30.12 $62,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 90 (7) $25.04 $52,090
Metal Ore Mining 390 1.02 $23.30 $48,460
Local Government (OES Designation) (8) (8) $22.09 $45,950
Oil and Gas Extraction 220 0.13 $21.77 $45,270


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 1,570 0.15 2.27 $19.25 $40,040
Kentucky 1,300 0.75 11.22 $19.28 $40,100
Louisiana 970 0.53 7.88 $17.23 $35,850
California 470 0.03 0.50 $19.86 $41,310
North Dakota 470 1.27 18.93 $22.36 $46,500




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)
North Dakota 470 1.27 18.93 $22.36 $46,500
Kentucky 1,300 0.75 11.22 $19.28 $40,100
Alaska 210 0.66 9.83 $27.26 $56,710
Louisiana 970 0.53 7.88 $17.23 $35,850
West Virginia 250 0.35 5.26 $19.06 $39,650




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 210 0.66 9.83 $27.26 $56,710
North Dakota 470 1.27 18.93 $22.36 $46,500
Nevada 160 0.14 2.14 $22.31 $46,410
Utah 50 0.05 0.68 $22.23 $46,250
Pennsylvania 240 0.04 0.64 $21.85 $45,460





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 370 0.14 2.14 $20.48 $42,610
Baton Rouge, LA 150 0.41 6.08 $16.65 $34,630
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 130 0.50 7.51 $18.71 $38,920
Odessa, TX 110 1.79 26.70 $17.75 $36,920
Casper, WY 90 2.27 33.88 $15.27 $31,770
Farmington, NM 80 1.64 24.49 $20.47 $42,590
Longview, TX 60 0.58 8.69 $13.82 $28,750
Evansville, IN-KY 40 0.21 3.12 $19.98 $41,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.12 $28.16 $58,580




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)
Casper, WY 90 2.27 33.88 $15.27 $31,770
Odessa, TX 110 1.79 26.70 $17.75 $36,920
Farmington, NM 80 1.64 24.49 $20.47 $42,590
Longview, TX 60 0.58 8.69 $13.82 $28,750
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 130 0.50 7.51 $18.71 $38,920
Baton Rouge, LA 150 0.41 6.08 $16.65 $34,630
Evansville, IN-KY 40 0.21 3.12 $19.98 $41,550
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 370 0.14 2.14 $20.48 $42,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.12 $28.16 $58,580




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.12 $28.16 $58,580
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 370 0.14 2.14 $20.48 $42,610
Farmington, NM 80 1.64 24.49 $20.47 $42,590
Evansville, IN-KY 40 0.21 3.12 $19.98 $41,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.11 $39,740
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 130 0.50 7.51 $18.71 $38,920
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $18.16 $37,770
Odessa, TX 110 1.79 26.70 $17.75 $36,920
Abilene, TX (8) (8) (8) $17.58 $36,560
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.23 $35,840

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 500 3.39 50.58 $19.94 $41,480
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 340 7.36 109.96 $23.66 $49,210
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.53 22.83 $21.08 $43,840
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 10.19 $23.55 $48,980
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 0.73 10.83 $20.60 $42,840

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)
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 340 7.36 109.96 $23.66 $49,210
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 500 3.39 50.58 $19.94 $41,480
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 90 1.67 25.01 $25.40 $52,820
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.53 22.83 $21.08 $43,840
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 1.15 17.22 $25.66 $53,370

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 1.15 17.22 $25.66 $53,370
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 90 1.67 25.01 $25.40 $52,820
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 340 7.36 109.96 $23.66 $49,210
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 10.19 $23.55 $48,980
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 3.67 $21.25 $44,200


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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