Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other

All motor vehicle operators 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)
61,600 5.9 % $15.15 $31,510 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.23 $9.19 $13.07 $20.07 $25.27
Annual Wage (2) $17,120 $19,120 $27,180 $41,750 $52,560


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)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 9,170 1.10 $13.90 $28,900
Automobile Dealers 6,870 0.66 $11.78 $24,490
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 5,830 3.55 $12.06 $25,090
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 5,560 1.77 $12.89 $26,810
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,410 0.26 $21.85 $45,440

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 5,830 3.55 $12.06 $25,090
Support Activities for Road Transportation 1,630 1.94 $14.32 $29,790
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 5,560 1.77 $12.89 $26,810
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 400 1.74 $16.92 $35,190
Other Support Activities for Transportation 440 1.62 $15.76 $32,790

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 210 0.24 $25.52 $53,080
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 330 0.03 $24.11 $50,140
Metal Ore Mining 40 0.10 $23.77 $49,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,250 0.08 $22.37 $46,540
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,410 0.26 $21.85 $45,440


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)
California 9,270 0.66 1.38 $18.32 $38,110
North Carolina 4,900 1.28 2.67 $13.44 $27,950
Florida 3,220 0.45 0.94 $13.75 $28,600
New Jersey 3,170 0.84 1.75 $12.07 $25,110
Missouri 2,550 0.98 2.05 $12.68 $26,380




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 Carolina 4,900 1.28 2.67 $13.44 $27,950
District of Columbia 670 1.05 2.18 $22.52 $46,850
Missouri 2,550 0.98 2.05 $12.68 $26,380
Minnesota 2,440 0.94 1.96 $13.36 $27,790
New Jersey 3,170 0.84 1.75 $12.07 $25,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $24.63 $51,240
Alaska 250 0.79 1.64 $23.94 $49,790
District of Columbia 670 1.05 2.18 $22.52 $46,850
Utah 150 0.13 0.27 $20.30 $42,220
Oklahoma (8) (8) (8) $20.16 $41,940





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,350 0.62 1.28 $15.57 $32,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,990 1.17 2.43 $13.83 $28,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,750 0.35 0.72 $16.18 $33,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.39 0.81 $17.12 $35,620
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.90 1.87 $20.71 $43,090
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,130 0.99 2.06 $14.88 $30,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.47 0.98 $22.26 $46,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 940 0.46 0.96 $13.57 $28,220
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 870 0.89 1.86 $12.67 $26,350
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 830 0.87 1.81 $12.70 $26,420




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)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 340 2.20 4.58 $12.26 $25,500
Jacksonville, NC 90 1.91 3.97 $19.22 $39,980
Dover, DE 110 1.88 3.91 $16.87 $35,090
Grand Junction, CO 100 1.75 3.65 $11.93 $24,810
Columbia, MO 140 1.74 3.62 $9.08 $18,890
Greensboro-High Point, NC 560 1.64 3.42 $11.38 $23,660
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 820 1.64 3.42 $11.00 $22,870
Greenville, NC 110 1.58 3.28 $13.35 $27,770
Fairbanks, AK 50 1.48 3.08 $26.18 $54,450
Anniston-Oxford, AL 60 1.40 2.92 $20.07 $41,750




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)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 100 0.87 1.81 $30.06 $62,520
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 550 0.63 1.31 $29.80 $61,980
Fairbanks, AK 50 1.48 3.08 $26.18 $54,450
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 50 0.30 0.63 $25.26 $52,540
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 70 0.41 0.86 $25.21 $52,440
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $24.61 $51,190
Stockton, CA 50 0.24 0.50 $23.80 $49,510
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 120 0.10 0.21 $23.73 $49,360
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 40 0.17 0.35 $23.53 $48,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.47 0.98 $22.26 $46,300

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 590 3.19 6.64 $14.79 $30,760
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 430 2.49 5.18 $14.28 $29,710
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 330 1.37 2.85 $14.71 $30,600
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 330 1.93 4.03 $12.29 $25,560
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 270 1.70 3.55 $12.58 $26,160

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 590 3.19 6.64 $14.79 $30,760
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 430 2.49 5.18 $14.28 $29,710
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 330 1.93 4.03 $12.29 $25,560
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 270 1.70 3.55 $12.58 $26,160
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 100 1.63 3.39 $19.96 $41,520

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)
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.15 $48,150
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 0.87 1.81 $22.86 $47,550
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 1.08 2.26 $20.81 $43,280
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 100 1.63 3.39 $19.96 $41,520
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 0.79 $19.64 $40,850


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

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

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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