Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other

All transportation 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)
30,180 2.5 % $17.42 $36,230 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.32 $11.39 $16.38 $21.60 $27.11
Annual Wage (2) $19,380 $23,690 $34,060 $44,930 $56,390


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 Air Transportation 7,750 4.75 $14.62 $30,400
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,730 0.03 $19.17 $39,870
State Government (OES Designation) 1,000 0.04 $20.05 $41,710
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 960 0.05 $20.12 $41,840
General Freight Trucking 870 0.10 $19.18 $39,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 7,750 4.75 $14.62 $30,400
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 210 1.85 $12.78 $26,570
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 710 0.77 $13.95 $29,020
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 80 0.60 $12.21 $25,400
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 90 0.40 $16.59 $34,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $25.35 $52,720
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 90 0.01 $25.08 $52,160
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 40 0.01 $24.23 $50,400
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 360 0.08 $20.13 $41,870
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 960 0.05 $20.12 $41,840


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)
California 5,100 0.36 1.55 $19.82 $41,220
Illinois 3,870 0.69 2.95 $18.53 $38,540
Texas 2,040 0.20 0.84 $19.69 $40,960
Virginia 1,730 0.49 2.07 $15.94 $33,140
Colorado 1,470 0.68 2.87 $18.40 $38,270




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)
Alaska 530 1.68 7.14 $18.89 $39,290
Hawaii 530 0.92 3.91 $18.51 $38,510
District of Columbia 490 0.76 3.23 $18.55 $38,580
Illinois 3,870 0.69 2.95 $18.53 $38,540
Colorado 1,470 0.68 2.87 $18.40 $38,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 480 0.10 0.41 $20.44 $42,520
South Carolina 50 0.03 0.13 $20.29 $42,210
Pennsylvania 200 0.04 0.15 $20.29 $42,210
Washington 830 0.30 1.29 $19.88 $41,350
California 5,100 0.36 1.55 $19.82 $41,220





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,390 0.95 4.02 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,930 0.84 3.56 $16.52 $34,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,890 0.49 2.10 (8) (8)
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,260 1.05 4.45 $18.83 $39,170
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 680 0.14 0.57 $18.52 $38,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 670 0.33 1.39 $24.09 $50,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 610 0.36 1.51 $13.88 $28,860
Baltimore-Towson, MD 540 0.43 1.82 $21.31 $44,330
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 530 0.43 1.83 $14.90 $30,980
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 500 0.20 0.84 $16.44 $34,190




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)
Anchorage, AK 320 1.89 8.05 $18.47 $38,410
Honolulu, HI 450 1.06 4.49 $18.31 $38,080
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,260 1.05 4.45 $18.83 $39,170
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,390 0.95 4.02 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,930 0.84 3.56 $16.52 $34,370
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 240 0.84 3.57 $17.66 $36,730
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 120 0.78 3.30 $12.61 $26,240
Springfield, IL 70 0.68 2.90 $20.60 $42,850
Spokane, WA 130 0.68 2.91 $22.07 $45,900
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 50 0.67 2.84 $10.90 $22,670




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)
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX (8) (8) (8) $27.55 $57,310
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.33 1.40 $25.96 $53,990
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 110 0.15 0.66 $24.22 $50,380
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 670 0.33 1.39 $24.09 $50,100
Columbus, OH 140 0.15 0.66 $23.50 $48,880
Spokane, WA 130 0.68 2.91 $22.07 $45,900
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $21.73 $45,210
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 80 0.27 1.16 $21.48 $44,680
Baltimore-Towson, MD 540 0.43 1.82 $21.31 $44,330
Springfield, IL 70 0.68 2.90 $20.60 $42,850

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)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.77 3.27 $11.95 $24,850
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.11 13.22 $17.30 $35,990
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.62 2.62 $9.99 $20,780
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.23 5.23 $21.19 $44,080
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.54 2.28 $19.64 $40,850

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.11 13.22 $17.30 $35,990
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.23 5.23 $21.19 $44,080
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.97 4.12 $21.67 $45,070
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.77 3.27 $11.95 $24,850
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.62 2.62 $9.99 $20,780

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)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.97 4.12 $21.67 $45,070
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 2.04 $21.33 $44,370
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.23 5.23 $21.19 $44,080
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 1.42 $20.62 $42,890
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.54 2.28 $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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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