Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other

All material moving 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)
28,370 4.0 % $18.76 $39,020 3.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.58 $11.49 $16.90 $24.39 $32.42
Annual Wage (2) $19,930 $23,890 $35,160 $50,730 $67,440


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)
Scheduled Air Transportation 4,510 1.10 $15.71 $32,680
Support Activities for Water Transportation 4,000 4.43 $28.92 $60,140
Employment Services 2,320 0.08 $15.56 $32,350
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,700 0.03 $16.60 $34,520
Warehousing and Storage 1,340 0.21 $17.34 $36,060

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 Water Transportation 4,000 4.43 $28.92 $60,140
Scheduled Air Transportation 4,510 1.10 $15.71 $32,680
Natural Gas Distribution 250 0.24 $30.76 $63,990
Warehousing and Storage 1,340 0.21 $17.34 $36,060
Other Support Activities for Transportation 60 0.21 $10.97 $22,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 250 0.24 $30.76 $63,990
Support Activities for Water Transportation 4,000 4.43 $28.92 $60,140
Metal Ore Mining 50 0.14 $26.65 $55,420
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 330 0.08 $26.25 $54,600
Rail Transportation 460 0.20 $25.17 $52,360


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 4,510 0.32 1.45 $24.34 $50,640
Florida 1,810 0.25 1.14 $19.81 $41,210
Texas 1,580 0.15 0.69 $18.92 $39,360
Georgia 1,420 0.37 1.69 $13.41 $27,890
New York 1,310 0.16 0.70 $20.38 $42,390




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 430 1.36 6.16 $26.46 $55,030
New Hampshire 510 0.85 3.83 $12.83 $26,690
North Dakota 250 0.68 3.09 $19.24 $40,020
Oregon 940 0.59 2.68 $19.24 $40,020
Louisiana 930 0.50 2.28 $16.42 $34,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 430 1.36 6.16 $26.46 $55,030
California 4,510 0.32 1.45 $24.34 $50,640
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $23.47 $48,820
Indiana 240 0.09 0.40 $23.41 $48,700
Hawaii 170 0.29 1.29 $22.07 $45,900





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 York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.28 1.25 $18.75 $39,010
Jacksonville, FL 670 1.17 5.29 $28.77 $59,830
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 650 0.66 3.00 $22.11 $45,990
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 540 0.55 2.50 $16.22 $33,740
Baltimore-Towson, MD 490 0.39 1.78 $21.07 $43,830
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 480 0.50 2.26 $22.16 $46,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 470 0.23 1.05 $19.31 $40,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 460 0.41 1.84 $20.29 $42,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 450 0.17 0.79 $19.60 $40,770
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 430 0.26 1.15 $18.79 $39,090




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)
Medford, OR 110 1.51 6.84 $15.43 $32,100
Anchorage, AK 220 1.31 5.94 $27.03 $56,230
Jacksonville, FL 670 1.17 5.29 $28.77 $59,830
Pine Bluff, AR 40 1.09 4.94 $16.59 $34,500
Sheboygan, WI 60 1.01 4.58 $13.91 $28,920
Wausau, WI 60 0.89 4.00 $10.44 $21,710
Baton Rouge, LA 300 0.85 3.84 $16.43 $34,180
Fond du Lac, WI 30 0.80 3.64 $10.22 $21,260
Anniston-Oxford, AL 40 0.78 3.51 $19.80 $41,190
Spokane, WA 150 0.77 3.50 $12.93 $26,890




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)
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.62 2.81 $32.26 $67,110
Jacksonville, FL 670 1.17 5.29 $28.77 $59,830
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.30 $58,870
Anchorage, AK 220 1.31 5.94 $27.03 $56,230
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 50 0.20 0.90 $24.21 $50,360
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 0.26 1.18 $23.76 $49,410
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.08 0.34 $23.18 $48,220
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 480 0.50 2.26 $22.16 $46,090
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 650 0.66 3.00 $22.11 $45,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 210 0.24 1.07 $21.72 $45,180

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 2.47 11.16 $25.98 $54,040
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 180 5.17 23.40 $11.48 $23,880
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.63 2.84 $12.13 $25,240
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.00 4.51 $11.52 $23,950
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 2.63 $23.71 $49,310

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)
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 180 5.17 23.40 $11.48 $23,880
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 2.47 11.16 $25.98 $54,040
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.00 4.51 $11.52 $23,950
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.81 3.66 $12.27 $25,520
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 90 0.70 3.16 $11.86 $24,670

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 180 2.47 11.16 $25.98 $54,040
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.08 $23.75 $49,400
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 2.63 $23.71 $49,310
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.66 3.00 $22.78 $47,380
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 2.88 $18.65 $38,790


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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