Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators

Operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers.


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)
3,800 6.3 % $26.67 $55,480 3.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.85 $17.91 $23.31 $34.33 $42.44
Annual Wage (2) $28,810 $37,260 $48,480 $71,400 $88,270


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)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,210 0.40 $26.16 $54,400
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 950 0.95 $29.61 $61,590
Utility System Construction 580 0.14 $25.87 $53,820
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 350 0.06 $27.92 $58,070
Nonresidential Building Construction 280 0.04 $23.34 $48,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 950 0.95 $29.61 $61,590
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,210 0.40 $26.16 $54,400
Utility System Construction 580 0.14 $25.87 $53,820
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 70 0.08 $34.27 $71,280
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 350 0.06 $27.92 $58,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 70 0.08 $34.27 $71,280
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 950 0.95 $29.61 $61,590
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 350 0.06 $27.92 $58,070
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,210 0.40 $26.16 $54,400
Utility System Construction 580 0.14 $25.87 $53,820


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)
Louisiana 630 0.34 11.60 $19.00 $39,510
California 430 0.03 1.02 $36.63 $76,200
Texas 300 0.03 0.96 $20.72 $43,090
Florida 280 0.04 1.32 $21.03 $43,740
New York 200 0.02 0.82 (8) (8)




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)
Louisiana 630 0.34 11.60 $19.00 $39,510
Alaska 60 0.20 6.87 $33.25 $69,160
Utah 180 0.15 5.19 $21.63 $44,980
Oregon 150 0.09 3.25 $29.63 $61,620
West Virginia 50 0.07 2.56 $26.69 $55,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 430 0.03 1.02 $36.63 $76,200
Massachusetts 30 0.01 0.36 $35.46 $73,760
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.88 $34.23 $71,200
Alaska 60 0.20 6.87 $33.25 $69,160
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $32.26 $67,100





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 Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 300 0.58 19.94 $17.04 $35,440
Baton Rouge, LA 210 0.57 19.55 $21.11 $43,910
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.18 6.11 $39.03 $81,180
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 5.64 $21.60 $44,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.87 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 3.17 $31.04 $64,560
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 120 0.05 1.56 $18.87 $39,240
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 100 0.14 4.90 $18.82 $39,140
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 100 0.62 21.16 $21.45 $44,610
Anchorage, AK 60 0.33 11.25 $32.28 $67,150




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)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 100 0.62 21.16 $21.45 $44,610
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 300 0.58 19.94 $17.04 $35,440
Pascagoula, MS 30 0.57 19.51 $20.74 $43,140
Baton Rouge, LA 210 0.57 19.55 $21.11 $43,910
Anchorage, AK 60 0.33 11.25 $32.28 $67,150
Mobile, AL 40 0.23 7.95 $20.41 $42,450
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.18 6.11 $39.03 $81,180
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 5.64 $21.60 $44,930
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 100 0.14 4.90 $18.82 $39,140
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 3.17 $31.04 $64,560




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)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.18 6.11 $39.03 $81,180
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.77 $78,570
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $34.49 $71,750
Anchorage, AK 60 0.33 11.25 $32.28 $67,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 3.17 $31.04 $64,560
Pittsburgh, PA 30 0.03 1.01 $29.49 $61,330
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.76 $29.32 $60,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.64 $24.52 $51,000
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $23.77 $49,450
Baltimore-Towson, MD 50 0.04 1.32 $22.41 $46,620

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)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 20.57 $25.58 $53,200

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)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 20.57 $25.58 $53,200

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)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 20.57 $25.58 $53,200


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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