Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
36,190 7.8 % $16.50 $34,330 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.34 $11.21 $14.84 $20.76 $25.53
Annual Wage (2) $19,420 $23,320 $30,870 $43,180 $53,100


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 11,870 2.84 $16.89 $35,140
Support Activities for Air Transportation 8,710 5.44 $14.71 $30,610
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,520 0.03 $17.02 $35,400
Automobile Dealers 1,340 0.12 $11.84 $24,620
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 980 0.05 $20.25 $42,110

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 8,710 5.44 $14.71 $30,610
Scheduled Air Transportation 11,870 2.84 $16.89 $35,140
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 40 1.99 $13.80 $28,710
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 750 1.83 $17.63 $36,670
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 180 1.33 $10.00 $20,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Freight Trucking 770 0.08 $20.26 $42,140
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 980 0.05 $20.25 $42,110
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 170 0.03 $19.93 $41,450
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing (8) (8) $19.10 $39,730
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 80 0.31 $19.10 $39,730


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 5,840 0.41 1.47 $18.94 $39,400
Illinois 4,350 0.77 2.78 $17.36 $36,110
Virginia 1,960 0.54 1.96 $16.97 $35,300
Florida 1,210 0.17 0.60 $15.21 $31,640
New Jersey 1,070 0.28 1.02 $18.78 $39,070




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 500 1.58 5.68 $19.69 $40,960
Hawaii 610 1.04 3.73 $16.77 $34,880
Nevada 1,000 0.88 3.19 $19.92 $41,440
Illinois 4,350 0.77 2.78 $17.36 $36,110
District of Columbia 450 0.68 2.46 $19.15 $39,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 60 0.03 0.11 $20.66 $42,960
Washington 880 0.32 1.15 $20.52 $42,680
Pennsylvania 240 0.04 0.16 $20.50 $42,640
Nevada 1,000 0.88 3.19 $19.92 $41,440
Alaska 500 1.58 5.68 $19.69 $40,960





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 3,550 0.98 3.51 $17.99 $37,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,990 0.52 1.85 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.80 2.86 $17.22 $35,810
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 790 0.79 2.84 $19.35 $40,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 690 0.30 1.09 $12.25 $25,470
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 650 0.13 0.45 $17.91 $37,260
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 630 0.50 1.80 $15.54 $32,320
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 580 0.34 1.22 $14.90 $31,000
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 540 0.67 2.40 $20.25 $42,130
Honolulu, HI 510 1.17 4.22 $16.86 $35,070




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 330 1.92 6.90 $18.44 $38,360
Honolulu, HI 510 1.17 4.22 $16.86 $35,070
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,550 0.98 3.51 $17.99 $37,430
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 260 0.89 3.20 $17.70 $36,820
Spokane, WA 170 0.86 3.09 $24.63 $51,240
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 60 0.82 2.94 $10.94 $22,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.80 2.86 $17.22 $35,810
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 790 0.79 2.84 $19.35 $40,240
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 540 0.67 2.40 $20.25 $42,130
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 470 0.58 2.10 $13.88 $28,860




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 90 0.35 1.25 $31.38 $65,260
Spokane, WA 170 0.86 3.09 $24.63 $51,240
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 50 0.23 0.83 $24.16 $50,260
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (8) (8) (8) $22.71 $47,240
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $22.62 $47,060
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.39 1.40 $22.51 $46,820
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 410 0.43 1.55 $20.62 $42,890
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 540 0.67 2.40 $20.25 $42,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.08 0.27 $19.87 $41,330
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 790 0.79 2.84 $19.35 $40,240

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 Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 390 10.69 38.48 (8) (8)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.90 3.25 $12.13 $25,230
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 2.37 $16.30 $33,900
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 1.35 4.86 $22.19 $46,160
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 1.32 $15.84 $32,950

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 Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 390 10.69 38.48 (8) (8)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.89 6.79 $21.03 $43,730
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 1.35 4.86 $22.19 $46,160
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.91 3.27 $22.38 $46,550
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.90 3.25 $12.13 $25,230

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)
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.54 1.93 $22.52 $46,840
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.91 3.27 $22.38 $46,550
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 1.35 4.86 $22.19 $46,160
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.89 6.79 $21.03 $43,730
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 1.87 $18.54 $38,570


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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