Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators

Operate or tend hoists or winches to lift and pull loads using power-operated cable equipment. Excludes "Crane and Tower Operators" (53-7021).


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)
3,050 6.2 % $22.94 $47,710 4.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.06 $14.49 $19.21 $32.45 $39.51
Annual Wage (2) $25,090 $30,140 $39,960 $67,490 $82,170


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 Water Transportation 510 0.56 $32.37 $67,330
Support Activities for Mining 210 0.06 $19.20 $39,950
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 170 0.04 $31.89 $66,330
Printing and Related Support Activities 170 0.04 $18.52 $38,520
Logging 170 0.35 $17.71 $36,840

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 510 0.56 $32.37 $67,330
Logging 170 0.35 $17.71 $36,840
Coal Mining 90 0.11 $20.89 $43,450
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 90 0.10 (8) (8)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 60 0.06 $15.88 $33,030

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 510 0.56 $32.37 $67,330
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 170 0.04 $31.89 $66,330
Specialized Freight Trucking (8) (8) $26.22 $54,540
Coal Mining 90 0.11 $20.89 $43,450
Support Activities for Mining 210 0.06 $19.20 $39,950


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)
Illinois 280 0.05 2.15 $36.35 $75,620
Pennsylvania 230 0.04 1.78 $16.53 $34,380
California 220 0.02 0.65 $27.16 $56,490
Wisconsin 210 0.08 3.37 $17.92 $37,270
Louisiana 210 0.11 4.80 $26.86 $55,880




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)
Oregon 200 0.12 5.31 $20.85 $43,370
Louisiana 210 0.11 4.80 $26.86 $55,880
West Virginia 70 0.10 4.30 $18.00 $37,430
Wisconsin 210 0.08 3.37 $17.92 $37,270
Maine 50 0.08 3.39 $29.75 $61,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 280 0.05 2.15 $36.35 $75,620
Michigan 80 0.02 0.88 $30.34 $63,110
Washington 140 0.05 2.14 $30.11 $62,630
Maine 50 0.08 3.39 $29.75 $61,870
Virginia (8) (8) (8) $29.43 $61,220





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 230 0.06 2.66 $40.69 $84,640
Pittsburgh, PA 90 0.08 3.24 $17.97 $37,370
Baltimore-Towson, MD 60 0.05 2.11 $14.05 $29,220
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 2.60 $29.68 $61,740
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.84 $28.90 $60,110
Green Bay, WI 40 0.25 10.64 (8) (8)
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.35 14.82 $19.73 $41,040




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)
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.35 14.82 $19.73 $41,040
Green Bay, WI 40 0.25 10.64 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 90 0.08 3.24 $17.97 $37,370
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 2.60 $29.68 $61,740
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 2.66 $40.69 $84,640
Baltimore-Towson, MD 60 0.05 2.11 $14.05 $29,220
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.84 $28.90 $60,110




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 2.66 $40.69 $84,640
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $32.74 $68,110
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 2.60 $29.68 $61,740
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.84 $28.90 $60,110
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.14 $58,540
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.35 14.82 $19.73 $41,040
Pittsburgh, PA 90 0.08 3.24 $17.97 $37,370
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA (8) (8) (8) $15.86 $32,980
Baltimore-Towson, MD 60 0.05 2.11 $14.05 $29,220

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 9.09 $21.72 $45,170

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 9.09 $21.72 $45,170

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 9.09 $21.72 $45,170
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.43 $36,250
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.42 $36,240
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.35 $36,090


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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