Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
3,670 7.2 % $26.51 $55,150 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.66 $17.33 $23.77 $36.24 $44.58
Annual Wage (2) $28,400 $36,050 $49,430 $75,370 $92,720


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)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,110 1.01 $30.55 $63,540
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 930 0.29 $23.88 $49,670
Utility System Construction 640 0.13 $25.02 $52,040
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 530 0.09 $25.24 $52,490
Nonresidential Building Construction 150 0.02 $25.42 $52,870

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 1,110 1.01 $30.55 $63,540
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 930 0.29 $23.88 $49,670
Utility System Construction 640 0.13 $25.02 $52,040
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 530 0.09 $25.24 $52,490
Nonresidential Building Construction 150 0.02 $25.42 $52,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $31.18 $64,850
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,110 1.01 $30.55 $63,540
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (8) (8) $27.03 $56,220
Nonresidential Building Construction 150 0.02 $25.42 $52,870
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 530 0.09 $25.24 $52,490


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)
Texas 530 0.05 1.72 $23.43 $48,740
California 520 0.03 1.26 $35.42 $73,670
Louisiana 460 0.24 8.87 $18.04 $37,520
New Jersey 240 0.06 2.35 $33.60 $69,890
Florida 240 0.03 1.16 $23.85 $49,610




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 220 0.68 25.47 $27.83 $57,890
Louisiana 460 0.24 8.87 $18.04 $37,520
Oklahoma 110 0.07 2.52 $18.98 $39,470
New Jersey 240 0.06 2.35 $33.60 $69,890
Texas 530 0.05 1.72 $23.43 $48,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 520 0.03 1.26 $35.42 $73,670
Washington 90 0.03 1.16 $35.06 $72,930
Massachusetts 110 0.03 1.23 $34.86 $72,510
New Jersey 240 0.06 2.35 $33.60 $69,890
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $32.43 $67,460





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 260 0.09 3.32 $22.60 $47,010
Lake Charles, LA 180 1.85 69.57 $19.64 $40,840
Anchorage, AK 150 0.83 31.03 $30.72 $63,890
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.02 0.65 $31.19 $64,880
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 110 0.10 3.63 $28.62 $59,520
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 3.73 $40.40 $84,040
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.08 3.10 $38.25 $79,560
Jacksonville, FL 90 0.14 5.38 $17.50 $36,410
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.09 3.56 $20.19 $42,000
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.04 1.40 $21.69 $45,110




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)
Lake Charles, LA 180 1.85 69.57 $19.64 $40,840
Anchorage, AK 150 0.83 31.03 $30.72 $63,890
Eugene, OR 50 0.32 12.21 $26.87 $55,890
Jacksonville, FL 90 0.14 5.38 $17.50 $36,410
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 3.73 $40.40 $84,040
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 110 0.10 3.63 $28.62 $59,520
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.09 3.56 $20.19 $42,000
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 260 0.09 3.32 $22.60 $47,010
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.08 3.10 $38.25 $79,560
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.04 1.40 $21.69 $45,110




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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 3.73 $40.40 $84,040
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.08 3.10 $38.25 $79,560
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $34.73 $72,240
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $32.82 $68,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.00 $66,560
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.02 0.65 $31.19 $64,880
Anchorage, AK 150 0.83 31.03 $30.72 $63,890
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 110 0.10 3.63 $28.62 $59,520
Corpus Christi, TX (8) (8) (8) $27.84 $57,900
Eugene, OR 50 0.32 12.21 $26.87 $55,890


About May 2015 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016