Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammer and wedges.


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)
3,630 8.1 % $16.51 $34,340 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.11 $12.81 $15.98 $19.51 $23.59
Annual Wage (2) $21,040 $26,650 $33,240 $40,580 $49,060


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,010 3.26 $16.22 $33,730
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 150 1.13 $21.00 $43,670
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.04 $15.74 $32,730
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 70 0.09 $19.37 $40,280
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 40 0.02 $13.59 $28,270

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,010 3.26 $16.22 $33,730
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 150 1.13 $21.00 $43,670
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 70 0.09 $19.37 $40,280
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.04 $15.74 $32,730
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 40 0.02 $13.59 $28,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 150 1.13 $21.00 $43,670
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 70 0.09 $19.37 $40,280
Metal Ore Mining (8) (8) $17.66 $36,730
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,010 3.26 $16.22 $33,730
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.04 $15.74 $32,730


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)
Pennsylvania 500 0.09 3.30 $15.73 $32,720
Texas 340 0.03 1.13 $13.06 $27,150
Virginia 290 0.08 3.01 $17.38 $36,160
Kentucky 240 0.13 4.97 $18.31 $38,090
Missouri 190 0.07 2.58 $14.37 $29,890




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)
Montana 170 0.39 14.50 $13.28 $27,620
Vermont 60 0.18 6.81 $22.65 $47,120
Kentucky 240 0.13 4.97 $18.31 $38,090
Oklahoma 160 0.10 3.79 $16.69 $34,710
Pennsylvania 500 0.09 3.30 $15.73 $32,720




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California (8) (8) (8) $23.96 $49,830
Vermont 60 0.18 6.81 $22.65 $47,120
Washington 140 0.05 1.77 $20.58 $42,820
Tennessee (8) (8) (8) $20.48 $42,600
Utah 30 0.03 1.01 $19.19 $39,910





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 2.73 $16.96 $35,280
Prescott, AZ 70 1.15 42.96 $15.83 $32,920
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 1.03 $18.73 $38,960




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)
Prescott, AZ 70 1.15 42.96 $15.83 $32,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 2.73 $16.96 $35,280
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 1.03 $18.73 $38,960




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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 1.03 $18.73 $38,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 2.73 $16.96 $35,280
Prescott, AZ 70 1.15 42.96 $15.83 $32,920
Athens-Clarke County, GA (8) (8) (8) $15.47 $32,180

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)
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 220 1.54 57.49 $15.88 $33,040
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 160 2.33 86.60 $13.27 $27,610
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 17.84 $13.00 $27,030
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 14.06 $15.76 $32,780
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 17.91 $22.80 $47,420

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 Montana nonmetropolitan area 160 2.33 86.60 $13.27 $27,610
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 220 1.54 57.49 $15.88 $33,040
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 27.76 $19.32 $40,190
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 17.91 $22.80 $47,420
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 17.84 $13.00 $27,030

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 17.91 $22.80 $47,420
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 15.05 $22.46 $46,710
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 27.76 $19.32 $40,190
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.77 $34,890
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 220 1.54 57.49 $15.88 $33,040


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015