Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other

All motor vehicle operators 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)
58,210 3.2 % $16.02 $33,320 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.48 $9.44 $13.90 $21.59 $26.64
Annual Wage (2) $17,630 $19,630 $28,910 $44,900 $55,410


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)
Automobile Dealers 10,440 0.89 $12.35 $25,680
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 5,720 0.65 $13.84 $28,790
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,020 0.25 $22.16 $46,080
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,850 0.07 $23.38 $48,630
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 3,430 1.04 $11.80 $24,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Road Transportation 3,120 3.43 $16.38 $34,080
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 790 2.59 $18.79 $39,080
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 3,430 1.04 $11.80 $24,540
Automobile Dealers 10,440 0.89 $12.35 $25,680
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 5,720 0.65 $13.84 $28,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $25.40 $52,820
Motion Picture and Video Industries 60 0.02 $24.83 $51,650
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,850 0.07 $23.38 $48,630
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 50 0.04 $22.74 $47,290
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,020 0.25 $22.16 $46,080


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 9,140 0.60 1.40 $20.95 $43,580
New York 3,920 0.44 1.03 $16.53 $34,390
Texas 3,800 0.34 0.78 $16.77 $34,890
Ohio 3,580 0.69 1.60 $10.92 $22,700
Florida 3,430 0.45 1.04 $12.83 $26,700




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 2,230 1.32 3.08 $12.44 $25,880
Indiana 2,980 1.03 2.38 $12.69 $26,390
Montana 370 0.83 1.94 $13.14 $27,340
Colorado 1,930 0.81 1.89 $11.98 $24,930
Nevada 910 0.76 1.77 $12.36 $25,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 120 0.37 0.87 $27.08 $56,320
Oklahoma (8) (8) (8) $21.99 $45,730
Kentucky 780 0.43 1.00 $21.50 $44,710
Illinois 1,080 0.19 0.43 $21.32 $44,340
California 9,140 0.60 1.40 $20.95 $43,580





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 York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,960 0.36 0.85 $18.27 $38,000
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,580 1.50 3.47 $13.55 $28,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.37 0.87 $26.85 $55,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.63 1.45 $17.38 $36,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.56 1.29 $20.78 $43,230
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,300 0.98 2.27 $11.14 $23,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,210 0.96 2.24 $15.05 $31,300
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,180 0.65 1.50 $13.89 $28,900
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.73 1.68 $18.44 $38,350
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,030 1.10 2.55 $11.07 $23,030




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)
Fort Wayne, IN 500 2.42 5.63 $9.42 $19,590
Dover, DE 140 2.31 5.36 $10.34 $21,510
Toledo, OH 550 1.82 4.21 $11.78 $24,500
Lexington-Fayette, KY 460 1.79 4.15 $23.54 $48,970
San Angelo, TX 80 1.78 4.13 $9.90 $20,600
Billings, MT 140 1.78 4.14 $10.19 $21,200
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 210 1.71 3.98 $19.12 $39,770
Eugene-Springfield, OR 240 1.67 3.87 $9.89 $20,560
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 450 1.53 3.56 $17.61 $36,630
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,580 1.50 3.47 $13.55 $28,180




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.37 0.87 $26.85 $55,850
Anchorage, AK 70 0.40 0.94 $26.84 $55,830
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 690 0.71 1.64 $26.60 $55,320
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 50 0.66 1.54 $25.14 $52,290
Stockton, CA 40 0.21 0.49 $25.13 $52,270
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 250 0.86 1.99 $24.08 $50,090
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.67 1.56 $23.62 $49,130
Lexington-Fayette, KY 460 1.79 4.15 $23.54 $48,970
Tucson, AZ 90 0.25 0.58 $23.29 $48,450
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI (8) (8) (8) $23.26 $48,390

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 340 2.99 6.95 $8.71 $18,110
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 230 0.85 1.97 $9.71 $20,200
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 200 1.09 2.54 $10.06 $20,930
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 180 1.08 2.50 $13.50 $28,080
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.63 1.46 $9.58 $19,920

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 340 2.99 6.95 $8.71 $18,110
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 1.32 3.06 $19.03 $39,590
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.23 2.85 $18.26 $37,970
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 1.10 2.57 $14.54 $30,240
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 200 1.09 2.54 $10.06 $20,930

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.85 1.98 $23.42 $48,710
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 1.57 $22.37 $46,540
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.73 $43,130
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 1.28 $19.68 $40,930
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 1.32 3.06 $19.03 $39,590


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