Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
63,200 4.6 % $15.44 $32,110 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.33 $9.29 $13.25 $20.82 $25.67
Annual Wage (2) $17,320 $19,310 $27,570 $43,310 $53,400


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)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 9,210 1.06 $14.29 $29,710
Automobile Dealers 9,100 0.81 $11.82 $24,590
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 6,470 3.64 $13.26 $27,580
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,100 0.25 $21.95 $45,650
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 4,170 1.28 $11.72 $24,370

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 3,930 4.53 $15.54 $32,320
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 6,470 3.64 $13.26 $27,580
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 730 2.63 $18.88 $39,280
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 4,170 1.28 $11.72 $24,370
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 9,210 1.06 $14.29 $29,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 40 0.01 $26.46 $55,040
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 150 0.08 $24.81 $51,610
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,860 0.07 $22.97 $47,780
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $22.78 $47,380
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,100 0.25 $21.95 $45,650


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 10,810 0.73 1.54 $19.12 $39,770
Texas 6,420 0.59 1.23 $15.91 $33,100
New Jersey 3,350 0.88 1.84 $15.55 $32,350
New York 3,170 0.37 0.77 $16.27 $33,850
Ohio 2,940 0.57 1.20 $11.07 $23,020




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 1,650 1.01 2.11 $13.19 $27,440
Indiana 2,690 0.94 1.98 $10.33 $21,480
District of Columbia 610 0.91 1.91 $23.03 $47,900
New Jersey 3,350 0.88 1.84 $15.55 $32,350
Arizona 1,980 0.80 1.68 $13.83 $28,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 130 0.40 0.83 $26.71 $55,550
District of Columbia 610 0.91 1.91 $23.03 $47,900
Oklahoma 490 0.31 0.66 $21.85 $45,460
West Virginia (8) (8) (8) $20.33 $42,290
Kentucky 740 0.41 0.87 $19.84 $41,270





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 2,430 0.46 0.97 $15.30 $31,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.51 1.08 $23.45 $48,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.85 1.78 $16.33 $33,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,800 1.00 2.10 $15.80 $32,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,510 0.85 1.78 $12.76 $26,550
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,470 1.01 2.12 $16.09 $33,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,360 1.13 2.38 $13.66 $28,420
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,320 1.29 2.70 $14.73 $30,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.52 1.09 $20.95 $43,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.32 0.68 $18.78 $39,050




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)
Yuma, AZ 190 3.16 6.63 (8) (8)
Fort Wayne, IN 410 2.03 4.26 $8.66 $18,020
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 220 1.79 3.76 $19.11 $39,760
Grand Junction, CO 90 1.58 3.32 $10.74 $22,330
Toledo, OH 460 1.55 3.26 $11.43 $23,760
Billings, MT 110 1.39 2.91 $9.06 $18,840
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,320 1.29 2.70 $14.73 $30,650
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,170 1.29 2.70 $10.15 $21,110
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 630 1.27 2.65 $12.22 $25,410
Lexington-Fayette, KY 310 1.24 2.61 $22.78 $47,380




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)
Fairbanks, AK 30 0.90 1.89 $27.23 $56,630
Anchorage, AK 80 0.43 0.90 $26.40 $54,910
Stockton, CA 50 0.24 0.51 $24.89 $51,770
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 70 0.85 1.79 $24.67 $51,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.51 1.08 $23.45 $48,770
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 750 0.81 1.70 $22.85 $47,530
Lexington-Fayette, KY 310 1.24 2.61 $22.78 $47,380
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 290 1.00 2.10 $22.69 $47,190
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 770 0.77 1.61 $22.51 $46,830
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $22.04 $45,840

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 1.10 2.30 $10.20 $21,220
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 230 1.23 2.58 $8.74 $18,180
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.49 1.02 $14.07 $29,270
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 1.17 2.45 $8.55 $17,780
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.69 1.45 $9.72 $20,210

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)
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 90 1.47 3.08 $19.50 $40,550
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 1.43 2.99 $8.46 $17,590
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 90 1.39 2.92 $18.83 $39,160
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.29 2.70 $18.14 $37,740
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 230 1.23 2.58 $8.74 $18,180

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 1.09 2.28 $26.56 $55,240
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.78 1.63 $21.89 $45,530
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.33 $42,290
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.05 $41,700
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.74 1.55 $19.57 $40,710


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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