Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
54,160 3.2 % $16.07 $33,430 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.57 $9.51 $14.05 $21.56 $26.20
Annual Wage (2) $17,830 $19,770 $29,230 $44,850 $54,490


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 9,990 0.82 $12.75 $26,520
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 5,850 0.65 $13.84 $28,780
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,000 0.25 $22.34 $46,480
Employment Services 3,260 0.09 $15.39 $32,010
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 3,140 0.96 $12.08 $25,130

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 2,360 2.48 $19.54 $40,640
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 710 2.14 $19.06 $39,650
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 3,140 0.96 $12.08 $25,130
Automobile Dealers 9,990 0.82 $12.75 $26,520
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 5,850 0.65 $13.84 $28,780

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) $26.28 $54,670
Motion Picture and Video Industries 60 0.02 $25.20 $52,420
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 100 0.01 $22.83 $47,480
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,000 0.25 $22.34 $46,480
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.01 $21.63 $44,980


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 6,520 0.42 1.07 $22.80 $47,420
Ohio 5,600 1.06 2.70 $11.24 $23,380
Florida 3,770 0.48 1.21 $13.23 $27,520
New York 3,470 0.39 0.98 $17.50 $36,410
Texas 2,940 0.25 0.65 $17.92 $37,270




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 2,070 1.19 3.03 $12.66 $26,330
Ohio 5,600 1.06 2.70 $11.24 $23,380
District of Columbia 540 0.80 2.04 $24.05 $50,030
Indiana 2,300 0.78 1.99 $13.06 $27,170
Colorado 1,900 0.77 1.97 $12.18 $25,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 110 0.34 0.87 $27.67 $57,550
District of Columbia 540 0.80 2.04 $24.05 $50,030
California 6,520 0.42 1.07 $22.80 $47,420
Maryland 1,170 0.45 1.15 $21.34 $44,390
Hawaii 330 0.54 1.36 $21.33 $44,360





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,980 0.31 0.78 $18.92 $39,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.32 0.80 $31.25 $64,990
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,280 1.17 2.99 $14.02 $29,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.49 1.25 $20.40 $42,430
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,130 0.82 2.09 $10.84 $22,550
Columbus, OH 1,100 1.10 2.79 $11.09 $23,060
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 970 0.52 1.31 $16.53 $34,380
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 870 0.67 1.69 $18.91 $39,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 860 0.46 1.16 $16.92 $35,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 790 0.34 0.86 $18.11 $37,670




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)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 350 2.77 7.06 (8) (8)
Fort Wayne, IN 520 2.51 6.39 $9.34 $19,430
Dover, DE 140 2.21 5.62 $11.07 $23,020
Eugene, OR 250 1.72 4.38 $10.54 $21,920
Jefferson City, MO 120 1.71 4.36 $8.99 $18,700
Grants Pass, OR 40 1.69 4.31 $9.88 $20,560
Homosassa Springs, FL 50 1.55 3.94 $10.49 $21,820
Toledo, OH 440 1.50 3.82 $12.73 $26,480
Medford, OR 120 1.47 3.75 $11.52 $23,970
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 60 1.37 3.49 $9.01 $18,750




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 1,300 0.32 0.80 $31.25 $64,990
Anchorage, AK 70 0.38 0.97 $27.14 $56,450
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.42 $52,870
Bakersfield, CA 50 0.18 0.45 $25.19 $52,390
Urban Honolulu, HI 200 0.44 1.13 $24.83 $51,650
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $23.78 $49,460
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 600 0.59 1.49 $23.19 $48,230
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 760 0.58 1.48 $23.04 $47,930
Duluth, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $22.78 $47,380
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 310 0.30 0.77 $22.71 $47,240

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 400 1.20 3.07 $9.46 $19,670
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 310 1.24 3.16 $9.51 $19,780
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 1.76 4.49 $12.09 $25,160
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 170 1.10 2.81 $16.16 $33,610
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.58 1.48 $14.83 $30,850

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 240 1.76 4.49 $12.09 $25,160
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.49 3.79 $14.99 $31,190
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 310 1.24 3.16 $9.51 $19,780
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 400 1.20 3.07 $9.46 $19,670
North Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 1.13 2.87 $11.32 $23,550

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.68 $53,420
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.50 $22.01 $45,780
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.82 $43,300
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 1.94 $20.67 $43,000
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 0.71 $20.20 $42,010


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.

(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