Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other

All transportation workers 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)
37,900 5.7 % $18.52 $38,520 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.68 $12.26 $17.74 $23.99 $28.46
Annual Wage (2) $20,140 $25,500 $36,890 $49,910 $59,190


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)
Scheduled Air Transportation 13,300 3.21 $21.50 $44,730
Support Activities for Air Transportation 10,360 5.62 $15.83 $32,930
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,480 0.02 $11.56 $24,040
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,250 0.02 $17.27 $35,930
Automobile Dealers 920 0.07 $15.38 $31,980

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 Air Transportation 10,360 5.62 $15.83 $32,930
Scheduled Air Transportation 13,300 3.21 $21.50 $44,730
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 630 1.59 $16.59 $34,510
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 900 0.92 $15.43 $32,080
Other Support Activities for Transportation 170 0.55 $18.76 $39,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 250 0.25 $30.64 $63,740
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 190 0.04 $26.90 $55,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) (8) $23.24 $48,350
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 40 0.01 $22.89 $47,600
General Freight Trucking 600 0.06 $22.14 $46,040


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 5,630 0.36 1.32 $18.51 $38,500
Texas 3,290 0.28 1.03 $22.63 $47,070
Florida 2,600 0.33 1.19 $18.13 $37,710
Virginia 1,690 0.46 1.67 $20.23 $42,070
Georgia 1,190 0.29 1.06 $14.42 $29,990




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 670 2.04 7.43 $18.95 $39,410
Hawaii 1,080 1.74 6.34 $20.81 $43,280
District of Columbia 410 0.60 2.18 $20.19 $41,980
Nevada 610 0.50 1.81 $22.17 $46,120
Virginia 1,690 0.46 1.67 $20.23 $42,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 3,290 0.28 1.03 $22.63 $47,070
Nevada 610 0.50 1.81 $22.17 $46,120
Massachusetts 760 0.23 0.82 $20.89 $43,450
Hawaii 1,080 1.74 6.34 $20.81 $43,280
Maryland 500 0.19 0.70 $20.67 $42,990





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,890 0.46 1.68 $18.01 $37,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.62 2.26 (8) (8)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,210 1.19 4.32 $18.78 $39,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,080 0.44 1.59 $14.60 $30,360
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.16 0.59 $19.24 $40,020
Urban Honolulu, HI 760 1.67 6.07 $23.24 $48,340
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 690 0.89 3.22 $19.08 $39,680
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 680 0.38 1.40 $20.83 $43,330
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 610 0.45 1.64 $18.23 $37,910
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 480 0.53 1.94 $21.17 $44,040




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)
Anchorage, AK 370 2.08 7.56 $19.39 $40,330
Urban Honolulu, HI 760 1.67 6.07 $23.24 $48,340
Clarksville, TN-KY 110 1.38 5.01 $11.72 $24,370
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,210 1.19 4.32 $18.78 $39,060
Baton Rouge, LA 410 1.05 3.82 $9.50 $19,760
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 190 1.03 3.74 (8) (8)
Monroe, LA 80 1.01 3.69 $9.18 $19,100
Panama City, FL 70 0.91 3.32 $13.15 $27,340
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 690 0.89 3.22 $19.08 $39,680
Lafayette, LA 150 0.70 2.56 $10.98 $22,830




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)
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 60 0.20 0.71 $26.62 $55,360
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.29 1.06 $26.51 $55,140
Lexington-Fayette, KY 40 0.15 0.55 $23.98 $49,890
Urban Honolulu, HI 760 1.67 6.07 $23.24 $48,340
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 0.64 $22.62 $47,060
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 50 0.21 0.77 $22.46 $46,720
Bloomington, IL (8) (8) (8) $22.21 $46,200
Mobile, AL 90 0.56 2.03 $22.03 $45,830
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (8) (8) (8) $21.88 $45,520
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 290 0.22 0.80 $21.67 $45,080

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)
Northwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 180 2.24 8.16 (8) (8)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.15 4.17 (8) (8)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 160 2.07 7.55 $18.26 $37,980
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.86 6.78 $14.07 $29,270
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.78 2.85 $16.76 $34,870

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)
Northwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 180 2.24 8.16 (8) (8)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 160 2.07 7.55 $18.26 $37,980
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.86 6.78 $14.07 $29,270
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.15 4.17 (8) (8)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 70 1.08 3.94 $9.01 $18,740

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 Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.67 2.45 $25.85 $53,760
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 0.99 3.59 $22.81 $47,450
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 160 2.07 7.55 $18.26 $37,980
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 1.91 $17.61 $36,640
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.78 2.85 $16.76 $34,870


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