Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
40,290 8.3 % $16.54 $34,400 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.51 $11.36 $15.44 $20.75 $24.19
Annual Wage (2) $19,780 $23,630 $32,110 $43,160 $50,310


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 15,280 3.68 $17.63 $36,670
Support Activities for Air Transportation 9,710 5.87 $15.03 $31,260
Automobile Dealers 1,630 0.15 $12.68 $26,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,470 0.03 $17.34 $36,060
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 930 0.97 $15.30 $31,820

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 9,710 5.87 $15.03 $31,260
Scheduled Air Transportation 15,280 3.68 $17.63 $36,670
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 50 2.02 $14.68 $30,530
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 630 1.64 $15.91 $33,080
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 170 1.23 $10.92 $22,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 230 0.05 $24.75 $51,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $24.22 $50,380
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $23.67 $49,230
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 70 0.24 $22.17 $46,120
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing (8) (8) $21.13 $43,940


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 6,450 0.44 1.44 $16.06 $33,400
Illinois 5,120 0.90 2.95 $18.70 $38,900
Virginia 1,570 0.43 1.42 $18.26 $37,970
Florida 1,300 0.17 0.57 $15.36 $31,940
Hawaii 1,150 1.91 6.28 $20.87 $43,410




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)
Hawaii 1,150 1.91 6.28 $20.87 $43,410
Alaska 470 1.47 4.84 $22.03 $45,820
Illinois 5,120 0.90 2.95 $18.70 $38,900
Nevada 890 0.77 2.53 $20.04 $41,690
District of Columbia 420 0.63 2.08 $19.09 $39,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 470 1.47 4.84 $22.03 $45,820
Arkansas 240 0.21 0.68 $21.00 $43,680
Hawaii 1,150 1.91 6.28 $20.87 $43,410
South Carolina 50 0.02 0.08 $20.74 $43,130
Oklahoma 30 0.02 0.07 $20.74 $43,130





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,320 1.17 3.84 $19.30 $40,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,790 0.45 1.49 $16.69 $34,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.63 2.07 $18.54 $38,560
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,250 1.20 3.94 $17.05 $35,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.14 0.47 $17.45 $36,290
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 730 0.61 2.01 $13.22 $27,510
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 710 0.55 1.82 $15.63 $32,500
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 700 0.40 1.31 $19.06 $39,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 620 0.27 0.89 $11.54 $24,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 520 0.29 0.97 $12.83 $26,680




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 270 1.55 5.11 $23.79 $49,490
Clarksville, TN-KY 110 1.33 4.36 $11.75 $24,450
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,250 1.20 3.94 $17.05 $35,460
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,320 1.17 3.84 $19.30 $40,150
Monroe, LA 80 1.06 3.49 $8.73 $18,160
Baton Rouge, LA 360 0.98 3.24 $10.29 $21,400
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 200 0.70 2.29 $14.62 $30,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.63 2.07 $18.54 $38,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 730 0.61 2.01 $13.22 $27,510
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 40 0.58 1.91 $14.40 $29,950




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)
Anchorage, AK 270 1.55 5.11 $23.79 $49,490
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 100 0.47 1.55 $22.56 $46,910
Bloomington-Normal, IL (8) (8) (8) $21.24 $44,190
Mobile, AL (8) (8) (8) $21.05 $43,790
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 130 0.26 0.84 $20.63 $42,910
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (8) (8) (8) $20.57 $42,780
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 420 0.50 1.66 $19.99 $41,580
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.86 $41,310
Fresno, CA 70 0.22 0.74 $19.80 $41,180
Rockford, IL (8) (8) (8) $19.72 $41,020

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)
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 410 11.21 36.88 $20.12 $41,850
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.51 4.97 $19.81 $41,200
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 2.26 7.43 $18.12 $37,690
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 1.44 $13.60 $28,280
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.16 0.54 $10.21 $21,230

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 Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 410 11.21 36.88 $20.12 $41,850
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 2.26 7.43 $18.12 $37,690
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.51 4.97 $19.81 $41,200
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 1.98 $23.86 $49,630
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 1.44 $13.60 $28,280

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 0.60 1.98 $23.86 $49,630
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 410 11.21 36.88 $20.12 $41,850
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.51 4.97 $19.81 $41,200
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 2.26 7.43 $18.12 $37,690
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.48 $34,280


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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