Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
39,890 7.0 % $17.28 $35,940 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.55 $11.64 $16.25 $21.69 $26.58
Annual Wage (2) $19,870 $24,220 $33,790 $45,110 $55,290


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 14,430 3.55 $18.96 $39,440
Support Activities for Air Transportation 10,600 6.10 $15.61 $32,460
Automobile Dealers 1,390 0.12 $14.24 $29,620
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,270 0.02 $18.01 $37,450
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,190 0.01 $11.82 $24,580

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 10,600 6.10 $15.61 $32,460
Scheduled Air Transportation 14,430 3.55 $18.96 $39,440
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 490 1.31 $16.96 $35,270
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 130 0.93 $10.18 $21,180
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 770 0.80 $15.78 $32,830

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 130 0.03 $26.12 $54,320
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 130 0.44 $24.17 $50,270
Support Activities for Water Transportation 340 0.36 $23.47 $48,810
General Freight Trucking 590 0.06 $21.38 $44,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) (8) $21.05 $43,780


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 5,810 0.38 1.30 $17.27 $35,920
Illinois 4,390 0.76 2.58 $20.34 $42,300
Texas 3,660 0.33 1.10 $15.70 $32,660
Florida 2,130 0.28 0.94 $16.51 $34,330
Virginia 1,690 0.46 1.56 $20.20 $42,020




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)
Hawaii 1,440 2.36 7.98 $18.82 $39,150
Alaska 370 1.15 3.89 $22.25 $46,280
Illinois 4,390 0.76 2.58 $20.34 $42,300
Nevada 840 0.71 2.40 $21.93 $45,610
District of Columbia 410 0.60 2.04 $19.45 $40,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 370 1.15 3.89 $22.25 $46,280
Nevada 840 0.71 2.40 $21.93 $45,610
Utah 190 0.15 0.49 $21.63 $44,990
Arkansas 230 0.20 0.68 $21.03 $43,740
Pennsylvania 270 0.05 0.16 $20.74 $43,140





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 3,970 1.06 3.59 $20.49 $42,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,800 0.44 1.51 $17.07 $35,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.65 2.19 $20.66 $42,970
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,160 1.07 3.63 $17.98 $37,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 790 0.44 1.49 $19.95 $41,500
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.14 0.47 $19.90 $41,390
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 680 0.51 1.74 $16.43 $34,170
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 570 0.66 2.24 $21.64 $45,000
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 530 0.58 1.98 $10.57 $21,990
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 500 0.40 1.34 $15.13 $31,470




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 260 1.45 4.92 $23.28 $48,430
Clarksville, TN-KY 110 1.29 4.36 $11.94 $24,840
Monroe, LA 80 1.11 3.76 $9.15 $19,040
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,160 1.07 3.63 $17.98 $37,400
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,970 1.06 3.59 $20.49 $42,620
Baton Rouge, LA 340 0.89 3.01 $9.64 $20,060
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 60 0.87 2.93 $12.83 $26,680
Rockford, IL 110 0.74 2.50 $18.51 $38,500
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 570 0.66 2.24 $21.64 $45,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.65 2.19 $20.66 $42,970




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 0.19 0.65 $25.84 $53,760
Lexington-Fayette, KY 30 0.12 0.40 $23.30 $48,470
Anchorage, AK 260 1.45 4.92 $23.28 $48,430
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $23.02 $47,880
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.42 1.43 $22.96 $47,760
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.26 0.89 $22.27 $46,320
Fresno, CA 40 0.12 0.40 $21.84 $45,430
Bloomington-Normal, IL (8) (8) (8) $21.64 $45,010
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 570 0.66 2.24 $21.64 $45,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.65 2.19 $20.66 $42,970

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 400 2.46 8.33 $14.12 $29,370
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.34 4.54 $12.98 $27,000
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 1.13 3.82 $18.34 $38,150
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 1.00 3.38 $20.49 $42,610
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 2.01 $10.96 $22,790

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 400 2.46 8.33 $14.12 $29,370
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.34 4.54 $12.98 $27,000
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 1.13 3.82 $18.34 $38,150
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 1.00 3.38 $20.49 $42,610
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area 70 0.84 2.85 $9.28 $19,310

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 0.58 1.97 $25.30 $52,620
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 1.00 3.38 $20.49 $42,610
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.66 2.23 $20.19 $41,980
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.47 $40,490
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 1.13 3.82 $18.34 $38,150


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