Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders

Control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.


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)
38,830 2.3 % $16.35 $34,020 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.41 $12.57 $15.01 $18.73 $25.22
Annual Wage (2) $21,660 $26,150 $31,220 $38,950 $52,450


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)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 5,300 7.02 $14.74 $30,670
Warehousing and Storage 2,330 0.32 $14.86 $30,920
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,810 0.60 $14.26 $29,650
Coal Mining 1,320 1.79 $24.94 $51,870
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,120 0.23 $13.97 $29,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 5,300 7.02 $14.74 $30,670
Coal Mining 1,320 1.79 $24.94 $51,870
Grain and Oilseed Milling 860 1.46 $16.84 $35,040
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 980 1.11 $14.02 $29,170
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 130 1.00 $17.97 $37,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 90 (7) $26.83 $55,810
Metal Ore Mining 40 0.09 $26.33 $54,770
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 70 0.02 $25.40 $52,830
Coal Mining 1,320 1.79 $24.94 $51,870
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 240 0.25 $23.93 $49,780


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)
Tennessee 3,910 1.42 4.95 $15.29 $31,800
Texas 2,780 0.25 0.86 $15.57 $32,380
California 2,630 0.17 0.61 $18.06 $37,570
Ohio 1,850 0.36 1.24 $14.94 $31,080
Missouri 1,780 0.67 2.32 $16.53 $34,390




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)
Nebraska 1,490 1.58 5.50 $14.08 $29,280
Tennessee 3,910 1.42 4.95 $15.29 $31,800
South Dakota 560 1.36 4.72 $14.16 $29,450
Kansas 1,670 1.23 4.27 $14.47 $30,110
North Dakota 520 1.18 4.11 $16.70 $34,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 50 0.04 0.13 $26.25 $54,600
Wyoming 50 0.18 0.63 $25.80 $53,660
West Virginia 660 0.93 3.23 $24.02 $49,960
Kentucky 1,170 0.64 2.24 $21.18 $44,060
Colorado 610 0.26 0.90 $20.19 $41,990





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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 860 0.66 2.28 $17.65 $36,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 550 0.23 0.80 $14.46 $30,080
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 530 0.18 0.64 $15.12 $31,460
Kansas City, MO-KS 420 0.42 1.46 $14.51 $30,180
Columbus, OH 420 0.43 1.51 $14.96 $31,110
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 420 0.33 1.16 $17.22 $35,820
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 410 0.50 1.75 $15.70 $32,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 390 0.21 0.74 $17.77 $36,960
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 380 0.10 0.35 $16.05 $33,390
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 370 0.28 0.98 $22.08 $45,920




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)
St. Joseph, MO-KS 120 2.45 8.54 $16.12 $33,520
Joplin, MO 180 2.26 7.86 $16.45 $34,210
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 90 1.58 5.51 $17.34 $36,060
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 70 1.36 4.73 $16.33 $33,960
Fond du Lac, WI 60 1.30 4.51 $14.94 $31,070
Gainesville, GA 90 1.18 4.10 $12.99 $27,020
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 250 1.15 4.00 $15.90 $33,080
Monroe, MI 40 1.14 3.96 $19.39 $40,320
Goldsboro, NC 40 1.00 3.47 $10.50 $21,830
Evansville, IN-KY 160 0.91 3.17 $20.04 $41,670




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)
Charleston, WV 80 0.56 1.95 $27.19 $56,560
Montgomery, AL 40 0.22 0.78 $22.47 $46,740
Knoxville, TN 110 0.32 1.13 $22.09 $45,940
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 370 0.28 0.98 $22.08 $45,920
Champaign-Urbana, IL 30 0.33 1.16 $21.33 $44,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 370 0.16 0.57 $20.89 $43,450
Stockton, CA 150 0.73 2.53 $20.78 $43,210
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 40 0.03 0.11 $20.47 $42,580
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.13 0.46 $20.47 $42,580
Jacksonville, FL 110 0.19 0.64 $20.09 $41,780

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 1,220 3.15 10.96 $14.19 $29,510
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 490 4.61 16.06 $13.94 $29,000
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 380 2.59 9.00 $14.47 $30,100
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 380 4.08 14.19 $13.64 $28,380
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 300 1.16 4.05 $13.12 $27,280

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)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 490 4.61 16.06 $13.94 $29,000
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 380 4.08 14.19 $13.64 $28,380
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 170 3.55 12.34 $14.29 $29,720
East Central North Dakota 130 3.17 11.04 $15.09 $31,390
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 1,220 3.15 10.96 $14.19 $29,510

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 0.95 3.30 $26.26 $54,620
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 260 2.08 7.23 $26.23 $54,570
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.51 1.78 $25.11 $52,230
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 0.99 3.45 $23.84 $49,580
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.70 2.42 $21.46 $44,630


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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