Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
40,760 2.0 % $15.95 $33,180 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.15 $12.32 $14.70 $18.30 $24.67
Annual Wage (2) $21,120 $25,620 $30,580 $38,060 $51,320


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 4,910 6.62 $14.18 $29,500
Warehousing and Storage 2,470 0.35 $14.67 $30,510
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,690 0.56 $14.27 $29,670
Coal Mining 1,390 1.74 $24.94 $51,880
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 1,280 0.17 $18.06 $37,570

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 4,910 6.62 $14.18 $29,500
Coal Mining 1,390 1.74 $24.94 $51,880
Grain and Oilseed Milling 870 1.47 $16.37 $34,050
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 180 1.45 $19.51 $40,570
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,080 1.26 $13.51 $28,100

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) 100 0.01 $26.24 $54,580
Coal Mining 1,390 1.74 $24.94 $51,880
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 60 0.01 $23.92 $49,750
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 130 0.14 $21.78 $45,310
Building Equipment Contractors 70 (7) $20.62 $42,880


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 3,860 1.43 4.65 $14.82 $30,830
California 3,790 0.26 0.84 $17.56 $36,530
Indiana 2,940 1.03 3.35 $14.08 $29,290
Texas 2,370 0.22 0.71 $15.52 $32,270
Ohio 1,960 0.38 1.24 $14.82 $30,820




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)
South Dakota 630 1.55 5.05 $13.77 $28,640
Nebraska 1,350 1.45 4.72 $13.66 $28,420
Tennessee 3,860 1.43 4.65 $14.82 $30,830
North Dakota 530 1.26 4.10 $16.50 $34,320
Indiana 2,940 1.03 3.35 $14.08 $29,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 40 0.14 0.45 $31.14 $64,770
Utah 60 0.05 0.17 $25.97 $54,020
West Virginia 690 0.97 3.15 $24.19 $50,320
Kentucky 1,120 0.63 2.05 $20.09 $41,790
Colorado 540 0.24 0.77 $20.01 $41,620





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)
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 2,020 2.21 7.20 $13.32 $27,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.21 0.68 $16.62 $34,580
St. Louis, MO-IL 670 0.52 1.70 $17.52 $36,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 610 0.26 0.86 $14.50 $30,150
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 540 0.45 1.48 $16.22 $33,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 500 0.18 0.59 $14.66 $30,490
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 450 0.56 1.84 $15.09 $31,400
Stockton, CA 430 2.14 6.97 $24.02 $49,960
Columbus, OH 420 0.44 1.44 $14.89 $30,970
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 400 0.11 0.35 $17.67 $36,760




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 260 5.05 16.43 $14.74 $30,670
Gainesville, GA 200 2.68 8.72 $14.96 $31,110
Joplin, MO 180 2.27 7.39 $15.81 $32,890
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 2,020 2.21 7.20 $13.32 $27,700
Stockton, CA 430 2.14 6.97 $24.02 $49,960
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 80 1.40 4.55 $16.91 $35,180
Sioux Falls, SD 190 1.37 4.45 $13.72 $28,530
Fond du Lac, WI 60 1.37 4.46 $14.51 $30,180
Macon, GA 120 1.24 4.02 $16.94 $35,240
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 240 1.13 3.69 $15.32 $31,850




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 90 0.59 1.92 $26.26 $54,630
Tuscaloosa, AL 80 0.85 2.78 $26.08 $54,250
Stockton, CA 430 2.14 6.97 $24.02 $49,960
Montgomery, AL 60 0.39 1.28 $22.71 $47,240
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.18 0.58 $21.66 $45,060
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 320 0.25 0.82 $21.40 $44,510
Knoxville, TN 70 0.21 0.67 $21.18 $44,060
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.09 0.29 $20.20 $42,020
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 70 0.09 0.28 $20.16 $41,920
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.00 $41,600

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 960 2.48 8.07 $13.57 $28,230
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 450 3.09 10.06 $14.04 $29,200
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 410 3.91 12.71 $14.00 $29,110
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 340 2.58 8.41 $26.47 $55,060
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 320 3.51 11.42 $13.37 $27,820

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 410 3.91 12.71 $14.00 $29,110
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 180 3.83 12.45 $13.95 $29,010
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 3.56 11.57 $13.38 $27,830
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 320 3.51 11.42 $13.37 $27,820
East Central North Dakota 130 3.24 10.55 $16.14 $33,570

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)
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.92 3.00 $27.32 $56,820
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 340 2.58 8.41 $26.47 $55,060
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.98 $24.89 $51,770
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 1.20 3.90 $24.13 $50,200
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 1.19 3.87 $22.84 $47,510


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.

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

(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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