Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators

Operate or tend hoists or winches to lift and pull loads using power-operated cable equipment. Excludes "Crane and Tower Operators" (53-7021).


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)
2,980 6.7 % $23.26 $48,370 4.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.30 $15.02 $18.62 $32.50 $41.20
Annual Wage (2) $25,590 $31,240 $38,730 $67,610 $85,690


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)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 470 0.51 $31.65 $65,830
Support Activities for Mining 310 0.08 $17.97 $37,380
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 170 0.04 $32.79 $68,200
Logging 130 0.26 $19.01 $39,540
Employment Services 100 0.00 $16.00 $33,280

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 Water Transportation 470 0.51 $31.65 $65,830
Logging 130 0.26 $19.01 $39,540
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 80 0.10 (8) (8)
Coal Mining 80 0.09 $21.68 $45,100
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 80 0.08 $14.62 $30,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 170 0.04 $32.79 $68,200
Support Activities for Water Transportation 470 0.51 $31.65 $65,830
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (8) (8) $25.41 $52,840
Coal Mining 80 0.09 $21.68 $45,100
Logging 130 0.26 $19.01 $39,540


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)
Pennsylvania 380 0.07 3.01 $19.49 $40,550
Louisiana 270 0.14 6.37 $26.11 $54,300
Texas 220 0.02 0.89 $17.01 $35,370
Oregon 170 0.10 4.51 $21.61 $44,950
California 160 0.01 0.50 $29.91 $62,220




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)
Louisiana 270 0.14 6.37 $26.11 $54,300
Oregon 170 0.10 4.51 $21.61 $44,950
West Virginia 60 0.08 3.70 $20.91 $43,500
Pennsylvania 380 0.07 3.01 $19.49 $40,550
Nebraska 70 0.07 3.17 $12.75 $26,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $38.14 $79,330
New York 40 0.00 0.22 $30.35 $63,120
California 160 0.01 0.50 $29.91 $62,220
Minnesota 130 0.05 2.08 $29.73 $61,840
Massachusetts 80 0.02 1.10 $28.55 $59,380





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 240 0.06 2.85 $41.19 $85,680
Pittsburgh, PA 80 0.07 3.32 $17.55 $36,510
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 2.39 $27.37 $56,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 2.22 $30.77 $64,000




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)
Pittsburgh, PA 80 0.07 3.32 $17.55 $36,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 2.85 $41.19 $85,680
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 2.22 $30.77 $64,000
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 2.39 $27.37 $56,930




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 2.85 $41.19 $85,680
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 2.22 $30.77 $64,000
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 2.39 $27.37 $56,930
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $17.66 $36,730
Pittsburgh, PA 80 0.07 3.32 $17.55 $36,510

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 Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 10.65 $18.62 $38,730

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 Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 10.65 $18.62 $38,730

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 10.65 $18.62 $38,730
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.73 $36,890
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.68 $32,620


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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