Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
2,880 7.0 % $24.37 $50,680 4.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.85 $16.00 $20.30 $30.34 $43.84
Annual Wage (2) $26,720 $33,280 $42,220 $63,110 $91,190


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 290 0.30 $31.07 $64,620
Printing and Related Support Activities 280 0.06 $16.41 $34,130
Local Government (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $38.47 $80,010
Support Activities for Mining 240 0.06 $17.43 $36,240
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 210 0.05 $35.82 $74,510

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 290 0.30 $31.07 $64,620
Metal Ore Mining 60 0.13 $23.31 $48,480
Logging 50 0.10 $20.24 $42,100
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 80 0.09 $15.59 $32,430
Coal Mining 50 0.07 $25.86 $53,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $38.47 $80,010
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 210 0.05 $35.82 $74,510
Support Activities for Water Transportation 290 0.30 $31.07 $64,620
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.05 $30.30 $63,020
Coal Mining 50 0.07 $25.86 $53,790


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 260 0.04 2.15 $22.15 $46,070
Texas 230 0.02 0.96 $21.50 $44,720
Illinois 210 0.04 1.71 $42.84 $89,100
Ohio 160 0.03 1.47 $19.96 $41,520
Indiana 160 0.05 2.60 $17.69 $36,800




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)
Wyoming 30 0.12 5.61 $28.02 $58,280
West Virginia 40 0.06 2.88 $26.24 $54,570
Nebraska 40 0.05 2.24 $14.10 $29,330
Mississippi 60 0.05 2.56 $25.58 $53,200
Minnesota 130 0.05 2.29 $34.70 $72,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 210 0.04 1.71 $42.84 $89,100
Minnesota 130 0.05 2.29 $34.70 $72,170
New York 140 0.02 0.75 $33.33 $69,320
Washington (8) (8) (8) $28.82 $59,940
Wyoming 30 0.12 5.61 $28.02 $58,280





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-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.06 2.69 $43.80 $91,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.05 2.62 $36.62 $76,170
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 90 0.07 3.39 $25.45 $52,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 1.24 $23.00 $47,840
Canton-Massillon, OH 50 0.33 15.77 $18.30 $38,050
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 1.84 $30.49 $63,430
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.91 $25.26 $52,530




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)
Canton-Massillon, OH 50 0.33 15.77 $18.30 $38,050
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 90 0.07 3.39 $25.45 $52,930
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.06 2.69 $43.80 $91,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.05 2.62 $36.62 $76,170
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 1.84 $30.49 $63,430
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.91 $25.26 $52,530
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 1.24 $23.00 $47,840




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-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.06 2.69 $43.80 $91,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.05 2.62 $36.62 $76,170
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 1.84 $30.49 $63,430
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.60 $59,480
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 90 0.07 3.39 $25.45 $52,930
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.91 $25.26 $52,530
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 1.24 $23.00 $47,840
Canton-Massillon, OH 50 0.33 15.77 $18.30 $38,050


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016