Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other

All material moving 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)
24,250 5.7 % $18.75 $39,000 3.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.90 $10.96 $16.64 $25.23 $32.61
Annual Wage (2) $18,510 $22,790 $34,620 $52,470 $67,820


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 4,240 1.02 $20.84 $43,350
Support Activities for Water Transportation 2,970 3.22 (8) (8)
Warehousing and Storage 1,170 0.17 $14.48 $30,120
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,030 0.02 $14.77 $30,720
State Government (OES Designation) 520 0.02 $11.89 $24,730

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 2,970 3.22 (8) (8)
Scheduled Air Transportation 4,240 1.02 $20.84 $43,350
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 200 0.27 $15.07 $31,350
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 140 0.21 $16.85 $35,040
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 300 0.18 $14.12 $29,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 80 0.07 $35.16 $73,130
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 350 0.09 $28.36 $58,980
Postal Service 60 0.01 $24.85 $51,690
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 190 0.17 $23.68 $49,260
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 260 0.01 $23.63 $49,140


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 5,290 0.36 1.96 $24.48 $50,920
New Jersey 1,990 0.52 2.84 $15.64 $32,520
Texas 1,700 0.16 0.85 $20.84 $43,340
Wisconsin 980 0.36 1.99 $12.08 $25,130
Oregon 970 0.59 3.23 $20.54 $42,710




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)
Alaska 430 1.33 7.27 $26.06 $54,210
New Hampshire 550 0.89 4.86 $10.70 $22,250
North Dakota 300 0.72 3.92 $12.00 $24,960
Oregon 970 0.59 3.23 $20.54 $42,710
New Jersey 1,990 0.52 2.84 $15.64 $32,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 430 1.33 7.27 $26.06 $54,210
California 5,290 0.36 1.96 $24.48 $50,920
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $23.64 $49,160
Nevada 90 0.08 0.45 $22.89 $47,600
Kentucky 270 0.15 0.83 $21.39 $44,500





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,130 0.54 2.93 $27.20 $56,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.28 1.53 $15.63 $32,500
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 660 0.64 3.51 $22.80 $47,430
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 630 0.66 3.61 $22.37 $46,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 490 0.18 0.97 $22.64 $47,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.21 1.15 $20.20 $42,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 390 0.22 1.23 $10.90 $22,670
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 370 0.29 1.58 $14.52 $30,190
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 370 0.46 2.54 $17.20 $35,770
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 340 0.35 1.92 $12.08 $25,130




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)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 150 2.57 14.05 $11.08 $23,040
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 70 1.58 8.64 $13.11 $27,270
Anchorage, AK 270 1.55 8.49 (8) (8)
Medford, OR 100 1.26 6.90 $17.54 $36,490
Janesville, WI 60 0.98 5.37 $14.96 $31,120
Lake Charles, LA 80 0.89 4.88 $14.33 $29,800
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 80 0.75 4.08 (8) (8)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 100 0.67 3.65 $20.29 $42,200
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 630 0.66 3.61 $22.37 $46,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 660 0.64 3.51 $22.80 $47,430




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)
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.30 $63,030
Lexington-Fayette, KY (8) (8) (8) $29.42 $61,190
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.83 $57,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,130 0.54 2.93 $27.20 $56,570
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.64 $49,170
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 660 0.64 3.51 $22.80 $47,430
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 490 0.18 0.97 $22.64 $47,090
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.56 $46,930
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 630 0.66 3.61 $22.37 $46,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 0.38 $22.09 $45,940

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 2.06 11.26 $25.47 $52,970
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.10 6.00 $10.73 $22,330
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 1.36 7.44 $13.65 $28,400
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.52 2.83 $11.90 $24,750
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.25 6.84 $16.33 $33,960

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 2.06 11.26 $25.47 $52,970
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.90 10.38 $12.29 $25,570
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 1.36 7.44 $13.65 $28,400
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.25 6.84 $16.33 $33,960
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.10 6.00 $10.73 $22,330

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)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 2.33 $27.70 $57,610
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 2.06 11.26 $25.47 $52,970
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.72 3.94 $23.05 $47,950
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 3.63 $17.53 $36,470
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.25 6.84 $16.33 $33,960


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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