Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location. Exclude "Logging Equipment Operators" (45-4022).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
568,270 0.9 % $15.02 $31,240 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.89 $11.62 $14.21 $17.60 $21.67
Annual Wage (2) $20,570 $24,170 $29,550 $36,610 $45,070


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Warehousing and Storage 83,480 $14.76 $30,700
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 43,190 $12.51 $26,020
Employment Services 30,750 $12.49 $25,980
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 25,670 $15.56 $32,360
General Freight Trucking 16,940 $16.13 $33,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Natural Gas Distribution 210 $30.63 $63,720
Support Activities for Water Transportation 9,070 $26.38 $54,860
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 590 $24.28 $50,500
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,900 $22.81 $47,440
Rail Transportation 340 $21.25 $44,200


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Kentucky 14,720 $14.07 $29,270 8.415
Iowa 11,240 $14.37 $29,890 7.637
Indiana 19,920 $15.57 $32,380 7.147
Georgia 27,760 $13.62 $28,320 7.139
Tennessee 17,160 $13.90 $28,920 6.538

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 110 $19.84 $41,270 0.175
Alaska 770 $18.50 $38,490 2.483
Hawaii 1,200 $18.40 $38,270 2.038
Washington 13,330 $17.72 $36,870 4.777
Rhode Island 660 $17.24 $35,860 1.446


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Dalton, GA 2,140 $13.43 $27,940 32.060
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 1,270 $14.17 $29,480 14.750
Stockton, CA 3,040 $16.74 $34,810 14.592
Valdosta, GA 770 $13.06 $27,170 14.446
Wenatchee, WA 540 $13.16 $27,360 13.643

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Ann Arbor, MI 280 $23.12 $48,080 1.485
Longview, WA 450 $22.58 $46,980 13.191
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,840 $22.48 $46,770 1.873
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 3,040 $21.27 $44,240 11.416
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 1,990 $19.97 $41,540 7.492


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010