Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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. Excludes "Logging Equipment Operators" (45-4022).


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)
518,350 0.8 % $15.15 $31,500 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.82 $11.73 $14.32 $17.73 $21.87
Annual Wage (2) $20,420 $24,390 $29,780 $36,890 $45,490


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)
Warehousing and Storage 75,960 11.89 $14.98 $31,150
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 43,300 4.20 $12.22 $25,420
Employment Services 30,820 1.16 $12.76 $26,530
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 25,060 3.52 $15.70 $32,660
General Freight Trucking 16,850 1.95 $15.96 $33,190

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 75,960 11.89 $14.98 $31,150
Support Activities for Water Transportation 8,060 9.10 (8) (8)
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 980 7.79 $17.88 $37,180
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 5,980 7.32 $13.60 $28,280
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 10,080 5.97 $15.11 $31,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 230 0.22 $27.31 $56,810
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 640 0.16 $24.78 $51,550
Metal Ore Mining 50 0.14 $23.54 $48,970
Rail Transportation 170 0.07 $22.52 $46,850
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,300 1.49 $22.15 $46,070


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 60,680 4.33 1.06 $17.29 $35,960
Texas 41,120 4.08 1.00 $13.22 $27,490
Illinois 28,630 5.18 1.27 $14.90 $30,980
Pennsylvania 26,250 4.79 1.17 $15.93 $33,130
Georgia 24,710 6.60 1.62 $13.63 $28,340




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)
Indiana 20,860 7.66 1.88 $15.38 $31,990
Kentucky 12,380 7.21 1.77 $14.50 $30,150
Arkansas 7,840 6.91 1.69 $12.64 $26,290
Georgia 24,710 6.60 1.62 $13.63 $28,340
Tennessee 16,390 6.38 1.56 $13.77 $28,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 130 0.20 0.05 $20.09 $41,780
Alaska 760 2.47 0.61 $19.66 $40,900
Hawaii 990 1.73 0.42 $18.24 $37,940
North Dakota 1,070 3.00 0.74 $18.18 $37,820
Washington 11,680 4.34 1.06 $17.69 $36,800

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-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 17,660 4.99 1.22 $14.74 $30,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 16,160 4.23 1.04 $18.51 $38,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 12,220 5.56 1.36 $13.94 $28,990
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 9,740 3.90 0.96 $13.82 $28,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,980 4.49 1.10 $13.96 $29,030
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 8,940 7.84 1.92 $15.79 $32,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,390 1.28 0.32 $16.94 $35,240
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 6,330 10.80 2.65 $13.87 $28,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,090 3.63 0.89 $16.96 $35,280
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 5,880 6.90 1.69 $14.70 $30,570




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)
Dalton, GA 1,860 29.28 7.18 $13.04 $27,120
Stockton, CA 3,110 15.67 3.84 $17.14 $35,650
Valdosta, GA 690 14.19 3.48 $13.37 $27,820
Longview, WA 480 14.18 3.48 $19.95 $41,490
Merced, CA 740 12.93 3.17 $16.80 $34,930
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,280 12.88 3.16 $14.10 $29,320
Anderson, IN 480 12.86 3.15 $13.86 $28,820
Danville, IL 320 11.91 2.92 $14.67 $30,510
Fort Smith, AR-OK 1,360 11.84 2.90 $12.25 $25,490
Racine, WI 810 11.47 2.81 $14.53 $30,220