Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
503,290 0.8 % $15.31 $31,840 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.77 $11.79 $14.43 $17.95 $22.11
Annual Wage (2) $20,310 $24,520 $30,010 $37,340 $45,990


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 70,320 10.88 $15.16 $31,530
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 39,380 3.85 $12.02 $24,990
Employment Services 33,170 1.12 $13.02 $27,090
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 24,890 3.48 $16.07 $33,430
General Freight Trucking 18,540 2.07 $16.20 $33,700

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 70,320 10.88 $15.16 $31,530
Support Activities for Water Transportation 7,910 8.76 $27.05 $56,260
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 5,890 7.05 $13.82 $28,740
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 850 6.93 $17.47 $36,340
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 1,530 6.61 $17.70 $36,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 7,910 8.76 $27.05 $56,260
Natural Gas Distribution 240 0.22 $26.81 $55,760
Metal Ore Mining 50 0.12 $25.28 $52,580
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 670 0.17 $24.11 $50,150
Rail Transportation 210 0.09 $22.82 $47,470


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 57,380 4.09 1.04 $17.46 $36,320
Texas 40,650 3.95 1.01 $13.45 $27,970
Georgia 25,060 6.63 1.69 $13.90 $28,910
Illinois 24,930 4.47 1.14 $15.16 $31,540
Ohio 23,000 4.62 1.18 $15.10 $31,420




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)
Kentucky 14,700 8.48 2.16 $14.82 $30,830
Indiana 22,380 8.11 2.07 $15.08 $31,370
Arkansas 7,730 6.78 1.73 $13.04 $27,110
Georgia 25,060 6.63 1.69 $13.90 $28,910
Tennessee 16,900 6.50 1.66 $14.19 $29,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 960 1.66 0.42 $19.14 $39,810
District of Columbia 160 0.25 0.06 $19.02 $39,560
North Dakota 1,440 3.88 0.99 $18.72 $38,940
Alaska 790 2.52 0.64 $18.52 $38,530
Washington 11,090 4.08 1.04 $18.13 $37,710





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 16,270 4.54 1.16 $15.08 $31,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 16,260 4.25 1.08 $19.29 $40,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 12,520 5.62 1.43 $14.16 $29,440
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 10,170 3.99 1.02 $14.21 $29,560
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,810 4.31 1.10 $14.27 $29,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 7,950 6.97 1.78 $15.88 $33,030
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 7,500 12.80 3.26 $14.61 $30,390
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 6,810 7.88 2.01 $14.41 $29,980
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,610 1.31 0.33 $16.83 $35,000
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 5,400 9.26 2.36 $14.22 $29,580