Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammer and wedges.


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)
4,490 8.6 % $16.28 $33,870 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.76 $12.33 $15.52 $19.50 $24.12
Annual Wage (2) $20,300 $25,640 $32,280 $40,550 $50,180


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,410 3.72 $15.80 $32,850
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 210 0.32 $16.15 $33,580
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 180 1.48 $22.95 $47,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,410 3.72 $15.80 $32,850
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 180 1.48 $22.95 $47,740
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 210 0.32 $16.15 $33,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 180 1.48 $22.95 $47,740
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 210 0.32 $16.15 $33,580
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $16.04 $33,370
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,410 3.72 $15.80 $32,850
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $14.23 $29,590


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)
Texas 520 0.05 1.42 $13.37 $27,820
Pennsylvania 510 0.09 2.64 $18.33 $38,120
Kentucky 440 0.25 7.23 $17.19 $35,750
Oklahoma 300 0.19 5.66 $11.36 $23,630
Missouri 290 0.11 3.19 $17.02 $35,400




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)
Montana 110 0.26 7.62 $12.34 $25,660
Kentucky 440 0.25 7.23 $17.19 $35,750
Oklahoma 300 0.19 5.66 $11.36 $23,630
Missouri 290 0.11 3.19 $17.02 $35,400
Arkansas 120 0.10 2.97 $16.59 $34,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 70 0.01 0.15 $24.71 $51,400
New York 70 0.01 0.23 $22.15 $46,070
Pennsylvania 510 0.09 2.64 $18.33 $38,120
Washington 50 0.02 0.48 $18.07 $37,590
Iowa (8) (8) (8) $17.84 $37,110





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)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 110 0.96 27.89 $10.18 $21,170
Bloomington, IN 90 1.25 36.15 $16.45 $34,210
Athens-Clarke County, GA 60 0.78 22.55 $13.58 $28,240
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 40 0.05 1.34 $14.22 $29,580




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)
Bloomington, IN 90 1.25 36.15 $16.45 $34,210
Fort Smith, AR-OK 110 0.96 27.89 $10.18 $21,170
Athens-Clarke County, GA 60 0.78 22.55 $13.58 $28,240
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 40 0.05 1.34 $14.22 $29,580




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)
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA (8) (8) (8) $19.84 $41,260
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (8) (8) (8) $19.33 $40,210
Bloomington, IN 90 1.25 36.15 $16.45 $34,210
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO (8) (8) (8) $15.64 $32,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $15.54 $32,330
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 40 0.05 1.34 $14.22 $29,580
Athens-Clarke County, GA 60 0.78 22.55 $13.58 $28,240
Fort Smith, AR-OK 110 0.96 27.89 $10.18 $21,170

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)
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 0.75 21.62 $15.69 $32,640
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.68 48.82 $12.34 $25,660
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 1.04 30.23 $16.85 $35,050

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)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.68 48.82 $12.34 $25,660
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 1.04 30.23 $16.85 $35,050
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 0.75 21.62 $15.69 $32,640

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)
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 1.04 30.23 $16.85 $35,050
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.35 $34,010
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 0.75 21.62 $15.69 $32,640
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.59 $30,340
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.68 48.82 $12.34 $25,660


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013