Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of helpers, laborers, or material movers.


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)
168,910 0.7 % $22.69 $47,180 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.45 $16.93 $21.72 $27.54 $33.95
Annual Wage (2) $27,980 $35,220 $45,180 $57,280 $70,620


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 20,950 3.09 $23.72 $49,340
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 18,680 3.91 $22.93 $47,690
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 12,040 1.46 $18.16 $37,780
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 6,920 0.96 $23.16 $48,170
General Freight Trucking 6,030 0.66 $24.71 $51,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 18,680 3.91 $22.93 $47,690
Warehousing and Storage 20,950 3.09 $23.72 $49,340
Other Support Activities for Transportation 810 2.90 $24.75 $51,490
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 1,350 1.81 $22.70 $47,210
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,520 1.67 $29.47 $61,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.06 $34.12 $70,970
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 110 0.01 $32.74 $68,090
Oil and Gas Extraction 280 0.15 $32.62 $67,850
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 150 0.04 $31.43 $65,370
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 290 0.29 $31.17 $64,830


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 20,310 1.42 1.10 $22.88 $47,590
Texas 14,720 1.39 1.07 $22.46 $46,720
Illinois 8,490 1.50 1.16 $22.86 $47,540
Florida 7,560 1.04 0.80 $21.95 $45,650
New Jersey 7,480 1.97 1.52 $25.55 $53,150




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)
Tennessee 5,820 2.19 1.69 $21.47 $44,650
Nebraska 1,820 1.99 1.54 $23.17 $48,190
New Jersey 7,480 1.97 1.52 $25.55 $53,150
Indiana 4,880 1.73 1.34 $22.27 $46,310
Georgia 6,310 1.65 1.28 $22.66 $47,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 7,480 1.97 1.52 $25.55 $53,150
Connecticut 2,340 1.44 1.11 $25.24 $52,500
Alaska 380 1.20 0.93 $25.13 $52,270
Pennsylvania 6,720 1.20 0.93 $24.79 $51,560
New York 6,430 0.75 0.58 $24.69 $51,350





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 6,070 1.57 1.21 $22.20 $46,170
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,490 1.51 1.16 $23.07 $47,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,590 0.89 0.69 $26.17 $54,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,010 1.77 1.37 $23.08 $48,000
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,970 1.50 1.16 $24.06 $50,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,370 1.61 1.24 $22.05 $45,860
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,490 2.15 1.66 $23.43 $48,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,430 1.41 1.08 $21.57 $44,870
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 2,330 3.94 3.04 $23.34 $48,550
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,160 2.22 1.71 $25.86 $53,780