Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders

Control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.


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)
39,540 2.3 % $15.08 $31,360 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.90 $11.96 $14.24 $17.44 $21.84
Annual Wage (2) $20,600 $24,870 $29,610 $36,290 $45,440


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)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 8,550 1.79 $14.86 $30,900
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 4,770 6.39 $14.12 $29,380
Warehousing and Storage 3,120 0.46 $14.15 $29,430
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,820 0.60 $14.08 $29,280
Coal Mining 1,360 1.55 $24.67 $51,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 4,770 6.39 $14.12 $29,380
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 8,550 1.79 $14.86 $30,900
Coal Mining 1,360 1.55 $24.67 $51,310
Grain and Oilseed Milling 830 1.38 $15.64 $32,530
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 160 1.34 $17.13 $35,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $27.41 $57,010
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 110 0.01 $25.61 $53,270
Coal Mining 1,360 1.55 $24.67 $51,310
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 400 0.37 $20.66 $42,980
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 100 0.11 $20.58 $42,800


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)
Tennessee 3,610 1.36 4.48 $14.12 $29,370
California 3,450 0.24 0.80 $15.98 $33,240
Indiana 2,590 0.92 3.04 $13.54 $28,170
Texas 2,160 0.20 0.67 $13.16 $27,380
Illinois 1,670 0.30 0.97 $16.44 $34,190




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)
Nebraska 1,480 1.62 5.35 $13.38 $27,830
South Dakota 550 1.39 4.56 $13.70 $28,490
Tennessee 3,610 1.36 4.48 $14.12 $29,370
North Dakota 530 1.32 4.36 $16.60 $34,530
West Virginia 730 1.03 3.39 $23.58 $49,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 70 0.24 0.78 $28.27 $58,810
West Virginia 730 1.03 3.39 $23.58 $49,050
Utah 90 0.08 0.26 $22.17 $46,120
District of Columbia 60 0.10 0.31 $20.40 $42,440
Kentucky 610 0.34 1.14 $19.07 $39,670





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 940 0.26 0.85 $15.74 $32,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 740 0.19 0.63 $15.56 $32,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 650 0.29 0.95 $14.33 $29,800
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 530 0.20 0.66 $13.36 $27,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 510 0.44 1.44 $15.45 $32,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 450 0.25 0.81 $15.25 $31,710
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 390 0.22 0.74 $14.37 $29,900
Stockton, CA 360 1.83 6.04 $22.42 $46,640
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 360 0.51 1.69 $18.43 $38,330
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 340 0.40 1.32 $12.00 $24,970




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)
Gainesville, GA 210 2.91 9.57 $14.80 $30,790
Longview, WA 90 2.65 8.73 $20.75 $43,160
Duluth, MN-WI 230 1.89 6.23 $16.70 $34,730
Stockton, CA 360 1.83 6.04 $22.42 $46,640
Fond du Lac, WI 70 1.64 5.39 $14.51 $30,180
Grand Forks, ND-MN 80 1.57 5.18 $16.50 $34,310
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 290 1.51 4.98 $14.41 $29,980
Macon, GA 140 1.49 4.91 $16.87 $35,080
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 230 1.12 3.70 $14.74 $30,660
Morristown, TN 40 0.92 3.02 $14.15 $29,430




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)
Charleston, WV 100 0.67 2.22 $26.63 $55,400
Salinas, CA 40 0.26 0.86 $23.44 $48,760
Stockton, CA 360 1.83 6.04 $22.42 $46,640
Monroe, MI 30 0.87 2.87 $22.35 $46,490
Champaign-Urbana, IL 40 0.44 1.45 $21.46 $44,640
Montgomery, AL (8) (8) (8) $21.45 $44,620
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.15 $43,990
Longview, WA 90 2.65 8.73 $20.75 $43,160
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.12 0.39 $20.53 $42,710
Clarksville, TN-KY 50 0.65 2.15 $19.72 $41,030

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 790 2.06 6.77 $13.47 $28,020
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 430 4.14 13.63 $13.10 $27,240
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 390 2.66 8.75 $13.43 $27,940
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 370 4.78 15.75 $13.03 $27,090
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 360 2.75 9.06 $25.43 $52,890

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 Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 370 4.78 15.75 $13.03 $27,090
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 200 4.17 13.75 $14.22 $29,580
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 430 4.14 13.63 $13.10 $27,240
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 310 3.36 11.07 $12.92 $26,880
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 3.22 10.60 $14.09 $29,310

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.84 2.78 $29.66 $61,700
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.84 2.76 $25.80 $53,670
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 360 2.75 9.06 $25.43 $52,890
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 1.70 $24.90 $51,800
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 1.17 3.87 $24.61 $51,180


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