Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other

All material moving workers not listed separately.


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)
27,260 4.9 % $19.73 $41,040 3.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.40 $11.60 $17.94 $26.15 $34.57
Annual Wage (2) $19,550 $24,140 $37,320 $54,390 $71,900


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)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 4,350 4.79 $29.16 $60,640
Scheduled Air Transportation 3,820 0.91 $20.26 $42,150
Warehousing and Storage 1,590 0.24 $15.35 $31,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,580 0.03 $14.90 $30,990
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 480 0.07 $16.02 $33,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 4,350 4.79 $29.16 $60,640
Scheduled Air Transportation 3,820 0.91 $20.26 $42,150
Warehousing and Storage 1,590 0.24 $15.35 $31,920
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 180 0.24 $15.29 $31,810
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 110 0.18 $17.13 $35,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 160 0.15 $32.51 $67,620
Support Activities for Water Transportation 4,350 4.79 $29.16 $60,640
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 320 0.08 $27.63 $57,470
Support Activities for Mining 100 0.03 $26.89 $55,930
Postal Service 70 0.01 $24.51 $50,980


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 5,820 0.41 1.94 $25.38 $52,780
Texas 1,710 0.16 0.77 $19.26 $40,070
New Jersey 1,690 0.45 2.13 $19.15 $39,840
Illinois 1,550 0.27 1.31 $23.84 $49,580
Florida 1,550 0.21 1.02 $20.80 $43,260




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)
Alaska 380 1.18 5.63 $28.45 $59,170
New Hampshire 420 0.69 3.29 $11.66 $24,250
North Dakota 270 0.67 3.23 $14.16 $29,450
Oregon 930 0.58 2.76 $20.54 $42,720
Wisconsin 1,280 0.48 2.28 $12.13 $25,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 380 1.18 5.63 $28.45 $59,170
California 5,820 0.41 1.94 $25.38 $52,780
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $24.58 $51,120
Illinois 1,550 0.27 1.31 $23.84 $49,580
Nevada 90 0.08 0.38 $21.97 $45,700





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 2,840 0.73 3.50 $29.85 $62,080
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.26 1.25 $18.01 $37,470
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 630 0.66 3.14 $23.62 $49,130
Jacksonville, FL 620 1.07 5.11 $29.30 $60,950
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 570 0.57 2.72 $24.22 $50,390
Baltimore-Towson, MD 510 0.41 1.95 $21.59 $44,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 470 0.22 1.06 $19.50 $40,560
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 450 0.17 0.82 $20.71 $43,070
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 430 0.43 2.05 $15.86 $32,990
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 400 0.54 2.58 $13.63 $28,340




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)
Medford, OR 140 1.83 8.75 $16.55 $34,420
Anchorage, AK 200 1.18 5.62 $29.33 $61,000
Jacksonville, FL 620 1.07 5.11 $29.30 $60,950
Janesville, WI 60 1.03 4.92 $14.48 $30,120
Fond du Lac, WI 40 1.03 4.90 $9.95 $20,700
Baton Rouge, LA 290 0.80 3.82 $16.63 $34,590
Wausau, WI 50 0.78 3.72 $10.95 $22,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,840 0.73 3.50 $29.85 $62,080
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 110 0.73 3.48 $20.04 $41,680
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 90 0.70 3.36 $10.56 $21,970




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,840 0.73 3.50 $29.85 $62,080
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.54 $61,440
Anchorage, AK 200 1.18 5.62 $29.33 $61,000
Jacksonville, FL 620 1.07 5.11 $29.30 $60,950
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.05 $60,430
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.12 $56,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 570 0.57 2.72 $24.22 $50,390
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 630 0.66 3.14 $23.62 $49,130
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 0.29 1.37 $23.35 $48,570
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.36 $46,520

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 2.02 9.67 $27.01 $56,170
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.14 5.46 $11.42 $23,760
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 2.57 $11.61 $24,150
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 3.52 $12.15 $25,270
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 2.09 $26.61 $55,350

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 2.02 9.67 $27.01 $56,170
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.65 7.91 $13.15 $27,360
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.14 5.46 $11.42 $23,760
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 1.00 4.78 $16.48 $34,280
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.79 3.79 $12.75 $26,510

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 2.02 9.67 $27.01 $56,170
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 2.09 $26.61 $55,350
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 3.50 $21.77 $45,280
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 2.56 $19.20 $39,940
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 2.78 $18.90 $39,310


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