Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
3,790 7.3 % $16.77 $34,870 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.42 $13.00 $16.26 $20.09 $23.71
Annual Wage (2) $21,670 $27,050 $33,820 $41,790 $49,320


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 3,050 3.29 $16.57 $34,460
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 190 1.40 $18.49 $38,460
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 130 0.17 $20.83 $43,340
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 80 0.05 $17.89 $37,220

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 3,050 3.29 $16.57 $34,460
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 190 1.40 $18.49 $38,460
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 130 0.17 $20.83 $43,340
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 80 0.05 $17.89 $37,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 130 0.17 $20.83 $43,340
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 190 1.40 $18.49 $38,460
Metal Ore Mining (8) (8) $18.19 $37,830
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 80 0.05 $17.89 $37,220
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $16.63 $34,580


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)
Pennsylvania 540 0.10 3.47 $16.77 $34,890
Oklahoma 270 0.17 6.20 $14.91 $31,020
Texas 240 0.02 0.77 $11.46 $23,830
Washington 220 0.07 2.64 $22.69 $47,190
Virginia 200 0.05 1.95 $18.35 $38,170



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 190 0.41 15.06 $14.94 $31,070
Oklahoma 270 0.17 6.20 $14.91 $31,020
Pennsylvania 540 0.10 3.47 $16.77 $34,890
Washington 220 0.07 2.64 $22.69 $47,190
Indiana 190 0.07 2.37 $16.22 $33,730



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont (8) (8) (8) $23.30 $48,450
Washington 220 0.07 2.64 $22.69 $47,190
Massachusetts 60 0.02 0.63 $21.70 $45,140
Colorado 130 0.05 1.89 $21.09 $43,860
New York 110 0.01 0.46 $19.69 $40,950




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 1.55 $17.71 $36,840
Prescott, AZ 70 1.26 46.03 $16.06 $33,410
Athens-Clarke County, GA 50 0.68 24.84 $15.79 $32,850
Killeen-Temple, TX 40 0.32 11.57 $12.46 $25,930
Fort Smith, AR-OK 40 0.35 12.69 $13.97 $29,060



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)
Prescott, AZ 70 1.26 46.03 $16.06 $33,410
Athens-Clarke County, GA 50 0.68 24.84 $15.79 $32,850
Fort Smith, AR-OK 40 0.35 12.69 $13.97 $29,060
Killeen-Temple, TX 40 0.32 11.57 $12.46 $25,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 1.55 $17.71 $36,840



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)
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.40 $40,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 1.55 $17.71 $36,840
Prescott, AZ 70 1.26 46.03 $16.06 $33,410
Athens-Clarke County, GA 50 0.68 24.84 $15.79 $32,850
Fort Smith, AR-OK 40 0.35 12.69 $13.97 $29,060
Killeen-Temple, TX 40 0.32 11.57 $12.46 $25,930

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)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 230 1.36 49.43 $16.33 $33,970
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 1.86 67.76 $15.44 $32,120
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 23.34 $16.72 $34,780
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 30.27 $23.36 $48,580

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)
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 1.86 67.76 $15.44 $32,120
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 230 1.36 49.43 $16.33 $33,970
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 30.27 $23.36 $48,580
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 23.34 $16.72 $34,780

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)
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 30.27 $23.36 $48,580
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.35 $44,420
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 23.34 $16.72 $34,780
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 230 1.36 49.43 $16.33 $33,970
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.48 $32,200


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016