Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other

All plant and system operators 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)
11,610 3.4 % $26.56 $55,240 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.45 $20.55 $26.55 $32.00 $36.60
Annual Wage (2) $32,130 $42,750 $55,230 $66,550 $76,130


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,040 0.10 $29.44 $61,230
Waste Treatment and Disposal 890 0.95 $28.39 $59,050
Local Government (OES Designation) 850 0.02 $22.83 $47,490
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 740 0.42 $22.74 $47,300
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 620 0.57 $27.18 $56,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waste Treatment and Disposal 890 0.95 $28.39 $59,050
Metal Ore Mining 360 0.79 $25.95 $53,970
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 620 0.57 $27.18 $56,540
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 150 0.52 $27.22 $56,620
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 740 0.42 $22.74 $47,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 220 0.12 $31.50 $65,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 0.01 $30.72 $63,900
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 570 0.15 $30.48 $63,410
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 110 0.12 $30.02 $62,440
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,040 0.10 $29.44 $61,230


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)
Louisiana 1,210 0.63 7.32 $24.26 $50,460
California 1,010 0.07 0.78 $32.69 $68,000
Texas 640 0.06 0.66 $26.08 $54,250
Arizona 520 0.21 2.41 $22.03 $45,830
Kentucky 500 0.28 3.21 $28.89 $60,080



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)
Louisiana 1,210 0.63 7.32 $24.26 $50,460
Wyoming 160 0.55 6.40 $21.36 $44,430
Alaska 170 0.51 5.99 $34.87 $72,520
Montana 220 0.50 5.81 $25.74 $53,530
New Mexico 260 0.34 3.91 $32.85 $68,330



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 170 0.51 5.99 $34.87 $72,520
New Mexico 260 0.34 3.91 $32.85 $68,330
Tennessee 360 0.13 1.50 $32.78 $68,180
California 1,010 0.07 0.78 $32.69 $68,000
Alabama 110 0.06 0.66 $32.45 $67,490




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 250 0.11 1.23 $29.32 $60,980
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 250 2.48 28.82 $17.75 $36,910
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 240 0.09 0.99 $27.90 $58,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.11 1.30 $23.16 $48,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.56 (8) (8)
Lafayette, LA 150 0.95 11.03 $29.38 $61,120
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 140 0.11 1.24 $24.16 $50,250
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 130 0.23 2.71 $26.89 $55,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.27 $31.27 $65,040
Baton Rouge, LA 120 0.33 3.79 $27.24 $56,660



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)
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 250 2.48 28.82 $17.75 $36,910
Bellingham, WA 80 1.00 11.66 $30.19 $62,790
Lafayette, LA 150 0.95 11.03 $29.38 $61,120
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 30 0.33 3.82 $31.44 $65,400
Baton Rouge, LA 120 0.33 3.79 $27.24 $56,660
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 90 0.30 3.53 $26.90 $55,960
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.29 3.42 $30.72 $63,890
Anchorage, AK 50 0.27 3.17 $33.36 $69,390
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 130 0.23 2.71 $26.89 $55,930
Lancaster, PA 50 0.21 2.46 $22.18 $46,130



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)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 1.15 $40.24 $83,700
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.40 $33.51 $69,700
Anchorage, AK 50 0.27 3.17 $33.36 $69,390
Alexandria, LA (8) (8) (8) $32.01 $66,580
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 30 0.33 3.82 $31.44 $65,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.27 $31.27 $65,040
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.29 3.42 $30.72 $63,890
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.47 $63,380
Bellingham, WA 80 1.00 11.66 $30.19 $62,790
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $29.92 $62,240

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 140 1.04 12.11 $36.79 $76,520
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 140 0.93 10.79 $32.87 $68,370
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.01 11.79 $23.69 $49,280
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.67 7.82 $24.10 $50,130
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.42 16.51 $36.15 $75,180

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 110 1.42 16.51 $36.15 $75,180
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.31 15.29 $17.73 $36,880
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.12 13.00 (8) (8)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 140 1.04 12.11 $36.79 $76,520
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.01 11.79 $23.69 $49,280

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 140 1.04 12.11 $36.79 $76,520
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.42 16.51 $36.15 $75,180
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 140 0.93 10.79 $32.87 $68,370
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 5.37 $32.36 $67,310
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 3.99 $29.64 $61,650


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015