Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location. Excludes "Logging Equipment Operators" (45-4022).


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)
521,840 0.9 % $16.02 $33,320 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.10 $12.11 $15.07 $18.66 $23.03
Annual Wage (2) $21,010 $25,190 $31,340 $38,810 $47,900


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)
Warehousing and Storage 92,070 12.67 $15.68 $32,620
Employment Services 62,690 1.81 $13.90 $28,910
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 25,670 2.36 $12.53 $26,070
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 23,860 3.26 $16.89 $35,120
General Freight Trucking 16,560 1.73 $17.15 $35,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 92,070 12.67 $15.68 $32,620
Support Activities for Water Transportation 9,210 9.71 (8) (8)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 5,500 6.18 $14.83 $30,850
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 790 5.89 $18.51 $38,500
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 9,100 5.56 $15.85 $32,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 830 0.21 $25.97 $54,030
Rail Transportation 410 0.18 $23.78 $49,460
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,090 0.22 $23.36 $48,600
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,780 1.47 $22.93 $47,680
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 190 0.47 $22.64 $47,100


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 55,160 3.65 0.94 $18.39 $38,260
Texas 44,750 3.99 1.03 $14.09 $29,310
Illinois 32,390 5.62 1.45 $15.20 $31,620
Pennsylvania 27,420 4.85 1.26 $17.19 $35,750
Georgia 25,040 6.29 1.63 $14.64 $30,440



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)
Kentucky 15,510 8.58 2.22 $14.91 $31,020
Indiana 23,920 8.23 2.13 $16.15 $33,600
Tennessee 17,590 6.40 1.66 $14.29 $29,730
Georgia 25,040 6.29 1.63 $14.64 $30,440
Arkansas 6,660 5.74 1.49 $13.86 $28,840



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 770 2.36 0.61 $24.86 $51,700
District of Columbia 90 0.14 0.04 $22.81 $47,440
Hawaii 790 1.28 0.33 $20.07 $41,750
Wyoming 1,120 3.95 1.02 $19.81 $41,200
Washington 12,660 4.37 1.13 $19.57 $40,700




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 22,320 5.95 1.54 $15.27 $31,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 16,030 3.95 1.02 $21.51 $44,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,340 6.01 1.56 $15.01 $31,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 9,360 7.49 1.94 $15.89 $33,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,140 4.08 1.06 $13.53 $28,140
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 7,610 8.12 2.10 $15.69 $32,640
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,360 1.37 0.35 $17.30 $35,970
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 6,960 11.70 3.03 $13.68 $28,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,240 3.42 0.89 $17.23 $35,830
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 6,090 9.78 2.53 $14.57 $30,300