Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
22,910 6.7 % $18.19 $37,840 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.91 $10.53 $14.82 $24.08 $33.12
Annual Wage (2) $18,530 $21,900 $30,830 $50,080 $68,890


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 2,940 3.10 $24.69 $51,340
Automobile Dealers 1,390 0.12 $11.63 $24,200
Warehousing and Storage 1,170 0.16 $14.01 $29,140
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,120 0.28 $27.77 $57,770
Local Government (OES Designation) 750 0.01 $14.78 $30,730

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 2,940 3.10 $24.69 $51,340
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 320 0.43 $18.08 $37,600
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 130 0.42 $17.99 $37,420
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,120 0.28 $27.77 $57,770
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 440 0.24 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 40 0.04 $29.14 $60,610
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,120 0.28 $27.77 $57,770
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 280 0.07 $27.16 $56,480
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 130 0.03 $25.89 $53,850
Postal Service 60 0.01 $25.68 $53,410


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 6,580 0.44 2.57 $21.60 $44,920
New Jersey 1,650 0.43 2.51 $16.99 $35,330
Ohio 1,000 0.19 1.14 $14.69 $30,560
Texas 970 0.09 0.51 $19.85 $41,300
Washington 810 0.28 1.65 $21.71 $45,150



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 390 1.21 7.13 $22.57 $46,950
North Dakota 290 0.66 3.89 $13.03 $27,100
Oregon 750 0.44 2.62 $18.18 $37,820
California 6,580 0.44 2.57 $21.60 $44,920
New Jersey 1,650 0.43 2.51 $16.99 $35,330



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $24.45 $50,850
Alaska 390 1.21 7.13 $22.57 $46,950
Nevada 110 0.09 0.53 $22.48 $46,770
Washington 810 0.28 1.65 $21.71 $45,150
California 6,580 0.44 2.57 $21.60 $44,920




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 2,600 0.64 3.79 $24.25 $50,450
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.19 1.11 $17.21 $35,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 730 0.58 3.44 $19.04 $39,610
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 620 0.64 3.80 (8) (8)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.52 3.09 $25.72 $53,500
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 450 0.43 2.52 $18.98 $39,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 430 0.15 0.88 $22.25 $46,290
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 310 0.36 2.14 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 300 0.17 1.00 $10.90 $22,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 280 0.12 0.69 (8) (8)



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)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 150 2.70 15.91 $11.03 $22,940
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 130 0.97 5.74 $13.90 $28,910
Lake Charles, LA 70 0.81 4.78 $14.17 $29,470
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 110 0.68 4.03 $20.80 $43,270
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 620 0.64 3.80 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,600 0.64 3.79 $24.25 $50,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 730 0.58 3.44 $19.04 $39,610
La Crosse, WI-MN 40 0.57 3.37 $9.36 $19,480
Fargo, ND-MN 80 0.57 3.37 $12.85 $26,730
Eugene-Springfield, OR 80 0.54 3.20 $19.35 $40,240



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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.08 0.45 $28.63 $59,560
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.90 $58,020
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.15 0.90 $26.17 $54,430
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.78 $53,630
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.52 3.09 $25.72 $53,500
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $25.18 $52,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,600 0.64 3.79 $24.25 $50,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.34 $23.40 $48,680
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 430 0.15 0.88 $22.25 $46,290
Honolulu, HI 120 0.26 1.54 $22.20 $46,170

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 New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 170 5.11 30.12 $11.31 $23,520
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 140 1.89 11.12 $16.38 $34,060
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 130 1.27 7.51 $11.33 $23,560
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 3.26 $23.57 $49,030
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 2.47 $9.91 $20,620

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)
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 170 5.11 30.12 $11.31 $23,520
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 140 1.89 11.12 $16.38 $34,060
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 130 1.27 7.51 $11.33 $23,560
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.16 6.85 $16.02 $33,310
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 4.33 $15.61 $32,470

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)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 3.26 $23.57 $49,030
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 140 1.89 11.12 $16.38 $34,060
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.16 6.85 $16.02 $33,310
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.97 $33,230
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 3.48 $15.69 $32,640


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