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Table 5-6 Average Hourly Wages in Select Freight Transportation-Related Occupations: 2000, 2010, 2013, and 2014

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(current dollars)

Occupation (SOC code) 2000 2010 2013 2014
Vehicle operators, pipeline operators, and primary support        
Driver/sales worker (53-3031) 11.08 13.02 13.41 13.33
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer (53-3032) 15.78 18.97 19.68 20.16
Truck drivers, light or delivery services (53-3033) 11.84 15.45 16.10 16.28
Locomotive engineers (53-4011) 21.20 24.46 26.76 27.41
Rail yard engineers, dinkey operators, and hostlers (53-4013) 19.22 18.18 21.28 21.54
Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators (53-4021) 20.16 23.47 24.00 25.14
Railroad conductors and yardmasters (53-4031) 20.11 25.18 27.90 26.84
Sailors and marine oilers (53-5011) 13.94 18.28 19.56 19.70
Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels (53-5021) 23.30 33.89 36.34 38.07
Ship engineers (53-5031) 23.12 34.09 36.37 35.87
Bridge and lock tenders (53-6011) 14.60 20.72 21.17 22.22
Gas compressor and gas pumping station operators (53-7071) 20.05 24.48 25.84 26.65
Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers (53-7072) 18.00 22.14 22.00 22.45
Transportation equipment manufacturing and maintenance occupations        
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists (49-3031) 15.97 20.31 21.21 21.71
Rail car repairers (49-3043) 15.85 22.31 23.89 25.27
Transportation Infrastructure construction and maintenance occupations        
Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators (47-4061) 14.84 22.23 22.24 24.39
Signal and track switch repairers (49-9097) 18.94 24.80 26.83 28.81
Dredge operators (53-7031) 14.32 17.59 21.91 21.94
Secondary support service occupations        
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance (43-5032) 14.62 18.00 18.80 19.09
Postal service mail carriers (43-5052) 17.71 24.16 24.47 24.90
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks (43-5071) 11.22 14.46 14.93 15.27
Transportation inspectors (53-6051) 21.25 30.31 32.83 34.05
Tank car, truck, and ship loaders (53-7121) 15.62 21.40 21.80 21.41

KEY: SOC = Standard Occupational Classification.

NOTE: Data are for May of each year.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Occupational Employment and Wages, available at www.bls.gov/oes as of September 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017