Table 3-22b: Median Weekly Earnings of Full-Time Wage and Salary Workers in Transportation by Detailed Occupation (1998 Standard Occupational Classification [SOC] basis)
|TOTAL, all occupationsa||576||596||608||620||638|
|Transportation and material moving occupations||481||504||514||520||520|
|Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers||671||648||709||705||655|
|Aircraft pilots and flight engineers||1,193||1,040||1,233||1,350||1,418|
|Air traffic controllers and airfield operations specialists||1,090||1,123||1,041||1,583||1,239|
|Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians||580||521||456||322||399|
|Driver/sales workers and truck drivers||551||585||599||603||610|
|Taxi drivers and chauffeurs||451||484||488||481||486|
|Motor vehicle operators, all other||509||508||409||353||380|
|Locomotive engineers and operators||870||953||963||925||1,056|
|Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators||689||753||792||880||820|
|Railroad conductors and yardmasters||817||927||818||884||881|
|Subway, streetcar, and other rail transportation workers||754||727||579||515||686|
|Sailors and marine oilers||508||697||701||616||424|
|Ship and boat captains and operators||779||848||899||944||848|
|Bridge and lock tenders||935||560||667||726||599|
|Parking lot attendants||316||329||341||350||378|
|Service station attendants||314||335||362||369||319|
|Other transportation workers||483||491||645||652||606|
|Conveyor operators and tenders||465||488||350||363||521|
|Crane and tower operators||675||688||694||589||732|
|Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators||572||617||602||653||607|
|Hoist and winch operators||733||610||604||789||709|
|Industrial truck and tractor operators||448||477||499||488||486|
|Cleaners of vehicles and equipment||361||363||354||373||384|
|Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand||401||426||420||464||443|
|Machine feeders and offbearers||412||403||433||437||422|
|Packers and packagers, hand||313||332||338||348||349|
|Pumping station operators||730||622||786||801||747|
|Refuse and recyclable material collectors||435||505||430||456||508|
|Shuttle car operators||992||696||1,030||741||736|
|Tank car, truck, and ship loaders||420||703||506||589||504|
|Material moving workers, all other||491||463||516||515||591|
a Earnings for all full-time workers, not just transportation related.
The 1998 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) System was developed by the Federal Government in response to a growing need for a universal occupational classification system. The SOC is being adopted by all Federal agencies and consists of 821 detailed occupations, grouped into 449 broad occupations, 96 minor groups, and 23 major groups.
Use care in comparing the figures in this table with those in table 3-21. This table does not include part-time employees.
Table 3-21 includes weighted part-time employees' salaries.
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, table A-26, personal communications, Oct. 4, 2004 and Nov. 20, 2005.