Table 3-22b: Median Weekly Earnings of Full-Time Wage and Salary Workers in Transportation by Detailed Occupation (1998 Standard Occupational Classification [SOC] basis)

Table 3-22b: Median Weekly Earnings of Full-Time Wage and Salary Workers in Transportation by Detailed Occupation (1998 Standard Occupational Classification [SOC] basis)

(Current $)

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  2000 2001 2002 2003
All occupationsa 576 596 608 620
Transportation and material moving occupations 481 504 514 520
Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers 671 648 709 705
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers 1,193 1,040 1,233 1,350
Air traffic controllers and airfield operations specialists 1,090 1,123 1,041 1,583
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians 580 521 456 322
Bus drivers 462 467 499 501
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers 551 585 599 603
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 451 484 488 481
Motor vehicle operators, all other 509 508 409 353
Locomotive engineers and operators 870 953 963 925
Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators 689 753 792 880
Railroad conductors and yardmasters 817 927 818 884
Subway, streetcar, and other rail transportation workers 754 727 579 515
Sailors and marine oilers 508 697 701 616
Ship and boat captains and operators 779 848 899 944
Ship engineers 712 1,190 1,181 1,154
Bridge and lock tenders 935 560 667 726
Parking lot attendants 316 329 341 350
Service station attendants 314 335 362 369
Transportation inspectors 731 696 747 847
Other transportation workers 483 491 645 652
Conveyor operators and tenders 465 488 350 363
Crane and tower operators 675 688 694 589
Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators 572 617 602 653
Hoist and winch operators 733 610 604 789
Industrial truck and tractor operators 448 477 499 488
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 361 363 354 373
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 401 426 420 464
Machine feeders and offbearers 412 403 433 437
Packers and packagers, hand 313 332 338 348
Pumping station operators 730 622 786 801
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 435 505 430 456
Shuttle car operators 992 696 1,030 741
Tank car, truck, and ship loaders 420 703 506 589
Material moving workers, all other 491 463 516 515

a Earnings for all full-time workers, 16 years and older workers, not just transportation related.

NOTES

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.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, table A-26, personal communication, Oct. 4, 2004.