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 2004
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
Bus drivers 462 467 499 501 500
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
Ship engineers 712 1,190 1,181 1,154 980
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
Transportation inspectors 731 696 747 847 810
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.

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 communications, Oct. 4, 2004 and Nov. 20, 2005.