Table 3-26: 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 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
TOTAL, all occupationsa 576 596 608 620 638 651 671 695 722 739 747 756 768
Transportation and material moving occupations 481 504 514 520 520 543 556 570 593 599 599 614 621
Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers 671 648 709 705 655 734 767 811 761 786 743 761 812
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers 1,193 1,040 1,233 1,350 1,418 1,366 1,407 1,358 1,390 1,650 1,365 1,461 1,440
Air traffic controllers and airfield operations specialists 1,090 1,123 1,041 1,583 1,239 1,444 1,259 1,225 1,116 1,056 1,626 1,335 1,508
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians 580 521 456 322 399 939 452 693 432 663 518 503 592
Bus drivers 462 467 499 501 500 517 519 507 561 563 574 608 601
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers 551 585 599 603 610 624 642 665 702 685 686 705 730
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 451 484 488 481 486 483 538 501 503 514 537 553 554
Motor vehicle operators, all other 509 508 409 353 380 394 417 484 511 511 522 520 626
Locomotive engineers and operators 870 953 963 925 1,056 998 1,129 1,157 1,223 1,122 1,268 1,130 1,274
Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators 689 753 792 880 820 698 999 706 1,027 960 1,114 917 1,141
Railroad conductors and yardmasters 817 927 818 884 881 1,017 904 912 1,067 1,027 1,198 1,181 1,073
Subway, streetcar, and other rail transportation workers 754 727 579 515 686 497 696 973 700 1,003 488 876 951
Sailors and marine oilers 508 697 701 616 424 628 812 549 666 980 902 992 636
Ship and boat captains and operators 779 848 899 944 848 798 829 1,158 1,154 1,491 1,637 1,326 1,169
Ship engineers 712 1,190 1,181 1,154 980 1,288 452 997 1,158 1,583 1,512 1,435 2,430
Bridge and lock tenders 935 560 667 726 599 637 627 892 512 918 1,127 1,060 988
Parking lot attendants 316 329 341 350 378 360 397 410 436 421 464 467 404
Service station attendants 314 335 362 369 319 323 364 404 373 398 393 404 428
Transportation inspectors 731 696 747 847 810 893 771 839 910 962 1,013 1,007 836
Other transportation workers 483 491 645 652 606 735 749 600 631 602 831 752 688
Conveyor operators and tenders 465 488 350 363 521 501 847 563 549 538 850 688 809
Crane and tower operators 675 688 694 589 732 727 790 715 925 778 659 739 753
Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators 572 617 602 653 607 616 623 726 708 827 708 708 792
Hoist and winch operators 733 610 604 789 709 516 625 446 406 962 631 667 817
Industrial truck and tractor operators 448 477 499 488 486 499 513 519 534 531 559 562 562
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 361 363 354 373 384 385 379 405 428 421 448 465 425
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 401 426 420 464 443 456 474 474 501 502 497 509 510
Machine feeders and offbearers 412 403 433 437 422 449 451 511 439 532 423 520 550
Packers and packagers, hand 313 332 338 348 349 372 391 374 388 408 400 397 404
Pumping station operators 730 622 786 801 747 910 888 942 919 835 952 815 1,161
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 435 505 430 456 508 491 393 517 475 463 481 541 501
Shuttle car operators 992 696 1,030 741 736 772 436 364 643 610 1,046 1,159 1,053
Tank car, truck, and ship loaders 420 703 506 589 504 462 407 607 683 1,032 456 608 804
Material moving workers, all other 491 463 516 515 591 598 553 665 517 643 742 614 701

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.

This table does not include part-time employees, while table 3-25 includes salaries of part-time employees.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, table A-26, personal communications, Oct. 4, 2004, Nov. 20, 2005, Oct. 27, 2006, Dec. 20, 2007, Mar. 4, 2009, June 8, 2010, May 23, 2011, July 17, 2012 and July 18, 2013.