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Conveyor Operator and Tender Salary Information

The salary statistics of conveyor operators and tenders are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of conveyor operators and tenders within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The conveyor operators and tenders annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Conveyor Operator and Tender Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$52,450
75th Percentile Wage
$38,950
50th Percentile Wage
$31,220
25th Percentile Wage
$26,150
10th Percentile Wage
$21,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for conveyor operators and tenders. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) conveyor operators and tenders is $52,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,660. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 142% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $31,220 2.09%
2013 $30,580 3.28%
2012 $29,610 0.99%
2011 $29,320 0.17%
2010 $29,270 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for conveyor operators and tenders from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 6.66%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 3.28%. We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 0.99% in 2012 and a very small growth of 0.17% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Conveyor Operators and Tenders vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Conveyor Operator and Tender Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of conveyor operators and tenders in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for conveyor operators and tenders occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $55,820. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $23,240).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,820
Utilities
$55,430
Mining
$47,930
Construction
$42,850
Manufacturing
$32,690
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,060
Transportation and Warehousing
$31,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$30,680
Wholesale Trade
$29,370
Retail Trade
$28,310
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$25,670
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,240

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Conveyor Operators and Tenders by States

From the above tables we note that not only conveyor operators and tenders salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of conveyor operators and tenders in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,040 to $57,410. The highest paying state for conveyor operators and tenders is Wyoming with a median annual salary of $57,410. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,040. For more salary information of conveyor operators and tenders profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Wyoming
$57,410
Utah
$56,190
West Virginia
$52,150
Kentucky
$47,980
Colorado
$41,940
Pennsylvania
$40,410
New Mexico
$39,140
Washington
$37,620
Alabama
$36,990
Massachusetts
$35,900
California
$35,390
New Jersey
$35,030
New York
$34,960
Rhode Island
$34,080
Oregon
$33,100
Michigan
$33,090
Arkansas
$32,880
Indiana
$32,860
Idaho
$32,690
North Dakota
$32,680
New Hampshire
$32,590
Hawaii
$32,400
Minnesota
$31,680
Nevada
$31,630
Virginia
$31,100
Wisconsin
$31,080
Missouri
$30,860
Montana
$30,790
Arizona
$30,780
Illinois
$30,770
Oklahoma
$30,550
Tennessee
$30,110
Iowa
$30,080
Ohio
$29,960
Maine
$29,880
Louisiana
$29,640
Texas
$29,190
Kansas
$28,820
Nebraska
$28,740
Florida
$28,700
North Carolina
$28,570
South Dakota
$28,480
Georgia
$28,440
Maryland
$26,690
Mississippi
$25,970
South Carolina
$23,320
Puerto Rico
$19,040