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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,970
25th Percentile Wage
$26,510
50th Percentile Wage
$31,410
75th Percentile Wage
$39,570
90th Percentile Wage
$49,880

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 $49,880. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,970. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 127% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of conveyor operators and tenders from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,410-2.04%5.73%
201532,0502.59%-
201431,2202.05%-
201330,5803.17%-
201229,610--

Table 2. Conveyor Operator and Tender Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of conveyor operators and tenders in 10 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for conveyor operators and tenders occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $49,570. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $23,170).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$49,570
Utilities
$42,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,580
Manufacturing
$33,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$32,570
Wholesale Trade
$30,670
Retail Trade
$30,170
Transportation and Warehousing
$29,500
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,640
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$23,170

Table 3. 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 $18,440 to $55,210. The highest paying state for conveyor operators and tenders is West Virginia with a median annual salary of $55,210. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,440. 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
West Virginia
$55,210
Kentucky
$52,420
New Mexico
$51,030
Wyoming
$46,880
Utah
$44,910
Alaska
$44,720
District of Columbia
$43,320
New York
$41,280
Montana
$37,770
Pennsylvania
$37,100
Oregon
$36,960
Alabama
$35,520
Oklahoma
$34,510
Minnesota
$34,490
Rhode Island
$34,080
Arkansas
$33,840
Michigan
$33,810
Indiana
$33,450
Wisconsin
$33,420
Hawaii
$33,400
Louisiana
$32,700
Maine
$32,030
North Dakota
$31,840
Iowa
$31,760
Missouri
$31,690
Maryland
$31,640
Arizona
$31,440
Nevada
$31,340
Illinois
$31,250
Kansas
$31,110
North Carolina
$31,110
South Carolina
$30,960
Massachusetts
$30,610
California
$30,580
Ohio
$30,490
Tennessee
$30,240
Colorado
$30,110
Idaho
$30,100
Washington
$30,010
Connecticut
$29,660
New Jersey
$29,570
Nebraska
$29,560
Mississippi
$29,270
South Dakota
$29,120
Florida
$28,640
Georgia
$28,300
Virginia
$28,270
Texas
$24,970
Puerto Rico
$18,440


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