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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,930
25th Percentile Wage
$27,130
50th Percentile Wage
$32,300
75th Percentile Wage
$39,890
90th Percentile Wage
$50,340

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 $50,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,930. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 119% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of conveyor operators and tenders from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$32,300
2.76% 8.33%
2016
$31,410
-2.04% -
2015
$32,050
2.59% -
2014
$31,220
2.05% -
2013
$30,580
3.17% -
2012
$29,610
- -

Table 2. 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 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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $60,640. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $24,240).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$60,640
Mining
$51,400
Utilities
$42,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,170
Manufacturing
$35,140
Retail Trade
$34,630
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,720
Wholesale Trade
$31,540
Transportation and Warehousing
$30,350
Construction
$28,800
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$25,360
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$24,240

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 $18,360 to $59,870. The highest paying state for conveyor operators and tenders is Wyoming with a median annual salary of $59,870. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,360. 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
$59,870
West Virginia
$57,530
Kentucky
$54,260
Utah
$45,880
Alaska
$44,720
District of Columbia
$43,320
New York
$41,280
Louisiana
$39,470
Oregon
$39,000
Pennsylvania
$37,190
North Dakota
$37,140
Idaho
$36,360
Wisconsin
$36,290
Alabama
$36,270
Michigan
$35,980
Missouri
$35,310
Maine
$35,300
Minnesota
$35,090
Montana
$34,920
Arkansas
$34,860
Rhode Island
$34,080
Indiana
$34,010
New Mexico
$33,450
Hawaii
$33,400
Vermont
$33,210
New Jersey
$32,970
Delaware
$32,600
South Carolina
$32,570
Iowa
$32,520
California
$32,290
New Hampshire
$32,210
Nevada
$32,190
Kansas
$31,650
Massachusetts
$31,500
Tennessee
$31,230
Mississippi
$31,200
Oklahoma
$31,170
Ohio
$31,020
Arizona
$30,970
Colorado
$30,950
Washington
$30,740
Illinois
$30,730
South Dakota
$30,680
Nebraska
$30,390
Maryland
$30,070
North Carolina
$30,030
Connecticut
$29,660
Virginia
$29,600
Florida
$28,890
Georgia
$27,860
Texas
$26,840
Puerto Rico
$18,360



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