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Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

in Massachusetts

Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location. Excludes "Logging Equipment Operators" (45-4022).

Occupation Projection for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
537051  Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 4,761 5,018 257 5.40 % 170 366 26 562 No formal educational credential 

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Warehousing and Storage    1,180  25 % 1,210  24 % 30  3 % $35,890
Wholesale Trade    900  19 % 980  20 % 80  8 % $39,700
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    730  15 % 800  16 % 70  9 % $39,670
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    450  9 % 490  10 % 40  9 % $35,290
Administrative and Support Services    350  7 % 380  8 % 30  8 % $33,390
Food Manufacturing    320  7 % 350  7 % 30  8 % $37,690
Truck Transportation    220  5 % 220  4 % 0  3 % $47,640
Management of Companies and Enterprises    210  4 % 230  5 % 20  7 % $45,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises    210  4 % 230  5 % 20  7 % $45,900
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    170  4 % 180  4 % 10  5 % $35,140
General Merchandise Stores    140  3 % 170  3 % 30  18 % $39,370
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    110  2 % 120  2 % 10  7 % $40,240
Construction    100  2 % 120  2 % 20  13 % $52,580
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