Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders

Load and unload chemicals and bulk solids, such as coal, sand, and grain into or from tank cars, trucks, or ships using material moving equipment. May perform a variety of other tasks relating to shipment of products. May gauge or sample shipping tanks and test them for leaks.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
10,390 4.9 % $21.40 $44,510 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.98 $14.63 $20.57 $28.20 $33.82
Annual Wage (2) $22,830 $30,430 $42,780 $58,660 $70,340


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 3,760 4.25 $25.56 $53,160
General Freight Trucking 1,040 0.12 $21.02 $43,720
Warehousing and Storage 980 0.15 $19.69 $40,950
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 800 0.72 $23.05 $47,950
Freight Transportation Arrangement 370 0.22 $13.21 $27,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 3,760 4.25 $25.56 $53,160
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 210 0.98 $19.90 $41,380
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 800 0.72 $23.05 $47,950
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 250 0.26 $20.56 $42,770
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 220 0.24 $17.28 $35,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 100 0.03 $27.73 $57,670
Support Activities for Water Transportation 3,760 4.25 $25.56 $53,160
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 800 0.72 $23.05 $47,950
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 50 0.05 $22.28 $46,350
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 100 0.13 $21.18 $44,060


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,980 0.14 1.73 $27.92 $58,080
Texas 910 0.09 1.10 $17.64 $36,690
Louisiana 690 0.38 4.63 $22.34 $46,460
Washington 610 0.23 2.77 $26.10 $54,300
Pennsylvania 600 0.11 1.33 $20.19 $42,000




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 420 1.05 12.90 $27.35 $56,890
Louisiana 690 0.38 4.63 $22.34 $46,460
Alabama 510 0.28 3.44 $18.59 $38,670
Washington 610 0.23 2.77 $26.10 $54,300
West Virginia 120 0.18 2.20 $18.18 $37,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,980 0.14 1.73 $27.92 $58,080
Delaware 420 1.05 12.90 $27.35 $56,890
Washington 610 0.23 2.77 $26.10 $54,300
Oregon 220 0.14 1.73 $25.19 $52,400
Indiana 390 0.14 1.74 $23.79 $49,470

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 460 0.18 2.24 $18.98 $39,470
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 330 0.65 7.93 $24.25 $50,440
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.33 4.04 $30.68 $63,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 290 0.25 3.11 $22.69 $47,200
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 230 0.91 11.08 $26.45 $55,010
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 230 0.24 2.91 $27.41 $57,010
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.04 0.50 $24.27 $50,490
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.14 1.70 $24.64 $51,250
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.17 2.03 $22.05 $45,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 180 0.09 1.10 $14.90 $31,000




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 230 0.91 11.08 $26.45 $55,010
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 70 0.68 8.36 $16.15 $33,590
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 330 0.65 7.93 $24.25 $50,440
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.42 5.12 $29.27 $60,870
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.33 4.04 $30.68 $63,810
Duluth, MN-WI 40 0.30 3.71 $21.53 $44,780
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 290 0.25 3.11 $22.69 $47,200
Stockton, CA 50 0.24 2.99 $29.50 $61,350
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 230 0.24 2.91 $27.41 $57,010
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 460 0.18 2.24 $18.98 $39,470




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.33 4.04 $30.68 $63,810
Stockton, CA 50 0.24 2.99 $29.50 $61,350
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.42 5.12 $29.27 $60,870
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 230 0.24 2.91 $27.41 $57,010
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.98 $56,110
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 230 0.91 11.08 $26.45 $55,010
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $24.94 $51,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.14 1.70 $24.64 $51,250
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.47 $50,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.04 0.50 $24.27 $50,490

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 4.52 $16.62 $34,580
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.58 $18.87 $39,240

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 4.52 $16.62 $34,580
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.58 $18.87 $39,240

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.30 $50,550
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.62 $42,890
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.58 $18.87 $39,240
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 4.52 $16.62 $34,580
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.10 $29,330


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011