Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
12,490 5.8 % $21.41 $44,540 3.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.02 $14.55 $19.80 $28.26 $34.57
Annual Wage (2) $22,920 $30,270 $41,180 $58,770 $71,900


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 4,840 5.10 $23.71 $49,310
Warehousing and Storage 1,320 0.18 $21.68 $45,100
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 950 3.12 $18.92 $39,350
General Freight Trucking 640 0.07 $18.18 $37,810
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 610 0.55 $22.41 $46,620

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 4,840 5.10 $23.71 $49,310
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 950 3.12 $18.92 $39,350
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 610 0.55 $22.41 $46,620
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 320 0.34 $20.98 $43,650
Inland Water Transportation 70 0.26 $16.49 $34,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 110 0.02 $26.52 $55,160
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.07 $25.20 $52,420
Coal Mining 90 0.13 $24.75 $51,480
Support Activities for Water Transportation 4,840 5.10 $23.71 $49,310
Metal Ore Mining 30 0.07 $23.68 $49,250


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)
Texas 2,680 0.24 2.58 $19.77 $41,130
New Jersey 1,290 0.33 3.62 $30.13 $62,670
Louisiana 880 0.46 4.98 $20.72 $43,100
California 770 0.05 0.55 $25.22 $52,450
Illinois 710 0.12 1.34 $17.62 $36,650



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)
Louisiana 880 0.46 4.98 $20.72 $43,100
North Dakota 180 0.40 4.32 $16.27 $33,830
New Jersey 1,290 0.33 3.62 $30.13 $62,670
Texas 2,680 0.24 2.58 $19.77 $41,130
Alabama 400 0.21 2.31 $17.45 $36,300



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 1,290 0.33 3.62 $30.13 $62,670
Washington 370 0.13 1.40 $26.00 $54,090
California 770 0.05 0.55 $25.22 $52,450
Montana 50 0.12 1.30 $25.00 $52,000
Georgia 210 0.05 0.57 $22.86 $47,540




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 1,940 0.68 7.40 $20.17 $41,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 260 0.25 2.71 $24.46 $50,870
Mobile, AL 250 1.49 16.18 $16.32 $33,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.13 1.36 $15.54 $32,320
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 220 0.36 3.94 $16.62 $34,580
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 200 2.02 21.88 $20.02 $41,650
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.10 1.13 $24.87 $51,740
Baton Rouge, LA 150 0.40 4.28 $20.97 $43,620
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 140 0.54 5.83 $21.24 $44,180
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 130 0.20 2.17 $14.18 $29,490



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)
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 200 2.02 21.88 $20.02 $41,650
Mobile, AL 250 1.49 16.18 $16.32 $33,940
Pascagoula, MS 70 1.26 13.66 $12.75 $26,520
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,940 0.68 7.40 $20.17 $41,960
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 90 0.55 5.96 $23.77 $49,440
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 140 0.54 5.83 $21.24 $44,180
Baton Rouge, LA 150 0.40 4.28 $20.97 $43,620
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 220 0.36 3.94 $16.62 $34,580
Lake Charles, LA 30 0.35 3.81 $21.03 $43,740
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 260 0.25 2.71 $24.46 $50,870



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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.06 0.61 $30.46 $63,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.46 $55,040
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.10 1.13 $24.87 $51,740
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 260 0.25 2.71 $24.46 $50,870
Odessa, TX (8) (8) (8) $23.96 $49,830
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 90 0.55 5.96 $23.77 $49,440
Duluth, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $22.52 $46,830
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $22.45 $46,690
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 140 0.54 5.83 $21.24 $44,180
Lake Charles, LA 30 0.35 3.81 $21.03 $43,740

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)
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 2.94 31.78 $19.52 $40,600
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 3.69 $22.37 $46,530
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 2.78 $12.11 $25,180
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 5.28 $23.86 $49,620

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)
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 2.94 31.78 $19.52 $40,600
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 5.28 $23.86 $49,620
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 3.69 $22.37 $46,530
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 2.78 $12.11 $25,180

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)
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 5.28 $23.86 $49,620
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 3.69 $22.37 $46,530
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 2.94 31.78 $19.52 $40,600
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.63 $30,430
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 2.78 $12.11 $25,180


About May 2014 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:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015