Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
11,560 6.4 % $19.49 $40,530 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.79 $13.94 $18.76 $23.92 $30.50
Annual Wage (2) $22,450 $28,990 $39,020 $49,750 $63,450


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Support Activities for Water Transportation 2,710 $22.01 $45,790
Warehousing and Storage 2,130 $19.36 $40,260
General Freight Trucking 1,730 $18.49 $38,450
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 770 $21.59 $44,910
Specialized Freight Trucking 360 $16.33 $33,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 100 $27.25 $56,680
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) $23.53 $48,930
Support Activities for Water Transportation 2,710 $22.01 $45,790
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 300 $21.89 $45,540
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 190 $21.83 $45,410


State profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Louisiana 770 $20.52 $42,680 0.413
Alabama 670 $14.28 $29,700 0.359
West Virginia 150 $17.82 $37,070 0.210
Washington 570 $25.68 $53,410 0.204
New Jersey 750 $22.44 $46,680 0.195

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Oregon 230 $26.54 $55,210 0.142
Washington 570 $25.68 $53,410 0.204
California 1,730 $23.46 $48,800 0.119
Indiana 410 $23.21 $48,270 0.148
New Jersey 750 $22.44 $46,680 0.195


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

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

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Pascagoula, MS 200 $13.04 $27,130 3.512
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 170 $15.74 $32,750 1.511
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 240 $25.99 $54,070 0.916
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 240 $12.85 $26,730 0.495
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 550 $19.18 $39,900 0.459

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 340 $29.47 $61,290 0.086
Stockton, CA 60 $28.97 $60,270 0.310
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 90 $27.17 $56,510 0.343
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 260 $26.84 $55,830 0.267
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 240 $25.99 $54,070 0.916


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010