Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
11,960 9.4 % $19.72 $41,010 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.76 $13.61 $17.63 $23.62 $33.57
Annual Wage (2) $22,370 $28,320 $36,660 $49,120 $69,820


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 4,560 4.70 $19.06 $39,640
Warehousing and Storage 1,290 0.16 $23.21 $48,280
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 1,050 3.14 $17.09 $35,550
General Freight Trucking 630 0.06 $17.53 $36,470
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 610 0.55 $23.47 $48,820

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 4,560 4.70 $19.06 $39,640
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 1,050 3.14 $17.09 $35,550
Other Support Activities for Transportation 210 0.67 $16.92 $35,200
Inland Water Transportation 160 0.58 $18.42 $38,310
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 610 0.55 $23.47 $48,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 100 0.02 $27.36 $56,900
Coal Mining 40 0.06 $25.56 $53,170
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 220 0.15 $25.47 $52,980
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation (8) (8) $25.39 $52,800
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.06 $24.92 $51,840


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)
Louisiana 730 0.38 4.34 $24.27 $50,480
California 720 0.05 0.54 $25.78 $53,620
Illinois 420 0.07 0.84 $18.29 $38,040
New Jersey 410 0.10 1.20 $26.47 $55,050
Washington 390 0.13 1.51 $23.76 $49,410



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)
North Dakota 310 0.69 7.90 $18.16 $37,760
Wyoming 110 0.38 4.38 $17.46 $36,310
Louisiana 730 0.38 4.34 $24.27 $50,480
Mississippi 380 0.34 3.93 $16.76 $34,870
Oregon 310 0.18 2.03 $22.98 $47,800



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 140 0.03 0.39 $30.45 $63,340
New Jersey 410 0.10 1.20 $26.47 $55,050
California 720 0.05 0.54 $25.78 $53,620
Louisiana 730 0.38 4.34 $24.27 $50,480
Washington 390 0.13 1.51 $23.76 $49,410




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.09 1.02 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 1.04 $17.80 $37,020
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 280 0.47 5.40 $18.32 $38,110
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 280 0.50 5.80 (8) (8)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 240 0.22 2.55 $22.83 $47,490
Baton Rouge, LA 230 0.58 6.73 $24.67 $51,320
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 200 0.33 3.77 (8) (8)
Mobile, AL 190 1.09 12.55 $15.79 $32,840
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 150 0.14 1.66 $19.46 $40,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.68 (8) (8)



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)
Mobile, AL 190 1.09 12.55 $15.79 $32,840
Baton Rouge, LA 230 0.58 6.73 $24.67 $51,320
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 280 0.50 5.80 (8) (8)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 280 0.47 5.40 $18.32 $38,110
Evansville, IN-KY 60 0.36 4.13 $17.62 $36,640
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 200 0.33 3.77 (8) (8)
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.29 3.35 (8) (8)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 70 0.26 3.04 $20.57 $42,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 240 0.22 2.55 $22.83 $47,490
Tulsa, OK 90 0.21 2.43 $12.91 $26,850



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 0.11 1.25 $31.08 $64,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.84 $55,830
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.08 0.98 $25.42 $52,880
Longview, WA (8) (8) (8) $24.70 $51,370
Baton Rouge, LA 230 0.58 6.73 $24.67 $51,320
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA (8) (8) (8) $23.79 $49,480
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 240 0.22 2.55 $22.83 $47,490
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $21.22 $44,140
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $20.99 $43,660
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 70 0.26 3.04 $20.57 $42,790

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 East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 3.63 41.85 $20.39 $42,410
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 4.44 (8) (8)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 4.76 $17.01 $35,370
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 4.02 $21.71 $45,160
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 8.47 $18.22 $37,910

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 East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 3.63 41.85 $20.39 $42,410
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 8.47 $18.22 $37,910
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 6.77 (8) (8)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 4.76 $17.01 $35,370
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 4.63 $13.39 $27,860

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 2.59 $23.48 $48,840
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 4.02 $21.71 $45,160
Far East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 3.63 41.85 $20.39 $42,410
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 8.47 $18.22 $37,910
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.55 $36,500


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016