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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
Industry profile for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
Geographic profile for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders

National estimates for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
12,610 9.0 % $ 24.36 $ 50,670 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.96 $ 17.44 $ 21.93 $ 31.22 $ 38.08
Annual Wage (2) $ 31,110 $ 36,280 $ 45,610 $ 64,940 $ 79,220


Industry profile for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 3,580 4.07 $ 28.93 $ 60,170
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 1,420 4.21 $ 21.99 $ 45,730
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 910 0.25 $ 25.49 $ 53,010
Inland Water Transportation 700 2.84 $ 22.72 $ 47,260
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 640 0.16 $ 22.52 $ 46,840

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 1,420 4.21 $ 21.99 $ 45,730
Support Activities for Water Transportation 3,580 4.07 $ 28.93 $ 60,170
Inland Water Transportation 700 2.84 $ 22.72 $ 47,260
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 300 0.43 $ 19.20 $ 39,930
Coal Mining 150 0.36 $ 23.92 $ 49,750

Top paying industries for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 180 0.05 $ 44.56 $ 92,690
Oil and Gas Extraction (8) (8) $ 34.13 $ 70,980
Support Activities for Water Transportation 3,580 4.07 $ 28.93 $ 60,170
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 230 0.02 $ 28.47 $ 59,220
Building Equipment Contractors 50 (7) $ 26.99 $ 56,130


Geographic profile for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,980 0.16 1.80 $ 20.17 $ 41,950
California 930 0.06 0.63 $ 26.49 $ 55,100
Ohio 680 0.13 1.46 $ 22.25 $ 46,280
Alabama 660 0.35 3.82 $ 21.57 $ 44,870
North Dakota 650 1.63 17.93 $ 25.53 $ 53,100




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 650 1.63 17.93 $ 25.53 $ 53,100
Wyoming 90 0.36 3.93 $ 30.49 $ 63,420
Alabama 660 0.35 3.82 $ 21.57 $ 44,870
Mississippi 270 0.25 2.72 $ 31.77 $ 66,080
West Virginia 160 0.25 2.71 $ 22.33 $ 46,440




Top paying states for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 130 0.04 0.44 $ 32.11 $ 66,790
Mississippi 270 0.25 2.72 $ 31.77 $ 66,080
Wyoming 90 0.36 3.93 $ 30.49 $ 63,420
Kentucky 80 0.04 0.47 $ 27.83 $ 57,880
Colorado 200 0.08 0.85 $ 27.50 $ 57,190





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,170 0.40 4.36 $ 20.35 $ 42,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 480 0.18 1.96 $ 26.58 $ 55,290
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 360 0.69 7.64 $ 24.32 $ 50,580
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 300 0.49 5.35 $ 27.48 $ 57,170
Mobile, AL 240 1.42 15.65 $ 23.83 $ 49,570
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 230 0.09 0.99 (8) (8)
Fargo, ND-MN 140 1.04 11.50 $ 20.56 $ 42,760
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 110 0.04 0.48 (8) (8)
Toledo, OH 100 0.36 3.95 $ 23.39 $ 48,660
Oklahoma City, OK 90 0.14 1.57 $ 16.75 $ 34,840




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mobile, AL 240 1.42 15.65 $ 23.83 $ 49,570
Fargo, ND-MN 140 1.04 11.50 $ 20.56 $ 42,760
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.81 8.97 $ 23.94 $ 49,790
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 360 0.69 7.64 $ 24.32 $ 50,580
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 70 0.55 6.02 $ 19.37 $ 40,300
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 300 0.49 5.35 $ 27.48 $ 57,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,170 0.40 4.36 $ 20.35 $ 42,330
Toledo, OH 100 0.36 3.95 $ 23.39 $ 48,660
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 480 0.18 1.96 $ 26.58 $ 55,290
Oklahoma City, OK 90 0.14 1.57 $ 16.75 $ 34,840




Top paying metropolitan areas for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $ 30.63 $ 63,710
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 29.89 $ 62,180
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 300 0.49 5.35 $ 27.48 $ 57,170
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 480 0.18 1.96 $ 26.58 $ 55,290
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $ 25.55 $ 53,140
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $ 25.35 $ 52,730
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 360 0.69 7.64 $ 24.32 $ 50,580
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 23.96 $ 49,830
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.81 8.97 $ 23.94 $ 49,790
Mobile, AL 240 1.42 15.65 $ 23.83 $ 49,570

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 350 3.03 33.43 $ 29.35 $ 61,050
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 2.43 26.78 $ 21.69 $ 45,120
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 80 0.27 2.92 $ 24.76 $ 51,510
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 1.06 11.73 $ 23.55 $ 48,970
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 4.08 $ 22.34 $ 46,480

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 350 3.03 33.43 $ 29.35 $ 61,050
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 2.43 26.78 $ 21.69 $ 45,120
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 1.06 11.73 $ 23.55 $ 48,970
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 6.05 $ 17.67 $ 36,750
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 4.08 $ 22.34 $ 46,480

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 350 3.03 33.43 $ 29.35 $ 61,050
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 80 0.27 2.92 $ 24.76 $ 51,510
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 24.20 $ 50,330
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 1.06 11.73 $ 23.55 $ 48,970
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 4.08 $ 22.34 $ 46,480


About May 2020 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021