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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
11,620 8.1 % $22.88 $47,580 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.51 $16.23 $20.36 $29.23 $36.56
Annual Wage (2) $28,090 $33,760 $42,360 $60,800 $76,050


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 2,800 2.93 $27.74 $57,700
Warehousing and Storage 1,050 0.09 $23.90 $49,720
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 1,020 2.83 $19.75 $41,070
Inland Water Transportation 770 2.88 $22.30 $46,370
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 700 0.19 $25.00 $52,000

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 2,800 2.93 $27.74 $57,700
Inland Water Transportation 770 2.88 $22.30 $46,370
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 1,020 2.83 $19.75 $41,070
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 420 0.61 $19.63 $40,820
Grain and Oilseed Milling 140 0.23 $21.43 $44,580

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 130 0.03 $38.46 $80,000
Oil and Gas Extraction 50 0.03 $32.63 $67,870
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 210 0.01 $28.11 $58,470
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $27.90 $58,030
Support Activities for Water Transportation 2,800 2.93 $27.74 $57,700


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 1,630 0.13 1.66 $18.23 $37,910
Louisiana 940 0.49 6.21 $21.97 $45,710
California 870 0.05 0.64 $22.69 $47,190
Alabama 760 0.39 4.88 $20.16 $41,930
North Dakota 710 1.67 21.13 $24.36 $50,680




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 710 1.67 21.13 $24.36 $50,680
Louisiana 940 0.49 6.21 $21.97 $45,710
Alabama 760 0.39 4.88 $20.16 $41,930
Mississippi 250 0.22 2.80 $31.95 $66,460
Wyoming 40 0.15 1.88 $23.63 $49,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 250 0.22 2.80 $31.95 $66,460
Utah 70 0.05 0.61 $28.96 $60,240
Wisconsin 290 0.10 1.27 $28.07 $58,390
Massachusetts 220 0.06 0.77 $26.52 $55,170
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $26.49 $55,100





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)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 650 0.23 2.88 $22.85 $47,530
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 440 0.79 9.94 $22.31 $46,400
Mobile, AL 410 2.32 29.38 $20.33 $42,290
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 320 0.51 6.45 $28.13 $58,510
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 280 0.11 1.36 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 180 0.06 0.81 $27.72 $57,660
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 100 0.02 0.28 $22.36 $46,500
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 80 0.05 0.67 $24.90 $51,800
Toledo, OH 70 0.23 2.87 $22.80 $47,420
Oklahoma City, OK 60 0.09 1.14 $16.77 $34,870




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 410 2.32 29.38 $20.33 $42,290
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 440 0.79 9.94 $22.31 $46,400
Grand Forks, ND-MN 30 0.65 8.26 $23.85 $49,600
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 320 0.51 6.45 $28.13 $58,510
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 50 0.35 4.49 $13.64 $28,370
Toledo, OH 70 0.23 2.87 $22.80 $47,420
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 650 0.23 2.88 $22.85 $47,530
Canton-Massillon, OH 40 0.21 2.69 $14.51 $30,180
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 280 0.11 1.36 (8) (8)
Oklahoma City, OK 60 0.09 1.14 $16.77 $34,870




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)
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $28.27 $58,800
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 320 0.51 6.45 $28.13 $58,510
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 180 0.06 0.81 $27.72 $57,660
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $27.23 $56,630
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 80 0.05 0.67 $24.90 $51,800
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $24.71 $51,400
Grand Forks, ND-MN 30 0.65 8.26 $23.85 $49,600
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $23.14 $48,120
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 650 0.23 2.88 $22.85 $47,530
Toledo, OH 70 0.23 2.87 $22.80 $47,420

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)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 360 2.86 36.19 $27.27 $56,710
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 210 3.24 41.00 $22.29 $46,370
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.93 11.74 $20.43 $42,500
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 80 0.24 2.99 $23.50 $48,880
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 4.14 (8) (8)

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 North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 210 3.24 41.00 $22.29 $46,370
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 360 2.86 36.19 $27.27 $56,710
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.93 11.74 $20.43 $42,500
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 5.78 $16.58 $34,480
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 4.14 (8) (8)

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 North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 360 2.86 36.19 $27.27 $56,710
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 80 0.24 2.99 $23.50 $48,880
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 210 3.24 41.00 $22.29 $46,370
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.93 11.74 $20.43 $42,500
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.92 $39,360


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020