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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
9,000 7.9 % $20.35 $42,330 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.12 $14.39 $18.38 $24.20 $33.99
Annual Wage (2) $25,210 $29,930 $38,220 $50,340 $70,690


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 1,890 2.04 $21.78 $45,290
Warehousing and Storage 1,260 0.11 $22.60 $47,020
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 580 1.73 $16.77 $34,890
Truck Transportation 500 0.03 $15.25 $31,710
Rail Transportation 440 0.19 $19.88 $41,350

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 1,890 2.04 $21.78 $45,290
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 580 1.73 $16.77 $34,890
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 430 0.59 $18.68 $38,860
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 350 0.35 $19.70 $40,990
Grain and Oilseed Milling 130 0.23 $20.75 $43,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 60 0.04 $31.33 $65,160
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 (7) $29.33 $61,010
Inland Water Transportation (8) (8) $24.62 $51,210
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 230 0.20 $24.61 $51,180
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 40 0.05 $23.88 $49,670


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 1,190 0.10 1.57 $21.00 $43,670
Alabama 840 0.43 6.96 $18.78 $39,070
Louisiana 550 0.29 4.59 $17.25 $35,880
California 530 0.03 0.50 $16.74 $34,810
North Dakota 520 1.24 19.93 $21.65 $45,030




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 520 1.24 19.93 $21.65 $45,030
Alabama 840 0.43 6.96 $18.78 $39,070
Louisiana 550 0.29 4.59 $17.25 $35,880
Alaska 70 0.21 3.38 $15.70 $32,650
Wyoming 50 0.17 2.75 $22.45 $46,700




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 460 0.11 1.82 $27.58 $57,370
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $27.10 $56,370
Wisconsin 360 0.13 2.05 $26.75 $55,640
Washington 70 0.02 0.34 $23.82 $49,550
Nebraska 120 0.12 1.91 $23.20 $48,260





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)
Mobile, AL 450 2.62 42.13 $19.47 $40,500
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.03 0.55 $32.16 $66,880
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 170 0.06 1.00 $20.70 $43,050
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 150 0.08 1.26 $20.90 $43,470
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 120 0.03 0.42 $21.20 $44,090
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 110 0.03 0.50 $17.36 $36,110
Midland, TX 90 0.84 13.58 $15.65 $32,540
Pittsburgh, PA 80 0.07 1.14 (8) (8)
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 0.81 $20.35 $42,330
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.16 2.51 $20.30 $42,220




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 450 2.62 42.13 $19.47 $40,500
Midland, TX 90 0.84 13.58 $15.65 $32,540
Greeley, CO 50 0.49 7.82 $21.59 $44,910
Canton-Massillon, OH 50 0.29 4.70 $15.59 $32,440
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.16 2.51 $20.30 $42,220
Toledo, OH 40 0.13 2.17 $24.58 $51,120
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 150 0.08 1.26 $20.90 $43,470
Pittsburgh, PA 80 0.07 1.14 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 170 0.06 1.00 $20.70 $43,050
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 30 0.06 0.90 $18.68 $38,850




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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.03 0.55 $32.16 $66,880
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $29.67 $61,710
Toledo, OH 40 0.13 2.17 $24.58 $51,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $24.19 $50,310
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 50 0.03 0.49 $22.35 $46,500
Greeley, CO 50 0.49 7.82 $21.59 $44,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $21.54 $44,800
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 120 0.03 0.42 $21.20 $44,090
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 150 0.08 1.26 $20.90 $43,470
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 170 0.06 1.00 $20.70 $43,050

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)
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 200 3.08 49.52 $21.18 $44,050
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 180 1.49 23.97 $23.80 $49,510
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 1.21 19.52 $19.49 $40,530
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 6.62 $21.91 $45,570
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 6.62 $23.25 $48,370

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 200 3.08 49.52 $21.18 $44,050
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 180 1.49 23.97 $23.80 $49,510
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 1.21 19.52 $19.49 $40,530
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 6.62 $21.91 $45,570
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 6.62 $23.25 $48,370

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 180 1.49 23.97 $23.80 $49,510
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 6.62 $23.25 $48,370
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 6.62 $21.91 $45,570
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 200 3.08 49.52 $21.18 $44,050
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 5.70 $20.73 $43,110


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019