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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
12,090 6.8 % $ 26.60 $ 55,330 2.6 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.91 $ 18.54 $ 23.75 $ 37.31 $ 38.39
Annual Wage (2) $ 33,090 $ 38,570 $ 49,390 $ 77,610 $ 79,860


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

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 3,640 4.06 $ 33.31 $ 69,280
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 870 1.28 $ 19.05 $ 39,630
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 790 2.42 $ 21.07 $ 43,820
Warehousing and Storage 560 0.03 $ 21.95 $ 45,660
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 520 0.50 $ 27.23 $ 56,640

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 Water Transportation 3,640 4.06 $ 33.31 $ 69,280
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 790 2.42 $ 21.07 $ 43,820
Inland Water Transportation 360 1.40 $ 25.16 $ 52,330
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 870 1.28 $ 19.05 $ 39,630
Grain and Oilseed Milling 320 0.50 $ 23.50 $ 48,880

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 470 0.12 $ 42.91 $ 89,260
Support Activities for Water Transportation 3,640 4.06 $ 33.31 $ 69,280
Coal Mining 120 0.33 $ 29.88 $ 62,150
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 40 0.03 $ 29.44 $ 61,230
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) (8) (8) $ 29.04 $ 60,390


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

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.



Map of employment of tank car, truck, and ship loaders by state, May 2021


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 2,290 0.19 2.19 $ 27.73 $ 57,680
Ohio 1,110 0.21 2.48 $ 22.47 $ 46,740
Georgia 700 0.16 1.85 $ 38.50 $ 80,080
Louisiana 670 0.37 4.34 $ 23.08 $ 48,010
Missouri 540 0.20 2.32 $ 20.12 $ 41,840


Map of location quotient of tank car, truck, and ship loaders by state, May 2021


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 280 0.71 8.32 $ 27.41 $ 57,000
Louisiana 670 0.37 4.34 $ 23.08 $ 48,010
Mississippi 370 0.33 3.90 $ 25.21 $ 52,430
Utah 390 0.25 2.90 $ 20.89 $ 43,450
Ohio 1,110 0.21 2.48 $ 22.47 $ 46,740


Map of annual mean wages of tank car, truck, and ship loaders by state, May 2021


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)
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $ 42.94 $ 89,310
Wyoming 40 0.16 1.91 $ 41.86 $ 87,070
Georgia 700 0.16 1.85 $ 38.50 $ 80,080
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $ 36.98 $ 76,910
Massachusetts 50 0.01 0.17 $ 32.55 $ 67,700



Map of employment of tank car, truck, and ship loaders by area, May 2021


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 1,560 0.54 6.27 $ 30.18 $ 62,780
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 790 0.09 1.06 $ 34.87 $ 72,530
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 320 0.63 7.31 $ 23.52 $ 48,920
Salt Lake City, UT 270 0.36 4.25 $ 20.73 $ 43,120
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 200 0.05 0.55 $ 29.78 $ 61,950
St. Louis, MO-IL 170 0.13 1.56 $ 21.52 $ 44,760
Mobile, AL 160 0.97 11.33 $ 32.38 $ 67,350
Baton Rouge, LA 150 0.42 4.91 $ 25.29 $ 52,600
Toledo, OH 120 0.42 4.93 $ 25.12 $ 52,240
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.19 2.23 $ 23.80 $ 49,490


Map of location quotient of tank car, truck, and ship loaders by area, May 2021


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)
Lima, OH 70 1.45 16.85 $ 23.53 $ 48,950
Mobile, AL 160 0.97 11.33 $ 32.38 $ 67,350
Lake Charles, LA 90 0.95 11.07 $ 19.29 $ 40,130
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 320 0.63 7.31 $ 23.52 $ 48,920
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 90 0.58 6.75 $ 29.89 $ 62,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,560 0.54 6.27 $ 30.18 $ 62,780
Toledo, OH 120 0.42 4.93 $ 25.12 $ 52,240
Baton Rouge, LA 150 0.42 4.91 $ 25.29 $ 52,600
Salt Lake City, UT 270 0.36 4.25 $ 20.73 $ 43,120
Fargo, ND-MN 40 0.28 3.30 $ 23.13 $ 48,100


Map of annual mean wages of tank car, truck, and ship loaders by area, May 2021


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)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 45.38 $ 94,390
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 790 0.09 1.06 $ 34.87 $ 72,530
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 30 0.01 0.14 $ 33.05 $ 68,750
Mobile, AL 160 0.97 11.33 $ 32.38 $ 67,350
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 40 0.02 0.20 $ 31.15 $ 64,790
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,560 0.54 6.27 $ 30.18 $ 62,780
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 90 0.58 6.75 $ 29.89 $ 62,160
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 200 0.05 0.55 $ 29.78 $ 61,950
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 60 0.09 1.03 $ 25.95 $ 53,980
Baton Rouge, LA 150 0.42 4.91 $ 25.29 $ 52,600

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)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 210 0.67 7.86 $ 22.33 $ 46,440
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.44 16.81 $ 30.34 $ 63,110
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.63 7.35 $ 18.35 $ 38,170
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.51 5.94 $ 19.51 $ 40,580
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 5.66 $ 20.29 $ 42,210

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 150 1.44 16.81 $ 30.34 $ 63,110
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.20 14.02 $ 23.43 $ 48,730
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 9.88 $ 21.81 $ 45,360
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 210 0.67 7.86 $ 22.33 $ 46,440
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.63 7.35 $ 18.35 $ 38,170

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 150 1.44 16.81 $ 30.34 $ 63,110
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 3.04 $ 25.61 $ 53,270
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.20 14.02 $ 23.43 $ 48,730
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 2.88 $ 22.43 $ 46,650
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 210 0.67 7.86 $ 22.33 $ 46,440


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022