Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
10,300 13.1 % $19.37 $40,290 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.39 $13.83 $17.72 $22.93 $31.82
Annual Wage (2) $23,700 $28,770 $36,860 $47,690 $66,180


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 3,300 3.64 $18.54 $38,550
Warehousing and Storage 1,840 0.18 $22.62 $47,040
Truck Transportation 750 0.05 $16.58 $34,480
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 530 1.66 $16.34 $33,980
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 380 0.04 $16.50 $34,330

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 3,300 3.64 $18.54 $38,550
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 530 1.66 $16.34 $33,980
Inland Water Transportation 210 0.80 $22.15 $46,070
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 310 0.42 $18.52 $38,530
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 310 0.28 $24.45 $50,860

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 60 0.02 $28.57 $59,420
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 50 (7) $28.28 $58,830
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 50 0.13 $26.54 $55,200
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 310 0.28 $24.45 $50,860
Warehousing and Storage 1,840 0.18 $22.62 $47,040


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 2,450 0.21 2.85 $18.40 $38,280
Louisiana 830 0.44 6.07 $19.81 $41,200
Alabama 640 0.33 4.62 $18.72 $38,930
North Dakota 390 0.93 12.89 $21.93 $45,610
California 360 0.02 0.30 $15.51 $32,260




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 390 0.93 12.89 $21.93 $45,610
Louisiana 830 0.44 6.07 $19.81 $41,200
Alabama 640 0.33 4.62 $18.72 $38,930
Texas 2,450 0.21 2.85 $18.40 $38,280
Mississippi 240 0.21 2.91 $20.37 $42,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 70 0.07 0.97 $27.33 $56,840
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $25.88 $53,840
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $24.13 $50,200
Georgia 310 0.07 0.99 $23.82 $49,560
Minnesota 70 0.03 0.36 $22.46 $46,730



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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 Orleans-Metairie, LA 460 0.83 11.53 $21.11 $43,910
Mobile, AL 300 1.75 24.23 $20.92 $43,520
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 230 0.36 5.02 $16.95 $35,260
Baton Rouge, LA 210 0.53 7.34 $21.06 $43,800
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 180 0.07 1.02 $14.51 $30,180
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.10 1.39 $18.24 $37,950
Fargo, ND-MN 70 0.51 7.11 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.26 $21.51 $44,750
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.20 2.71 $19.17 $39,880
Canton-Massillon, OH 60 0.34 4.68 $15.66 $32,580


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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 300 1.75 24.23 $20.92 $43,520
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 460 0.83 11.53 $21.11 $43,910
Baton Rouge, LA 210 0.53 7.34 $21.06 $43,800
Fargo, ND-MN 70 0.51 7.11 (8) (8)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 230 0.36 5.02 $16.95 $35,260
Canton-Massillon, OH 60 0.34 4.68 $15.66 $32,580
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.20 2.71 $19.17 $39,880
Knoxville, TN 50 0.14 1.95 $14.78 $30,750
Toledo, OH 40 0.12 1.69 $19.17 $39,860
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.10 1.39 $18.24 $37,950


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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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $27.90 $58,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $22.43 $46,640
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 60 0.04 0.53 $21.57 $44,860
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.26 $21.51 $44,750
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 460 0.83 11.53 $21.11 $43,910
Baton Rouge, LA 210 0.53 7.34 $21.06 $43,800
Mobile, AL 300 1.75 24.23 $20.92 $43,520
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 0.71 $20.33 $42,280
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.27 $42,160
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.20 2.71 $19.17 $39,880

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 100 4.14 57.29 $19.57 $40,700
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 9.57 $20.65 $42,950
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.60 22.15 $22.96 $47,760
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.39 19.23 $24.18 $50,300
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 7.19 $24.76 $51,510

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 100 4.14 57.29 $19.57 $40,700
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.60 22.15 $22.96 $47,760
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.39 19.23 $24.18 $50,300
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 9.57 $20.65 $42,950
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 7.19 $24.76 $51,510

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 80 0.52 7.19 $24.76 $51,510
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.39 19.23 $24.18 $50,300
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.60 22.15 $22.96 $47,760
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 9.57 $20.65 $42,950
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 4.55 $19.95 $41,490


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018