Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
10,920 13.1 % $19.04 $39,590 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.82 $13.25 $17.20 $22.78 $31.82
Annual Wage (2) $22,510 $27,570 $35,770 $47,380 $66,190


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 4,530 4.91 $17.97 $37,380
Warehousing and Storage 1,590 0.18 $22.85 $47,530
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 610 1.79 $16.04 $33,360
General Freight Trucking 580 0.06 $15.08 $31,370
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 450 0.41 $23.69 $49,270

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 4,530 4.91 $17.97 $37,380
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 610 1.79 $16.04 $33,360
Inland Water Transportation 220 0.76 $21.44 $44,590
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 450 0.41 $23.69 $49,270
Other Support Activities for Transportation 100 0.33 $17.97 $37,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 30 0.03 $28.59 $59,460
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 40 0.01 $27.38 $56,960
Plastics Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $27.38 $56,950
Coal Mining 40 0.07 $27.14 $56,460
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 50 0.06 $24.45 $50,860


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 3,250 0.28 3.56 $17.37 $36,140
Louisiana 890 0.46 5.93 $20.94 $43,560
Alabama 600 0.31 4.05 $18.61 $38,700
New Jersey 500 0.13 1.62 $26.21 $54,520
California 360 0.02 0.29 $15.02 $31,240




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)
Louisiana 890 0.46 5.93 $20.94 $43,560
North Dakota 190 0.44 5.67 $18.60 $38,690
Mississippi 340 0.31 3.96 $18.38 $38,220
Alabama 600 0.31 4.05 $18.61 $38,700
Wyoming 80 0.30 3.84 $17.65 $36,720




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 50 0.05 0.61 $29.42 $61,190
New Jersey 500 0.13 1.62 $26.21 $54,520
Oregon 320 0.18 2.28 $25.12 $52,250
Georgia 350 0.08 1.05 $22.38 $46,540
Washington 350 0.11 1.48 $21.96 $45,680





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 440 0.78 10.03 $21.71 $45,160
Mobile, AL 320 1.85 23.76 $21.16 $44,020
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 290 0.46 5.93 $18.89 $39,290
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.25 3.15 $25.40 $52,840
Baton Rouge, LA 240 0.61 7.85 $22.75 $47,320
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 240 0.37 4.72 $16.51 $34,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 190 0.08 1.01 $14.04 $29,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 0.94 $23.28 $48,410
Tulsa, OK 90 0.20 2.59 $10.73 $22,320
Fargo, ND-MN 80 0.57 7.27 (8) (8)




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 320 1.85 23.76 $21.16 $44,020
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 440 0.78 10.03 $21.71 $45,160
Baton Rouge, LA 240 0.61 7.85 $22.75 $47,320
Fargo, ND-MN 80 0.57 7.27 (8) (8)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 290 0.46 5.93 $18.89 $39,290
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 240 0.37 4.72 $16.51 $34,340
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.25 3.15 $25.40 $52,840
Tulsa, OK 90 0.20 2.59 $10.73 $22,320
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 40 0.15 1.98 $21.54 $44,810
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.14 1.82 $18.05 $37,540




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 280 0.25 3.15 $25.40 $52,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 0.94 $23.28 $48,410
Baton Rouge, LA 240 0.61 7.85 $22.75 $47,320
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 440 0.78 10.03 $21.71 $45,160
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 40 0.15 1.98 $21.54 $44,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $21.29 $44,270
Mobile, AL 320 1.85 23.76 $21.16 $44,020
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $20.53 $42,710
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 50 0.06 0.79 $20.28 $42,190
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $19.26 $40,060

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 Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 4.51 (8) (8)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 4.97 $23.98 $49,880
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 2.44 $20.72 $43,100
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 3.54 $25.05 $52,100
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 4.06 $12.74 $26,500

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 West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 6.99 $24.91 $51,810
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 4.97 $23.98 $49,880
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 4.51 (8) (8)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 4.06 $12.74 $26,500
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 3.54 $25.05 $52,100

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)
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 3.54 $25.05 $52,100
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 6.99 $24.91 $51,810
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 4.97 $23.98 $49,880
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 2.44 $20.72 $43,100
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.75 $39,000


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017