Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
16,530 4.5 % $16.44 $34,190 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.95 $12.36 $15.59 $19.91 $24.92
Annual Wage (2) $20,690 $25,710 $32,440 $41,400 $51,840

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General freight trucking 4,690 $15.64 $32,520
Support activities for water transportation 2,700 $20.09 $41,780
Warehousing and storage 2,090 $16.65 $34,640
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 820 $15.11 $31,440
Basic chemical manufacturing 460 $19.74 $41,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Power generation and supply 190 $21.87 $45,500
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills 90 $20.94 $43,550
Other chemical product and preparation mfg. (7) $20.27 $42,160
Support activities for water transportation 2,700 $20.09 $41,780
Cement and concrete product manufacturing 330 $19.76 $41,110

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Delaware 570 $19.15 $39,830 0.140%
West Virginia 320 $17.26 $35,900 0.047%
Louisiana 790 $15.16 $31,520 0.042%
Wyoming 70 $21.18 $44,060 0.029%
Oregon 450 $17.67 $36,740 0.029%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Washington 640 $21.29 $44,280 0.025%
Wyoming 70 $21.18 $44,060 0.029%
Connecticut (7) $21.18 $44,050 (7)
Delaware 570 $19.15 $39,830 0.140%
New Jersey 1,020 $18.37 $38,200 0.026%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 320 $17.96 $37,350 0.134%
Charleston, WV MSA 160 $18.88 $39,270 0.126%
Galveston-Texas City, TX PMSA 100 $24.42 $50,790 0.113%
Brazoria, TX PMSA 70 $15.54 $32,320 0.093%
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA 950 $18.06 $37,560 0.083%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Newark, NJ PMSA (7) $24.70 $51,370 (7)
Galveston-Texas City, TX PMSA 100 $24.42 $50,790 0.113%
Tacoma, WA PMSA 150 $23.82 $49,540 0.062%
Pensacola, FL MSA (7) $22.48 $46,770 (7)
Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD PMSA (7) $19.73 $41,040 (7)

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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) Estimates not released.

All Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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