Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
10,960 5.1 % $20.84 $43,350 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.21 $14.67 $19.16 $26.45 $34.06
Annual Wage (2) $23,310 $30,520 $39,860 $55,020 $70,840


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 4,130 4.58 $24.98 $51,960
Warehousing and Storage 1,050 0.16 $19.57 $40,710
General Freight Trucking 920 0.10 $18.15 $37,750
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 650 0.59 $22.15 $46,070
Freight Transportation Arrangement 480 0.27 $13.53 $28,130

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 4,130 4.58 $24.98 $51,960
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 420 1.81 $17.53 $36,450
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 650 0.59 $22.15 $46,070
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 320 0.43 $14.78 $30,750
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 320 0.35 $17.68 $36,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 4,130 4.58 $24.98 $51,960
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 70 0.09 $22.25 $46,280
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 650 0.59 $22.15 $46,070
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 190 0.13 $21.83 $45,410
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 30 0.04 $21.24 $44,180


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)
California 1,500 0.11 1.25 (8) (8)
Texas 1,450 0.14 1.64 $18.01 $37,470
Louisiana 690 0.37 4.38 $22.72 $47,260
Pennsylvania 640 0.12 1.36 $21.02 $43,720
Illinois 570 0.10 1.20 $18.98 $39,470




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 690 0.37 4.38 $22.72 $47,260
Alabama 530 0.29 3.44 $22.25 $46,280
Washington 450 0.17 1.94 $28.33 $58,930
Oregon 240 0.15 1.73 $25.86 $53,790
Texas 1,450 0.14 1.64 $18.01 $37,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 450 0.17 1.94 $28.33 $58,930
Oregon 240 0.15 1.73 $25.86 $53,790
Wyoming 40 0.13 1.54 $24.98 $51,960
New Jersey 390 0.10 1.20 $23.28 $48,430
Louisiana 690 0.37 4.38 $22.72 $47,260





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 720 0.28 3.28 $20.26 $42,150
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 370 0.73 8.59 $22.31 $46,400
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 1.11 13.03 $27.58 $57,360
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 310 0.15 1.79 $15.31 $31,850
Mobile, AL 300 1.74 20.33 $25.02 $52,050
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 290 0.08 0.96 $20.77 $43,190
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 240 0.05 0.55 $25.53 $53,100
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.21 2.42 $30.44 $63,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.13 1.48 $28.40 $59,070
Pittsburgh, PA 170 0.15 1.80 $22.83 $47,500




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 1.74 20.33 $25.02 $52,050
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 1.11 13.03 $27.58 $57,360
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 370 0.73 8.59 $22.31 $46,400
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 120 0.46 5.33 $20.88 $43,420
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.39 4.56 $29.52 $61,400
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 720 0.28 3.28 $20.26 $42,150
Savannah, GA 30 0.22 2.58 $16.04 $33,360
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.21 2.42 $30.44 $63,320
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 60 0.20 2.36 $16.62 $34,570
Pittsburgh, PA 170 0.15 1.80 $22.83 $47,500




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 200 0.21 2.42 $30.44 $63,320
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.39 4.56 $29.52 $61,400
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.13 1.48 $28.40 $59,070
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 1.11 13.03 $27.58 $57,360
Lake Charles, LA (8) (8) (8) $25.91 $53,890
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 240 0.05 0.55 $25.53 $53,100
Mobile, AL 300 1.74 20.33 $25.02 $52,050
Pittsburgh, PA 170 0.15 1.80 $22.83 $47,500
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $22.74 $47,300
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (8) (8) (8) $22.58 $46,970

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 Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.47 5.47 $18.96 $39,430
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 4.43 $20.48 $42,600
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 3.40 $21.09 $43,870
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 3.05 $13.91 $28,920
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 5.66 (8) (8)

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)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 5.66 (8) (8)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.47 5.47 $18.96 $39,430
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 4.43 $20.48 $42,600
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 3.40 $21.09 $43,870
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 3.05 $13.91 $28,920

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 3.40 $21.09 $43,870
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 4.43 $20.48 $42,600
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.47 5.47 $18.96 $39,430
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 3.05 $13.91 $28,920
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.82 $28,730


About May 2011 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 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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