Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
12,390 5.0 % $22.31 $46,400 3.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.49 $15.25 $21.20 $29.69 $34.79
Annual Wage (2) $23,900 $31,710 $44,100 $61,750 $72,360


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 5,660 6.23 $26.40 $54,910
Warehousing and Storage 1,390 0.21 $21.88 $45,520
General Freight Trucking 780 0.08 $16.93 $35,200
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 550 0.50 $22.22 $46,210
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 430 1.68 $19.20 $39,930

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 5,660 6.23 $26.40 $54,910
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 430 1.68 $19.20 $39,930
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 550 0.50 $22.22 $46,210
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 350 0.47 $15.89 $33,050
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 400 0.44 $18.82 $39,150

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 5,660 6.23 $26.40 $54,910
Coal Mining 90 0.10 $23.23 $48,310
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 90 0.10 $22.53 $46,870
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 550 0.50 $22.22 $46,210
Warehousing and Storage 1,390 0.21 $21.88 $45,520


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 1,730 0.16 1.72 $20.55 $42,750
New Jersey 1,350 0.36 3.73 $29.13 $60,580
Louisiana 1,020 0.54 5.72 $20.94 $43,560
Pennsylvania 700 0.13 1.32 $20.93 $43,540
Illinois 650 0.12 1.21 $17.63 $36,670




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 1,020 0.54 5.72 $20.94 $43,560
West Virginia 250 0.36 3.76 $19.23 $40,000
New Jersey 1,350 0.36 3.73 $29.13 $60,580
Alabama 500 0.27 2.86 $23.44 $48,740
North Dakota 90 0.23 2.42 $14.71 $30,600




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 0.16 1.73 $31.77 $66,090
New Jersey 1,350 0.36 3.73 $29.13 $60,580
Oregon 310 0.19 2.00 $23.85 $49,600
Wyoming 40 0.15 1.61 $23.74 $49,380
Alabama 500 0.27 2.86 $23.44 $48,740





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 820 0.31 3.25 $23.78 $49,470
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 460 1.42 14.91 $27.50 $57,190
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 430 0.84 8.82 $19.56 $40,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 330 0.09 0.94 $19.30 $40,150
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.28 2.97 $30.46 $63,360
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 1.37 $28.09 $58,420
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 170 0.65 6.87 $20.28 $42,170
Pittsburgh, PA 170 0.15 1.56 $23.16 $48,160
Baton Rouge, LA 150 0.40 4.26 $19.66 $40,900
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 150 1.57 16.54 $22.51 $46,820




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)
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 150 1.57 16.54 $22.51 $46,820
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 460 1.42 14.91 $27.50 $57,190
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 430 0.84 8.82 $19.56 $40,680
Lake Charles, LA 60 0.73 7.70 $23.77 $49,440
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 170 0.65 6.87 $20.28 $42,170
Stockton, CA 90 0.48 5.03 (8) (8)
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.44 4.65 $23.43 $48,740
Baton Rouge, LA 150 0.40 4.26 $19.66 $40,900
York-Hanover, PA 70 0.38 3.98 $18.12 $37,690
Corpus Christi, TX 60 0.32 3.35 $11.71 $24,350




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)
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.28 2.98 $35.72 $74,290
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.28 2.97 $30.46 $63,360
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 1.37 $28.09 $58,420
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 460 1.42 14.91 $27.50 $57,190
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.38 $54,880
Mobile, AL (8) (8) (8) $25.23 $52,480
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (8) (8) (8) $24.19 $50,310
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 820 0.31 3.25 $23.78 $49,470
Lake Charles, LA 60 0.73 7.70 $23.77 $49,440
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.44 4.65 $23.43 $48,740

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 Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.16 12.23 $14.30 $29,740
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 3.06 $20.61 $42,870

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)
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.16 12.23 $14.30 $29,740
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 3.06 $20.61 $42,870

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 (8) (8) (8) $20.84 $43,340
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 3.06 $20.61 $42,870
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.83 $30,840
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.16 12.23 $14.30 $29,740
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.70 $28,490


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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