Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
12,560 5.3 % $21.80 $45,340 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.12 $15.42 $20.33 $28.18 $34.30
Annual Wage (2) $25,210 $32,070 $42,280 $58,620 $71,350


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 4,610 4.99 $25.87 $53,810
Warehousing and Storage 1,430 0.20 $21.40 $44,520
General Freight Trucking 910 0.10 $17.36 $36,100
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 650 0.58 $21.93 $45,620
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 630 2.28 $18.99 $39,500

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 4,610 4.99 $25.87 $53,810
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 630 2.28 $18.99 $39,500
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 650 0.58 $21.93 $45,620
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 320 0.43 $16.28 $33,860
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 340 0.38 $19.14 $39,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 90 0.02 $26.44 $54,990
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.06 $26.40 $54,920
Support Activities for Water Transportation 4,610 4.99 $25.87 $53,810
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 240 0.35 $23.61 $49,110
Coal Mining 100 0.13 $23.13 $48,120


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 2,510 0.23 2.42 $20.33 $42,290
New Jersey 1,280 0.33 3.54 $29.63 $61,640
Louisiana 1,260 0.67 7.08 $20.56 $42,770
Illinois 880 0.15 1.62 $17.54 $36,490
California 610 0.04 0.44 $26.21 $54,510




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 1,260 0.67 7.08 $20.56 $42,770
North Dakota 170 0.40 4.22 $17.88 $37,190
New Jersey 1,280 0.33 3.54 $29.63 $61,640
Texas 2,510 0.23 2.42 $20.33 $42,290
Alabama 430 0.23 2.46 $23.47 $48,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 370 0.13 1.39 $32.69 $68,000
New Jersey 1,280 0.33 3.54 $29.63 $61,640
North Carolina 430 0.11 1.14 $28.29 $58,840
California 610 0.04 0.44 $26.21 $54,510
Oregon 280 0.17 1.80 $25.50 $53,050





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 1,350 0.49 5.17 $22.27 $46,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 610 0.17 1.75 $18.05 $37,540
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 490 0.93 9.83 $18.92 $39,360
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 220 0.22 2.30 $33.70 $70,090
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 220 2.30 24.29 $20.25 $42,120
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 220 0.83 8.75 $19.81 $41,200
Baton Rouge, LA 210 0.58 6.09 $20.76 $43,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.11 1.20 $30.22 $62,860
Stockton, CA 110 0.54 5.71 $23.92 $49,750
Pascagoula, MS 100 1.87 19.75 $13.60 $28,300




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 220 2.30 24.29 $20.25 $42,120
Longview, WA 70 2.03 21.39 $31.52 $65,550
Pascagoula, MS 100 1.87 19.75 $13.60 $28,300
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 490 0.93 9.83 $18.92 $39,360
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 220 0.83 8.75 $19.81 $41,200
Lake Charles, LA 70 0.77 8.14 $22.93 $47,700
Longview, TX 70 0.67 7.08 $14.96 $31,110
Odessa, TX 40 0.58 6.08 $22.84 $47,510
Baton Rouge, LA 210 0.58 6.09 $20.76 $43,190
Stockton, CA 110 0.54 5.71 $23.92 $49,750




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 220 0.22 2.30 $33.70 $70,090
Longview, WA 70 2.03 21.39 $31.52 $65,550
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.05 0.49 $30.81 $64,080
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.11 1.20 $30.22 $62,860
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.04 $62,490
Mobile, AL (8) (8) (8) $25.84 $53,740
Pittsburgh, PA 70 0.06 0.65 $25.16 $52,330
Stockton, CA 110 0.54 5.71 $23.92 $49,750
Lake Charles, LA 70 0.77 8.14 $22.93 $47,700
Odessa, TX 40 0.58 6.08 $22.84 $47,510

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 5.32 $21.60 $44,930
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 3.03 31.97 $18.56 $38,610
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.14 12.08 $18.03 $37,500
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 2.15 $20.70 $43,050

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 Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 3.03 31.97 $18.56 $38,610
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.14 12.08 $18.03 $37,500
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 5.32 $21.60 $44,930
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 2.15 $20.70 $43,050

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 Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.79 $45,330
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 5.32 $21.60 $44,930
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 2.15 $20.70 $43,050
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 3.03 31.97 $18.56 $38,610
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.29 $38,030


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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