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Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loader Salary Information

The salary statistics of tank car, truck, and ship loaders are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of tank car, truck, and ship loaders within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The tank car, truck, and ship loaders annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loader Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,510
25th Percentile Wage
$27,570
50th Percentile Wage
$35,770
75th Percentile Wage
$47,380
90th Percentile Wage
$66,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tank car, truck, and ship loaders. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) tank car, truck, and ship loaders is $66,190. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,510. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 194% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of tank car, truck, and ship loaders from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,770-2.49%-23.29%
201536,660-12.33%-
201441,180-2.67%-
201342,280-4.30%-
201244,100--

Table 2. Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loader Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of tank car, truck, and ship loaders in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for tank car, truck, and ship loaders occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $56,390. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $29,910).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$56,390
Manufacturing
$43,660
Mining
$40,590
Transportation and Warehousing
$34,890
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$30,470
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$30,250
Wholesale Trade
$29,910

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders by States

From the above tables we note that not only tank car, truck, and ship loaders salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of tank car, truck, and ship loaders in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $23,800 to $68,480. The highest paying state for tank car, truck, and ship loaders is Nebraska with a median annual salary of $68,480. The lowest paying state is Alaska with a median annual salary of $23,800. For more salary information of tank car, truck, and ship loaders profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Nebraska
$68,480
North Carolina
$67,880
Oregon
$52,990
New Jersey
$48,340
Georgia
$45,210
Colorado
$44,650
Maryland
$44,430
South Carolina
$44,220
Minnesota
$43,440
Ohio
$42,600
Tennessee
$42,060
Wisconsin
$40,120
West Virginia
$39,640
Washington
$39,520
Indiana
$38,730
Florida
$38,390
New York
$38,050
Louisiana
$37,900
Massachusetts
$37,560
Pennsylvania
$36,340
Wyoming
$35,970
Iowa
$35,670
Missouri
$35,390
Alabama
$35,200
New Hampshire
$34,860
Arizona
$34,860
North Dakota
$33,380
Texas
$32,510
Illinois
$32,130
Kentucky
$31,780
Mississippi
$30,760
Virginia
$28,740
Oklahoma
$25,440
Alaska
$23,800


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