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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,700
25th Percentile Wage
$28,770
50th Percentile Wage
$36,860
75th Percentile Wage
$47,690
90th Percentile Wage
$66,180

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 $66,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,700. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 179% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of tank car, truck, and ship loaders from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$36,860
2.96% -19.64%
2016
$35,770
-2.49% -
2015
$36,660
-12.33% -
2014
$41,180
-2.67% -
2013
$42,280
-4.30% -
2012
$44,100
- -

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

The average salaries of tank car, truck, and ship loaders in 8 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 $67,010. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $24,260).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$67,010
Federal, State, and Local Government
$66,030
Manufacturing
$39,690
Mining
$39,400
Transportation and Warehousing
$36,530
Wholesale Trade
$36,440
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$35,070
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,260

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 $17,440 to $67,880. The highest paying state for tank car, truck, and ship loaders is North Carolina with a median annual salary of $67,880. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,440. 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
North Carolina
$67,880
Nebraska
$62,250
Oregon
$52,730
Nevada
$52,500
Missouri
$51,200
Montana
$49,650
Georgia
$46,970
Minnesota
$46,920
New Jersey
$46,270
Michigan
$45,890
Colorado
$44,610
South Carolina
$44,220
Illinois
$43,290
North Dakota
$42,870
Maine
$42,830
Massachusetts
$41,920
Washington
$40,250
Tennessee
$39,690
Maryland
$39,690
West Virginia
$39,640
Wisconsin
$39,180
Indiana
$39,170
New York
$38,050
Iowa
$37,960
Louisiana
$37,640
Wyoming
$37,440
Florida
$36,810
Alabama
$35,530
New Hampshire
$34,860
Texas
$34,560
Pennsylvania
$34,480
Kentucky
$33,860
New Mexico
$32,570
Kansas
$31,850
Virginia
$31,740
Mississippi
$31,720
Alaska
$31,690
Arkansas
$31,100
Ohio
$30,940
California
$30,180
Oklahoma
$29,990
Arizona
$26,260
Puerto Rico
$17,440



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