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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$71,900
75th Percentile Wage
$58,770
50th Percentile Wage
$41,180
25th Percentile Wage
$30,270
10th Percentile Wage
$22,920

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 $71,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,920. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 213% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $41,180 -2.60%
2013 $42,280 -4.13%
2012 $44,100 10.64%
2011 $39,860 -6.83%
2010 $42,780 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for tank car, truck, and ship loaders from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -4.13%.We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 10.64% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -6.83%.

Table 3. Average Salary of Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loader Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of tank car, truck, and ship loaders in 6 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. 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 manufacturing sector with an annual salary $45,090. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $32,970).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$45,090
Mining
$42,850
Transportation and Warehousing
$41,340
Wholesale Trade
$34,880
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$33,330
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$32,970

Table 5. 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 $25,940 to $66,220. The highest paying state for tank car, truck, and ship loaders is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $66,220. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $25,940. 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
New Jersey
$66,220
Washington
$52,130
California
$51,790
Montana
$49,650
Georgia
$45,790
Alaska
$45,490
Wisconsin
$44,100
Oregon
$42,760
Massachusetts
$41,450
Ohio
$39,880
Indiana
$39,070
Louisiana
$38,810
Tennessee
$38,610
Pennsylvania
$38,280
Texas
$38,120
Virginia
$36,490
Alabama
$35,750
Maryland
$35,510
Nebraska
$35,380
Michigan
$35,000
Illinois
$34,300
Iowa
$33,830
Minnesota
$33,800
Kansas
$33,600
Arizona
$33,360
North Dakota
$33,340
Missouri
$32,110
Colorado
$31,280
Florida
$31,140
Kentucky
$29,170
Mississippi
$26,970
Oklahoma
$25,940