How Much Do Truck and Ship Loaders Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Tank Car, Truck and Ship Loaders

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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$50670 per year
Hourly wage
$24 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$31,110 to $36,280 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$15 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Tank Car, Truck and Ship Loaders with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $31,110 to $36,280 per year or $15 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Tank Car, Truck and Ship Loaders to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $38 $79,220
Senior (Top 25%) $31 $64,940
Middle (Mid 50%) $22 $45,610
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $36,280
No experience (Bottom 10%) $15 $31,110

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
MA $32 $66,790
MS $32 $66,080
WY $30 $63,420
KY $28 $57,880
CO $28 $57,190
TN $27 $55,320
PA $27 $55,280
CA $26 $55,100
ND $26 $53,100
NM $25 $52,500

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Tank Car, Truck and Ship Loader is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at MA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Truck and Ship Loaders are in the states of MA, MS, WY, KY and CO.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $92690 $44.56
Oil and Gas Extraction $70980 $34.13
Support Activities for Water Transportation $60170 $28.93
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $59220 $28.47
Building Equipment Contractors $56130 $26.99
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying $55230 $26.55
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $53360 $25.65
Chemical Manufacturing $53010 $25.49
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing $52610 $25.29
Coal Mining $49750 $23.92
Other Food Manufacturing $49000 $23.56
Inland Water Transportation $47260 $22.72
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing $46840 $22.52
Warehousing and Storage $45750 $22.00
Support Activities for Rail Transportation $45730 $21.99
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $45720 $21.98
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $45540 $21.89
Plastics Product Manufacturing $44700 $21.49
Animal Food Manufacturing $44200 $21.25
Grain and Oilseed Milling $44070 $21.19
Dairy Product Manufacturing $43780 $21.05
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $42350 $20.36
Employment Services $41760 $20.08
Rail Transportation $41620 $20.01
Truck Transportation $40360 $19.40
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers $39930 $19.20
Support Activities for Mining $37540 $18.05
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $37490 $18.03
Support Activities for Crop Production $33430 $16.07
Support Activities for Road Transportation $ $*

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