Career Profiles and Employment Projections
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders: Career Information
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
What Tank car, truck, and ship loaders Do
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.
Tank car, truck, and ship loader Salaries
- 2014 employment: 13,000
- May 2015 median annual wage: $36,660
Job Outlook for Tank car, truck, and ship loaders
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
- Number of new jobs: 500
- Growth rate: 4 percent (Slower than average)
How to Become a Tank car, truck, or ship loader
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: No formal educational credential
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.