Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
Wages & Outlook
Wages vary by employer, area of the country, and type of vehicle loaded. The loader's level of experience, skill, and responsibility also affect wages. In general, tank car, truck, and ship loaders who belong to a union earn higher wages.
Tank car, truck, and ship loaders who work full time usually receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance. Some employers also provide a retirement plan.
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In Minnesota, about 85 tank car, truck, and ship loaders work in this very small occupation.
- Water transportation companies
- Local and long distance trucking companies
- Warehousing and storage companies
- Petroleum and coal product manufacturers
Outlook varies by industry. Strong demand for loaders is expected in the warehousing industry. Employment in most other industries is expected to decline.
Regardless of the growth rate for tank car, truck, and ship loaders, some job openings will occur as current workers leave this occupation.