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Loaders - Wages & Trends

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.

Tank car, truck, and ship loaders (SOC 53-7121)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $16.64 $18.88 $29.29
Yearly $34,611 $39,261 $60,925
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $17.23 $18.41 $19.58
Yearly $35,844 $38,288 $40,732
United States Hourly $17.44 $21.93 $31.22
Yearly $36,280 $45,610 $64,940

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.