Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (53-7121)

Occupation description:  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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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 255254 -0.40 88
United States 13,00013,500 4.050 410460

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.0410.8213.25 17.2022.7831.82
Alaska 14.8010.1010.60 11.4418.8524.96

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
24844 17.758.9 50.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation142
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation24
UI claimants previously working in occupation40
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 81
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training