SOC Code 53-7121 - Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders

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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.


SOC Code 53-7121 - Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders is a a final level code of the “Transportation and Material Moving Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 11,620 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $22.88 and average Annual Wage of $47,580.

Occupation Examples

  • Barge Loader
  • Bulk Tank Car Unloader
  • Dock Loader
  • Rail Car Loader
  • Rail Loader
  • Ship Unloader
  • Tank Car Loader
  • Tank Truck Loader

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