Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders

1.9/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $23.74 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 80% (Robots are watching)

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated
Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Finger Dexterity
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders' job openings is expected to decline by -2.5% by 2031
'Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders' was $49,390, or $23.74 hourly
'Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders' are paid 7.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as tank car, truck, and ship loaders?

As of 2021 there were 12,090 people employed as Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders within the United States.
This represents around 0.009% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 11 thousand people are employed as Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 53-7121.00


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Noobmaster69 (No chance) says
I don't think Robots would be able to drive safely in crowded cities where people are jay walking and cars are cutting you off. And besides, even if Truck driving is automated, someone still needs to be behind the wheels.
Jul 03, 2021 at 04:04 PM

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