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Tankermen Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Tankermen Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about tankermen:

What Is a Tankerman?

Tankermen are responsible for safe and complete loading and discharging of oil, refined, and petrochemical barges to a boat. The tankerman must prepare the barges, as well as help with any maintenance on the barges and the boat.

Tankermen also have to communicate with dock personnel and ensure that each person participating in the transfer of the product understands what the product is and how it should be transferred and protected.  Experienced tankermen usually help with the training of newly hired employees aspiring to become tankermen, as well.

What is the Salary Range for a Tankerman?

Depending on the work setting and state where tankermen are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, tankermen made between $25,210 to $71,350, with the average annual salary being approximately $45,340.

How Many Tankermen Are Nationally Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation is as follows:

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
12,560 5.3% $21.80 $45,340 2.7%

*RSE: The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the percentile wage estimates for a tankerman is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.12 $15.42 $20.33 $28.18 $34.30

Where Are Most Tankermen Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level in this occupation are as follows:

State Employment Employment Per Thousand Jobs Location Quotient Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
Texas 2,510 0.23 2.42 $20.33 $42,290
New Jersey 1,280 0.33 3.54 $29.63 $61,640
Louisiana 1,260 0.67 7.08 $20.56 $42,770
Illinois 880 0.15 1.62 $17.54 $36,490
California 610 0.04 0.44 $26.21 $54,510

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What are the Laws for Tankermen Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standard Overtime Laws (FLSA), employers are required to pay all non-exempt tankermen overtime for all hours worked over 40 in one week. Overtime wages must equal one and one half times the worker’s regular rate of pay.

Some states also have specific laws that supplement or contradict the FLSA.

Tankermen often work far more than 40 hours in a workweek, but many employers do not pay them due overtime wages. If you believe your employer has violated the FLSA by denying your overtime pay, your best option is to contact an experienced attorney who can advice you of your rights under the FLSA and state laws.

Is a Tankerman Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Tankermen often work far more than 40 hours per week, and in many cases, they are covered under the FLSA. This means these workers are entitled to receive from their employer one and one half times their regular pay for each hour worked past 40 a week.

To determine if a particular case falls under the FLSA, it is best to consult an experienced attorney, as the exemptions coupled with state laws are complicated.

Does a Company Have to Pay Overtime Wages to a Tankerman?

In many cases, yes. Employers often violate the FLSA by failing to pay tankermen the required overtime pay.

The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to tankermen can result in a lawsuit to recover back pay. These lawsuits are often filed by an entire group of tankermen against an employer.

There are strict time deadlines for filing these lawsuits, so it is essential that you contact an experienced attorney who can determine if your case is covered by the FLSA.

What Companies Have Denied Overtime Wages to Tankermen?

Our overtime pay lawyers frequently represent tankermen in overtime pay lawsuits. We are currently handling cases for tankermen who were denied overtime pay by many employers, some of which include:

  • FranTech
  • Moody International
  • ENGlobal
  • WellsCo

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Tankermen Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.  We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

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