Dock Worker Salary

The average rate for a Dock Worker is $15.27 per hour. A skill in Shipping is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$23,924 - $58,175
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$39K
$58K
MEDIAN: $39,000
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$10.19 - $19.92
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MEDIAN: $15.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,924 - $58,175  
   
Bonus
$225.00 - $3,250  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,424 - $45,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $19.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.82  
Overtime
$15.36 - $31.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$225.00 - $3,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,424 - $45,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 363

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Job Description for Dock Worker

Dock workers are skilled employees who work in a fast-paced, physically intense work environment. They work in a variety of facilities that require freight services, such as retailers, meat and poultry processing facilities, and companies in the industrial and construction fields. Their main duties include verifying the contents of freight shipments, comparing invoices for shipments to the actual products or materials received, preparing reports such as shipping orders and inventories, and weighing and documenting of outgoing shipments. They are also in charge of performing recordkeeping for damages or other inventory discrepancies, bringing damages or other shipment concerns to management, contacting other parties, such as freight companies or wholesalers to dictate instructions for outgoing and incoming parcels, and using a sorting, organization, or inventory system to process goods.

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Dock Worker Tasks

  • Operate motorized and manual equipment including forklifts, pallet trucks, and hand trucks to handle freight.
  • Verify that documentation matches freight and document incoming and outgoing freight.
  • Unload, sort, stack, and identify all products to maximize space and weight distribution.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dock Worker

Pay by Experience for a Dock Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Dock Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 260 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dock Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Dock Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 63 salaries. A Dock Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 26 salaries.

Dock Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dock Worker?

Dock Worker in Riverside:
"Very weather based. Physical and demanding but enjoyable."
Pros: The work is simple. Its physical and fast paced. If the weather is nice I like being outside.
Cons: Terrible pay. Bad management. No communication.

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Key Stats for Dock Worker

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Dock Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$33,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Dock Worker Salaries

Shipping
▲13%

Fork lift
▲9%

forklift
▲7%

Forklift Operator
▲2%

National Average
$33,000

Dock Worker
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 33%
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