Dock Worker Salary (United States)

A Dock Worker earns an average wage of $13.08 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Dock Worker Total Pay (?
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$22,500 - $49,514
(Median)
22K
34K
47K
MEDIAN: $34,181
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75%
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Dock Worker Total Pay (?
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$9.59 - $19.44
(Median)
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13
16
19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,500 - $49,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
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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$20,238 - $43,360  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.59 - $19.44  
   
Overtime
$13.45 - $31.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
   
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).
)
$20,238 - $43,360  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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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
  • Unload, sort, stack, and identify all products to maximize space and weight distribution.
  • Verify that documentation matches freight and document incoming and outgoing freight.
  • Operate motorized and manual equipment including forklifts, pallet trucks, and hand trucks to handle freight.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dock Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Dock Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Late-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$28,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 32%
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