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Dock Worker Salary

Male Dock Workers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $13.48 per hour in the United States. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by just over a half. For the most part, Dock Workers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,500 - $48,980
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$49K
MEDIAN: $34,181
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$9.58 - $19.57
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,500 - $48,980  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
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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$20,252 - $43,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $19.57  
   
Overtime
$13.37 - $31.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
   
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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$20,252 - $43,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 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.

Common Career Paths for Dock Worker


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As Dock Workers make advancements in their career path to roles like Operations Supervisor, salaries often climb aggressively. On average, Operations Supervisors will make $49K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dock Worker

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $27K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $30K. On average, Dock Workers make $33K following one to two decades on the job. Dock Workers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $32K.

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Experience Affects Dock Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 32%