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Dockworker Salary

Men make up the majority of Dockworkers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $14.84 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.38 per hour and $20.54. Although more than half have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$10.38 - $20.54
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $20.54  
   
Overtime
$10.87 - $30.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $493.16  
   
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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$22,077 - $44,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Job Description for Dockworker

  • 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 Dockworker

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $30K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $32K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Experience Affects Dockworker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 38%