Dockworker Salary

Male Dockworkers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $14.88 per hour in the United States. The pay spectrum stretches from $10.17 per hour to $20.41. Most Dockworkers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. While roughly two in five report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and slightly more than half have dental, as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$10.17 - $20.41

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $20.41  
   
Overtime
$15.64 - $31.04  
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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$21,440 - $44,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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.

Common Career Paths for Dockworker


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Many Dockworkers move into a Dock Worker role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Dock Workers on average bring in a similar salary to Dockworkers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dockworker

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


For Dockworkers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $30K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $32K. Dockworkers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $33K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Dockworker generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $39K.

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Experience Affects Dockworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 41%
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