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Dockworker Salary

Men account for the majority of Dockworkers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $14.72 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $10.09 per hour and $20.21. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by a little over a half. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Dockworkers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction.

$10.09 - $20.21
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $20.21  
   
Overtime
$15.27 - $30.83  
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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$21,204 - $44,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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.


Dockworkers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $29K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $33K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $37K.

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Experience Affects Dockworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 42%
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