Dockworker Salary

Men account for the majority of Dockworkers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $14.77 per hour. Compensation ranges from $10.21 per hour on the lower end to $20.26 on the higher end. While some workers in this profession — just over two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, a little more than half do receive medical benefits and around half have dental insurance. Most Dockworkers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average.

$10.21 - $20.26
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $20.26  
   
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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$21,471 - $44,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Dockworkers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $29K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $31K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dockworkers make a median salary of $33K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $37K.

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Experience Affects Dockworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 43%