Dockworker Salary

Dockworkers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $14.75 per hour. Earnings sit near $10.14 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.89 on the higher side. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by over one-half and dental coverage is claimed by slightly more than half. Though the majority of Dockworkers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$10.14 - $19.89
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $19.89  
   
Overtime
$15.53 - $31.11  
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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$21,368 - $43,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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.


For Dockworkers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. Dockworkers see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $37K.

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Experience Affects Dockworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 43%
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