Dockworker Salary

Dockworkers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $14.63 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.11 per hour and $19.37. Though the majority of Dockworkers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and slightly more than half have dental insurance.

$10.11 - $19.37
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$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $19.37  
   
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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$21,298 - $43,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $29K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $31K. Dockworkers bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $34K.

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Experience Affects Dockworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
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National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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