A Longshoreman earns an average wage of $20.45 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Longshoreman Total Pay (?
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$47,787 - $147,395
(Median)
48K
71K
98K
150K
MEDIAN: $70,895
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Longshoreman Total Pay (?
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$12.29 - $35.54
(Median)
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20
32
36
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,787 - $147,395  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,100  
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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$29,285 - $125,198  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $35.54  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $62.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,100  
   
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).
)
$29,285 - $125,198  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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Job Description for Longshoreman
A longshoreman is a laborer who works on docks. He loads and unloads freight from ships that come into port. A wide variety of items are shipped on cargo ships that travel throughout the world. These items include automobiles, electronics, oil, and grain products. A longshoreman is responsible for removing the cargo from a docked ship. The cargo is then usually loaded onto a truck or train. Cranes and other moving equipment are often used to move and secure items.
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Experience Affects Longshoreman Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$64,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 30%
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Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%
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