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Longshoreman Salary

A Longshoreman earns an average wage of $22.28 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$47,624 - $102,506
(Median)
$48K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,592
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90%

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$14.81 - $39.87
(Median)
$15
$22
$40
MEDIAN: $22.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,624 - $102,506  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,044  
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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$35,389 - $104,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.81 - $39.87  
   
Overtime
$21.60 - $51.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,044  
   
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).
)
$35,389 - $104,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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Job Description for Longshoreman

Longshoremen are workers who load and unload freight from cargo ships to docks; cargo is imported and exported from all over the world and often includes shipping containers, barrels of oil or other substances, and even coal or grain.

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Longshoreman Tasks

  • Secure cargo with chains/binders when preparing for lifting.
  • Work with forklift basket to place or remove hooks or strapping used for lifting containers, pipes and general cargo.
  • Strap cargo by utilizing lashings, container hooks, wire rope weighing up to 110lbs to assure safe operation.
  • Perform all labor functions in accordance within the Vessel Stevedoring operation and safety guidelines.
  • Report any unsafe or damaged cargo to supervisor.

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Pay by Experience Level for Longshoreman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Longshoreman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%
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