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Longshoreman Salary

A Longshoreman earns an average wage of $20.71 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
$39,453 - $101,661
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $68,578
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$13.64 - $35.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,453 - $101,661  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,237  
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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$29,745 - $101,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.64 - $35.53  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $51.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,237  
   
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).
)
$29,745 - $101,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
United States (change)

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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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.

Experience Affects Longshoreman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 19%