A Longshoreman earns an average wage of $24.83 per hour.

$40,476 - $144,440
(Median)
$40K
$73K
$140K
MEDIAN: $73,314
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50%
90%

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$15.41 - $41.40
(Median)
$15
$25
$41
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,476 - $144,440  
   
Bonus
$979 - $23,490  
Total Pay (?
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$37,603 - $132,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.41 - $41.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.27  
Overtime
$20.30 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$979 - $23,490  
   
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).
)
$37,603 - $132,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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 44%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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