$35,843
Avg. Salary
$15.54
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$450

Bonus

$625

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dock Worker is $15.54 per hour.

The average pay for a Dock Worker is $35,843 per year.

10%
$10.59
10%
$15.54
50%
$20.67
90%
90%
MEDIAN $15.54
10%
$18k
10%
$36k
50%
$61k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $35,843
$18,460 - $61,402
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$36K
$61K
MEDIAN: $35,843
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$0$61K
Salary $18,460 - $61,402
Bonus $115 - $3,523
Profit Sharing $625
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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$22,181 - $47,169
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 31
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $10.59 - $20.67
Hourly Tips $0.42
Overtime $15.62 - $31.82
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $115 - $3,523
Profit Sharing $625
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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$22,181 - $47,169
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 653

Job Description

Dock workers are skilled employees who work in a fast-paced, physically intense work environment. They work in a variety of facilities that require freight services, such as retailers, meat and poultry processing facilities, and companies in the industrial and construction fields. Their main duties include verifying the contents of freight shipments, comparing invoices for shipments to the actual products or materials received, preparing reports such as shipping orders and inventories, and weighing and documenting of outgoing shipments. They are also in charge of performing recordkeeping for damages or other inventory discrepancies, bringing damages or other shipment concerns to management, contacting other parties, such as freight companies or wholesalers to dictate instructions for outgoing and incoming parcels, and using a sorting, organization, or inventory system to process goods.

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Dock Worker Tasks
  • Operate motorized and manual equipment including forklifts, pallet trucks, and hand trucks to handle freight.
  • Verify that documentation matches freight and document incoming and outgoing freight.
  • Unload, sort, stack, and identify all products to maximize space and weight distribution.


Many Dock Workers can be found at FedEx Freight, Con-Way, Inc., YRC Worldwide Inc., ABF Freight System, Inc., and XPO Logistics, firms that are at the top of the field. Con-Way, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $40K.

Common Career Paths


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Dock Workers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Operations Supervisor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $49K per year. The most common promotion for Dock Workers is Tractor-Trailer Driver, a position that typically pays $43K annually. Another standard transition for Dock Workers seeking advancement is to assume a Forklift Operator role, where pay is often $29K.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Dock Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Dock Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 260 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dock Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Dock Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 63 salaries. A Dock Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 26 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dock Worker?

Dock Worker in Chicago Heights:
"Could be better when it comes to people."
Pros: You create a brotherhood with some employees over the years.
Cons: It’s been more of a race war with most recently employed that are felons and not keeping a consistent amount of employees. The pay is not enough for the environment one goes through daily, from dealing with unknown and sometimes spilled toxins to extremely cold weather during the winter.

Dock Worker in Phoenix:
"Not everyone does the right thing."
Always do the best job you can do, do unto others as you'd have done to you. Don't be afraid to question authority because they don't always know the situation as well as you do.

Dock Worker in Hagerstown:
Be prepaired for long hours, keep moving.

Dock Worker in Riverside:
"Very weather based. Physical and demanding but enjoyable."
Pros: The work is simple. Its physical and fast paced. If the weather is nice I like being outside.
Cons: Terrible pay. Bad management. No communication.

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Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

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How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$33,000

▼5%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Shipping
▲11%

Fork lift
▲7%

forklift
▲6%

Forklift Operator
▼0%

National Average
$33,000

Dock Worker
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 31%