The average hourly pay for a Dockworker is $17.23.
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Job Description for Dockworker
Dockworkers load and unload a variety of cargo, from the lumber for building houses to the clothes we wear. This job can be physically strenuous and occasionally require long hours, and dockworkers are primarily responsible for unloading freight from trucks and rail cars using a forklift or by hand. Forklifts are commonly used when the freight received is on pallets. When it is not, dockworkers unload trucks by hand using a line of rollers and stack the merchandise on pallets. After the freight…Read more
- 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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Dockworker
The top respondents for the job title Dockworker are from the companies FedEx Freight, XPO Logistics and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at FedEx Freight where the average pay is $19.53. United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. pays the lowest at around $16.00.
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Pay by Experience Level for Dockworker
An entry-level Dockworker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.35 based on 12 salaries. An early career Dockworker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.93 based on 121 salaries. A mid-career Dockworker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.27 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Dockworker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.60 based on 27 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
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Employees with Dockworker in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 8.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Toledo, Ohio (18.7% less) and Houston, Texas (14.5% less).
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