Average Dockworker Hourly Pay

Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average hourly pay for a Dockworker is $17.23.
MEDIAN $17.23
Is Dockworker your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
How it works:
Enter city & years of experience
Add pay factors like skills & education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
Hourly Rate
$12 - $23
$99 - $1,200
Total Pay
$24,196 - $51,220

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

Job Description for Dockworker

Dockworker 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.

Job Satisfaction for Dockworker

3.9 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Dockworker. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Dock Worker
Operations Supervisor
Warehouse Supervisor
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Dockworker Job Listings

Search for more jobs

Popular Skills for Dockworker

Skills in Docker, Team Leadership and Logistics are correlated to pay that is above average.

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.

Pay Difference by Location

Learn more about cost of living by city.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 213 survey responses.
Entry Level
Early Career
Mid Career
Late Career