Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Longshoreman is $28.63 in 2023
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Longshoremen?
An entry-level Longshoreman with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $20.91 based on 26 salaries. An early career Longshoreman with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.30 based on 70 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Longshoremen Do?
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.
Most longshoremen live near the port at which they work. This is necessary, as the hours are often long and unpredictable and their schedules rely heavily on when ships dock or leave. Not only are they expected to work odd hours, but they also work in all kinds …Read more
- Perform all labor functions in accordance within the Vessel Stevedoring operation and safety guidelines.
- Report any unsafe or damaged cargo to supervisor.
- Strap cargo by utilizing lashings, container hooks, wire rope weighing up to 110lbs to assure safe operation.
- 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.
How do Longshoremen Rate Their Jobs?
FAQs About Longshoremen
What is the highest pay for Longshoremen?
Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Longshoreman is $52.86 / hour
What is the lowest pay for Longshoremen?
Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Longshoreman is $18.68 / hour
How can Longshoremen increase their salary?
Increasing your pay as a Longshoreman is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Longshoreman that oversees more junior Longshoremen, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.