Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Longshoreman is $28.50
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Longshoremen?
A mid-career Longshoreman with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $34.38 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $34.
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.