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How much does a Ship Loader make in the United States?

Average Ship Loader Hourly Wage in the United States

Ship Loaders earn a median hourly wage of $19.80. Hourly wages typically start from $11.02 and go up to $34.57.

Average Ship Loader Yearly Salary in the United States

Ship Loaders earn a median salary of $41,180 per year. Salaries typically start from $22,920 and go up to $71,900.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Ship Loader Earnings by Seniority

Top End Ship Loader Earnings

The highest earning Ship Loaders in the United States earn:

$34.57
an hour
$71,900
per year
Senior Ship Loader Earnings

Senior Ship Loaders in the United States earn:

$28.26
an hour
$58,770
per year
Experienced Ship Loader Earnings

Experienced Ship Loaders in the United States earn:

$19.80
an hour
$41,180
per year
Junior Ship Loader Earnings

Junior Ship Loaders in the United States earn:

$14.55
an hour
$30,270
per year
Starting Ship Loader Earnings

Starting Ship Loaders in the United States earn:

$11.02
an hour
$22,920
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Ship Loader salary comparison

Ship Loaders earn more than 55% percent of Services careers. Ship Loader salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Ship Loaders in the United States

Ship Loader salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Ship Loader Salary in New Jersey $31.84 $66,220 # 1
Ship Loader Salary in Washington $25.06 $52,130 # 2
Ship Loader Salary in California $24.90 $51,790 # 3
Ship Loader Salary in Montana $23.87 $49,650 # 4
Ship Loader Salary in Georgia $22.02 $45,790 # 5
Ship Loader Salary in Oregon $20.56 $42,760 # 6
Ship Loader Salary in Virginia $17.54 $36,490 # 7
Ship Loader Salary in Alaska $21.87 $45,490 # 8
Ship Loader Salary in Pennsylvania $18.40 $38,280 # 9
Ship Loader Salary in Wisconsin $21.20 $44,100 # 10
Ship Loader Salary in Louisiana $18.66 $38,810 # 11
Ship Loader Salary in Ohio $19.17 $39,880 # 12
Ship Loader Salary in Massachusetts $19.93 $41,450 # 13
Ship Loader Salary in Texas $18.33 $38,120 # 14
Ship Loader Salary in Indiana $18.78 $39,070 # 15
Ship Loader Salary in Arizona $16.04 $33,360 # 16
Ship Loader Salary in Colorado $15.04 $31,280 # 17
Ship Loader Salary in Michigan $16.83 $35,000 # 18
Ship Loader Salary in Nebraska $17.01 $35,380 # 19
Ship Loader Salary in Illinois $16.49 $34,300 # 20
Ship Loader Salary in Minnesota $16.25 $33,800 # 21
Ship Loader Salary in Alabama $17.19 $35,750 # 22
Ship Loader Salary in Tennessee $18.56 $38,610 # 23
Ship Loader Salary in Maryland $17.07 $35,510 # 24
Ship Loader Salary in Kansas $16.15 $33,600 # 25
Ship Loader Salary in North Dakota $16.03 $33,340 # 26
Ship Loader Salary in Florida $14.97 $31,140 # 27
Ship Loader Salary in Iowa $16.26 $33,830 # 28
Ship Loader Salary in Missouri $15.44 $32,110 # 29
Ship Loader Salary in Kentucky $14.02 $29,170 # 30
Ship Loader Salary in Oklahoma $12.47 $25,940 # 31
Ship Loader Salary in Mississippi $12.97 $26,970 # 32
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Ship Loader

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  3. Get Hired

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