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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a dock manager. For example, did you know that they make an average of $33.96 an hour? That's $70,635 a year!

What Does a Dock Manager Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a dock manager, we found that a lot of resumes listed 15.2% of dock managers included customer service, while 9.9% of resumes included safety meetings, and 8.6% of resumes included pallet jack. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the dock manager job title. But what industry to start with? Most dock managers actually find jobs in the retail and transportation industries.

How To Become a Dock Manager

If you're interested in becoming a dock manager, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 37.8% of dock managers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 4.0% of dock managers have master's degrees. Even though some dock managers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a dock manager. When we researched the most common majors for a dock manager, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on dock manager resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a dock manager. In fact, many dock manager jobs require experience in a role such as operations manager. Meanwhile, many dock managers also have previous career experience in roles such as manager or assistant manager.

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Average Salary$70,635

Dock Manager Career Paths

Top Careers Before Dock Manager

Manager
8.6 %

Top Careers After Dock Manager

Manager
9.4 %

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Average Salary for a Dock Manager

Dock Managers in America make an average salary of $70,635 per year or $34 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $92,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $54,000 per year.
Average Salary
$70,635

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Dock Manager
Dock Manager
NCG
NCG
05/28/2019
05/28/2019
$70,00005/28/2019
$70,000
Senior Dock Manager
Senior Dock Manager
Philly Shipyard, Inc.
Philly Shipyard, Inc.
02/09/2016
02/09/2016
$170,00002/09/2016
$170,000
Grand Block/Dry Dock Manager
Grand Block/Dry Dock Manager
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc.
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc.
05/06/2013
05/06/2013
$163,00005/06/2013
$163,000
Senior Dock Manager
Senior Dock Manager
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc.
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc.
03/25/2013
03/25/2013
$127,00003/25/2013
$127,000
Grand Block/Dry Dock Manager
Grand Block/Dry Dock Manager
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc.
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc.
08/19/2011
08/19/2011
$97,00008/19/2011
$97,000

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Dock Manager Demographics

Gender

male

80.0 %

female

16.0 %

unknown

3.9 %

Ethnicity

White

63.6 %

Hispanic or Latino

15.8 %

Black or African American

11.6 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0 %

French

14.3 %

Chinese

7.1 %
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Dock Manager Education

Majors

Business
36.6 %

Degrees

Bachelors

37.8 %

High School Diploma

30.7 %

Associate

15.5 %
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Top Skills For a Dock Manager

  • Customer Service, 15.2%
  • Safety Meetings, 9.9%
  • Pallet Jack, 8.6%
  • Delivery Vehicle, 6.5%
  • Inventory Control, 6.3%
  • Other Skills, 53.5%
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Top Dock Manager Employers

1. FedEx
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$62,329
Dock Managers Hired: 
127+
2. Dillard's
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$32,126
Dock Managers Hired: 
65+
3. Macy's
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$30,158
Dock Managers Hired: 
13+
4. Office Depot
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$32,830
Dock Managers Hired: 
13+
5. Walmart
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$29,972
Dock Managers Hired: 
9+
6. J. C. Penney
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$30,114
Dock Managers Hired: 
8+
Updated October 2, 2020