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Pier Hand Salary
in San Diego, California

$45,521 (USD)

Average Salary

$22/hr

Average Hourly

$760

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Pier Hand is $45,521 a year and $22 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Pier Hand is between $34,037 and $55,108. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Connects hose couplings to enable liquid cargo, such as petroleum, gasoline, heating oil, sulfuric acid, and alum liquor, to be pumped from and into barges and tankers: reads timetable to determine name of ship, location of pier, and number and types of hoses to be connected.
  • Climbs aboard ship and lowers measuring tape and thermometer into each tank to measure depth and temperature of liquid cargo to be unloaded.
  • Positions coupling of pier hose next to valve of ship, using winch and boom, and connects coupling to valve, using wrench.
  • Attaches ground wire to hose to prevent explosion caused by static electricity generated when liquid cargo flows through hose.
  • Opens valve to allow flow of cargo through hose and signals worker aboard ship to start pumps to unload cargo.
  • Signals worker aboard ship to pump ballast from cargo tanks in order to prepare transfer of cargo onto ship.
  • Signals worker on shore to pump liquid cargo onto ship.
  • May be designated according to water vessel loaded as barge loader.
Pier Hand Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders

Job family population: 10,300

Estimated population of Pier Hand jobs: 278

Rate of error: 13.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$52,771
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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About San Diego, California

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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

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