Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand Salary
Pay for Material Movers & Laborers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.77 per hour. Cash earnings for Material Movers & Laborers — which occasionally include more than $1K from bonuses and more than $595.9758646288641 from profit sharing — stretch from around $18K to approximately $36K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but career duration and the individual firm are influential factors as well. There are far more male Material Movers & Laborers survey respondents than women, making up 82 percent. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although nearly one-half lack health benefits of any kind, slightly less than half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand
A laborer, freight, stock, material mover, hand is responsible for the movement of products. This laborer's role is to follow guidelines sent from higher management. A laborer's work will consist of moving products from the truck to the warehouse, and they must be able to demonstrate the capability of stacking and placing items in an orderly and sensible manner.Read More...
Logs will need to be kept of incoming and outgoing items to maintain proper order of inventory. Laborers are required to have knowledge of warehouse stacking and safety procedures. Knowledge of safe work practices and the ability to work with others to maintain safety in a warehouse is since heavy vehicles will be in use.
Having a commercial license to drive forklifts is a plus, as some warehouses will require the operation of heavy machinery. A physical may be required to be passed before the applicant can start work. A laborer is usually required to have a high school diploma, be able to stand on their feet for long periods of time. and be able to lift fifty pounds or more. Constant bending over or walking may be required. This laborer must be able to handle long periods of loud noises. A laborer's work shift may vary as needed; a second or third shift may be required. A laborer will travel from warehouse to warehouse to unload materials with short notice of arrival. There may be opportunities for overtime.
Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand Tasks
- Prepare equipment for delivery, assemble required parts prior to loading.
- Receive and check in material by processing all incoming materials.
- Daily clean up of warehouse.
- Receive, move, and issue all products, selecting proper tools as necessary to load and unload freight.
Common Career Paths for Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand
At the upper end, Material Movers & Laborers who move into a Mechanical Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Mechanical Engineers is a much higher $64K per year. Material Movers & Laborers typically move into roles as Laborers or Warehouse Managers, and those positions pay $6K more and $20K more, respectively.
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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Winco Foods Inc. offers the most; Material Movers & Laborers earn $24K on average there.
Pay by Experience Level for Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Material Movers & Laborers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $22K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $25K. On average, Material Movers & Laborers make $26K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Material Mover & Laborer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $31K.
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