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Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand Salary

Pay for Material Movers & Laborers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.16 per hour. Total cash earnings of Material Movers & Laborers range from $17K on the low end to $37K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $2K and $3K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Material Movers & Laborers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, close to one-half have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. The vast majority (84 percent) of Material Movers & Laborers who answered the questionnaire are male.
$19,463 - $49,022
(Median)
$19K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $34,888
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$7.96 - $16.12
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,463 - $49,022  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
Profit Sharing
$32.44 - $2,959  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,832 - $37,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.96 - $16.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40 - $2.75  
Overtime
$7.54 - $27.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$32.44 - $2,959  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,832 - $37,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 401
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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.

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Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand Tasks

  • Daily clean up of warehouse.
  • Receive, move, and issue all products, selecting proper tools as necessary to load and unload freight.
  • Prepare equipment for delivery, assemble required parts prior to loading.
  • Receive and check in material by processing all incoming materials.

Common Career Paths for Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand


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Material Movers & Laborers who go on to become Construction Project Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Construction Project Managers is $70K annually. The most common next step for a Material Mover & Laborer is to become a Warehouse Worker or an Automotive Mechanic. The former position pays an additional $4K per year on average, and the latter position pays $16K more per year.

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Material Movers & Laborers report a focused set of job skills. Machine Operation and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Material Movers & Laborers. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $21K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $27K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Material Movers & Laborers make a median salary of $31K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $32K.

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Experience Affects Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand Salaries

Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$22,000

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 48%