Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand Salary

Material Movers & Laborers in the United States take home an average $10.15 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.00 per hour on the low end to $15.64 on the high end. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Material Movers & Laborers (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — half lack coverage. On the flip side, more than two-fifths have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession.

$19,254 - $54,927

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$8.00 - $15.64

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,254 - $54,927  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
Profit Sharing
$49.83 - $2,909  
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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$16,998 - $37,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.00 - $15.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.07 - $0.45  
Overtime
$9.12 - $26.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$49.83 - $2,909  
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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$16,998 - $37,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 396
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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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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 $63K per year. Career advancement for the typical Material Mover & Laborer often leads to becoming an Automotive Mechanic or a Tractor-Trailer Driver; median salaries in these positions are $16K higher and $20K higher, respectively.

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Survey takers who work as Material Movers & Laborers usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Fork lift command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 26 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $21K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $26K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $38K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 75%

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

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

Fork lift
up arrow 26%

National Average
$22,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 50%
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