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Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand Salary

Material Movers & Laborers in the United States pull down an average of $10.19 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. Although just over two-fifths have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, approximately one-half claim no health benefits at all. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Material Movers & Laborers are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,267 - $49,750
(Median)
$19K
$32K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,000
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$7.98 - $15.92
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,267 - $49,750  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
Profit Sharing
$49.49 - $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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$16,953 - $37,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.98 - $15.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $2.00  
Overtime
$8.53 - $26.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$49.49 - $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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$16,953 - $37,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 386
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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. Material Movers & Laborers typically move into roles as Warehouse Workers or Auto Mechanics, and those positions pay $4K more and $16K more, respectively.

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Material Movers & Laborers usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Fork lift can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


For many Material Movers & Laborers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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 $27K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $36K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 38%

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 24%

National Average
$22,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 50%
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