Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand Salary

An average Material Mover & Laborer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $10.20 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $2K and $1K, respectively — total cash payment to Material Movers & Laborers can bottom out near $17K or peak near $37K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is experience level, though the particular city and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Material Movers & Laborers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. Most Material Movers & Laborers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Around half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just under one-half report medical coverage and more than a third claim dental coverage as well.

$19,078 - $56,618
(Median)
$19K
$35K
$57K
MEDIAN: $34,578
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90%

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$8.12 - $15.74
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary 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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,078 - $56,618  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,947  
Profit Sharing
$48.18 - $1,237  
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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$17,223 - $37,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.12 - $15.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37  
Overtime
$10.75 - $27.27  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,947  
   
Profit Sharing
$48.18 - $1,237  
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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$17,223 - $37,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 477
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Material Movers & Laborers sometimes become Mechanical Engineers, where the average income is $63K per year. Material Movers & Laborers typically move into roles as Operations Supervisors or Warehouse Managers, and those positions pay $27K more and $20K more, respectively.

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Professional skills reported by Material Movers & Laborers are few in number. Fortunate workers who know Fork lift command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $21K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $26K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $30K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $34K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 52%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

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

Fork lift
up arrow 25%

Machine Operation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$22,000

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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