Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand Salary

For Material Movers & Laborers, hourly average wages total $10.15 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.00 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $15.68. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. While around half report receiving no health benefits, about one-half do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Material Movers & Laborers are male. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Material Movers & Laborers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction.

$19,514 - $55,329
(Median)
$20K
$34K
$55K
MEDIAN: $34,382
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$8.00 - $15.68
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,514 - $55,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
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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$16,994 - $37,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.00 - $15.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $0.47  
Overtime
$8.89 - $26.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
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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$16,994 - $37,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 390
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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 Mechanical Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Mechanical Engineers is $63K annually. Material Movers & Laborers typically move into roles as Auto Mechanics or Tractor-Trailer Drivers, and those positions pay $16K more and $20K more, respectively.

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Material Movers & Laborers report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Fork lift can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $21K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $27K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Material Movers & Laborers make a median salary of $31K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $38K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 74%

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand Salaries

Fork lift
up arrow 25%

Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$22,000

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 49%
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