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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. Cash earnings for Material Movers & Laborers — which occasionally include more than $2K from bonuses and more than $3K from profit sharing — stretch from around $17K to approximately $38K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, just over two-fifths have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. Material Movers & Laborers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,267 - $49,750
(Median)
$19K
$32K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,000
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$7.97 - $16.05
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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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 - $1,967  
Profit Sharing
$49.66 - $2,936  
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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$16,921 - $37,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $16.05  
   
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 - $1,967  
   
Profit Sharing
$49.66 - $2,936  
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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$16,921 - $37,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 378

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Construction Project Manager, where median compensation is $70K annually. Warehouse Workers or Auto Mechanics are common next-step roles for Material Movers & Laborers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Warehouse Workers is $4K higher on average, and it's $16K higher for Auto Mechanics.

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Material Movers & Laborers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Fork lift can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 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.


For many Material Movers & Laborers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $21K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $27K. Material Movers & Laborers see a median salary of $31K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $36K, 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 61%

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

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
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 50%
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