Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand Salary

Pay for Material Movers & Laborers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.20 per hour. Total cash compensation to Material Movers & Laborers bottoms out near $17K and approaches $37K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $2K from bonuses and almost $1K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but the particular city and the specific company are influential factors as well. The vast majority of Material Movers & Laborers (82 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although slightly less than half have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, close to one-half claim no health benefits at all. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$19,078 - $56,618
(Median)
$19K
$35K
$57K
MEDIAN: $34,578
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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 some Material Movers & Laborers move into positions like Mechanical Engineer (where the average salary is $63K), this progression is not the norm. Operations Supervisors or Warehouse Managers are common next-step roles for Material Movers & Laborers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Operations Supervisors is $27K higher on average, and it's $20K higher for Warehouse Managers.

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Material Movers & Laborers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. 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, 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 $26K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. Material Movers & Laborers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $34K.

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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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