Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand Salary

Pay for Material Movers & Laborers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.14 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $2K and $3K, respectively — total cash payment to Material Movers & Laborers can bottom out near $17K or peak near $38K depending on individual performance. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately half lack any form of coverage — but more than two-fifths have medical insurance, and nearly one in three have dental, too. Male Material Movers & Laborers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire.

$19,241 - $54,000
(Median)
$19K
$33K
$54K
MEDIAN: $33,402
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$7.93 - $16.09
(Median)
$7
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,241 - $54,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
Profit Sharing
$32.97 - $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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$16,831 - $37,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.93 - $16.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $2.00  
Overtime
$7.16 - $27.00  
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
$32.97 - $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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$16,831 - $37,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 373

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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. The most common next step for a Material Mover & Laborer is to become a Warehouse Worker or an Automotive Mechanic. The former position pays an additional $4K per year on average, and the latter position pays $16K more per year.

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Material Movers & Laborers only report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Fork lift command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 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.


Material Movers & Laborers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $21K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $27K. Material Movers & Laborers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $30K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $36K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 37%

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 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 51%