Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand Salary

Pay for Material Movers & Laborers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.77 per hour. Cash earnings for Material Movers & Laborers — which occasionally include more than $1K from bonuses and more than $595.9758646288641 from profit sharing — stretch from around $18K to approximately $36K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but career duration and the individual firm are influential factors as well. There are far more male Material Movers & Laborers survey respondents than women, making up 82 percent. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although nearly one-half lack health benefits of any kind, slightly less than half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too.

$18,054 - $55,554
$18K
$28K
$56K
MEDIAN: $28,345
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$8.78 - $15.25
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$18,054 - $55,554  
   
Bonus
$98.99 - $1,007  
Profit Sharing
$0.67 - $596  
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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$18,411 - $35,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.78 - $15.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $3.72  
Overtime
$12.67 - $23.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$98.99 - $1,007  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.67 - $596  
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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$18,411 - $35,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 426

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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

  • Prepare equipment for delivery, assemble required parts prior to loading.
  • Receive and check in material by processing all incoming materials.
  • Daily clean up of warehouse.
  • Receive, move, and issue all products, selecting proper tools as necessary to load and unload freight.

Common Career Paths for Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand


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At the upper end, Material Movers & Laborers who move into a Mechanical Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Mechanical Engineers is a much higher $64K per year. Material Movers & Laborers typically move into roles as Laborers or Warehouse Managers, and those positions pay $6K more and $20K more, respectively.

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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Winco Foods Inc. offers the most; Material Movers & Laborers earn $24K on average there.

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, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $22K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $25K. On average, Material Movers & Laborers make $26K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Material Mover & Laborer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $31K.

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Key Stats for Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

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

Forklift Operator
▲8%

Fork lift
▲2%

Machine Operation
▼0%

National Average
$23,000

Customer Service
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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