Mover Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of Movers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $11.71 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.33 per hour on the low end to $16.76 on the high end. Medical benefits are awarded to about a quarter, and 15 percent earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Mover Salary (?
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$17,879 - $52,349
(Median)
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52K
MEDIAN: $29,387
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Mover Salary (?
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$9.33 - $16.76
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$17,879 - $52,349  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,151  
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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$20,205 - $42,069  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $16.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44 - $3.45  
Overtime
$12.24 - $25.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,151  
   
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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$20,205 - $42,069  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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Job Description for Mover

  • Load and unload items from moving truck and help customers setup homes, offices or storage.
  • Utilize physical ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
  • Prepare materials, such as furniture, for safe transportation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mover

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Movers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Starting out, salaries fall in the $25K range but grow to $29K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $31K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Movers at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $31K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 7 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, most land within this range.

Experience Affects Mover Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 23% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 76%
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