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Mover Salary

Men make up the majority of Movers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $11.76 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.35 per hour on the lower side but can approach $16.67 on the higher side. Medical benefits are awarded to just over one in five, and around a sixth earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$18,121 - $51,651
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MEDIAN: $29,749
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$9.35 - $16.67
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$18,121 - $51,651  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
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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$20,164 - $41,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.35 - $16.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.45 - $4.08  
Overtime
$12.41 - $25.34  
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 - $2,027  
   
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).
)
$20,164 - $41,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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Job Description for Mover

Movers generally work for moving companies or subcontractors of large corporations, or may have their own businesses. Movers generally work on teams, and are usually required to drive in addition to moving goods. Employers often prefer applicants with prior experience in the moving industry, but may also be willing to train the right people.

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Mover Tasks

  • 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.


For many Movers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $26K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $29K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. Movers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $31K.

Experience Affects Mover Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 23% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 76%