Mover Salary

A sizeable majority of Movers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $13.17 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by career length and the individual firm. A little less than one-fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one in ten collect dental insurance. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,125 - $60,402
$23K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,876
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$9.92 - $18.19
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$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,125 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$68.54 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$925  
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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$21,054 - $45,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $18.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50 - $5.06  
Overtime
$14.53 - $28.05  
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
$68.54 - $4,932  
   
Commission
$925  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$21,054 - $45,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 474

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Mover


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Advancing into an Operations Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Movers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $59K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mover

Pay by Experience for a Mover has a positive trend. An entry-level Mover with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 308 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mover with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 135 salaries. An experienced Mover which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 101 salaries. A Mover with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 33 salaries.

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Key Stats for Mover

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Mover Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Late-Career
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$31,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Mover Salaries

Team Leadership
▲16%

Customer Service
▲13%


heavy lifting
▲6%

Driver
▲5%

Packaging
▲3%

mover
▲2%

Packing
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 80%
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