Mover Salary

Male Movers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $12.24 per hour in the United States. Pay ranges from $9.66 per hour on the low end to $17.68 on the high end. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Though the majority of Movers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Just under a fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in eight collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,005 - $51,299
(Median)
$19K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,738
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$9.66 - $17.68
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,005 - $51,299  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,215  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Commission
$500  
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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$20,395 - $42,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.66 - $17.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50 - $4.80  
Overtime
$12.93 - $26.19  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,215  
   
Commission
$500  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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).
)
$20,395 - $42,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 399
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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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Movers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Driver/Core Development, heavy lifting, Driver, and mover are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 14 percent. Mover, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Mover

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $26K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $32K.

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Experience Affects Mover Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Mover Salaries

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 14%

heavy lifting
up arrow 12%

Driver
up arrow 9%

National Average
$29,000

mover
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 81%
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