Movers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $12.72 per hour. While tenure and the specific company impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Most Movers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Nearly one-seventh report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and fewer than one in twenty collect vision insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,672 - $59,033
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$59K
MEDIAN: $38,956
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90%

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$9.80 - $18.28
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$23,672 - $59,033  
   
Bonus
$67.53 - $3,064  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$20,697 - $44,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $18.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.62 - $5.54  
Overtime
$13.12 - $27.97  
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
$67.53 - $3,064  
   
Commission
$1,000  
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).
)
$20,697 - $44,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 424
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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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $27K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $31K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $34K. Movers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Mover Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Mover Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 16%


heavy lifting
up arrow 9%

Driver
up arrow 5%

Packaging
up arrow 5%

mover
up arrow 3%

National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 84%
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