Men account for the majority of Movers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $12.91 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though career duration and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to around a sixth, and one-tenth earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,715 - $60,267
$24K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,443
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50%
90%

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$9.86 - $18.31
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,715 - $60,267  
   
Bonus
$67.53 - $3,064  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$20,895 - $44,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $18.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.49 - $5.43  
Overtime
$13.51 - $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  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$20,895 - $44,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 453

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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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Movers often transition into Operations Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Operations Managers earn $59K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mover

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $27K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $32K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Key Stats for Mover

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
047
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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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 14%


heavy lifting
up arrow 8%

Packaging
up arrow 4%

mover
up arrow 3%

Driver
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National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 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: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 82%
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