Mover Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Movers earn an average of $12.07 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.48 per hour and $16.78. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Slightly less than a fourth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to an eighth collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$18,475 - $50,718

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$9.48 - $16.78

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,475 - $50,718  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,230  
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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$20,265 - $42,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.48 - $16.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.49 - $4.35  
Overtime
$11.92 - $25.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,230  
   
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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$20,265 - $42,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 286
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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 Movers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $25K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. For Movers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. Movers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Mover Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 22% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 78%
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