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Mover Salary

Movers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $11.95 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.42 per hour, and the top verges on $16.44. Between a fifth and a fourth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and around one in seven collect dental insurance. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Movers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$18,246 - $48,487
(Median)
$18K
$30K
$48K
MEDIAN: $29,979
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90%

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$9.42 - $16.44
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,246 - $48,487  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,200  
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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$20,170 - $41,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.42 - $16.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.47 - $3.72  
Overtime
$12.08 - $25.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,200  
   
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).
)
$20,170 - $41,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 267

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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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $25K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $29K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Mover Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 22% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 77%
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