Mover Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Movers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $12.03 per hour nationwide. Compensation ranges between $9.47 per hour and $16.83. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Movers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Approximately one in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-eighth collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$18,121 - $51,651
(Median)
$18K
$31K
$52K
MEDIAN: $30,806
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90%

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$9.47 - $16.83
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$18,121 - $51,651  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,247  
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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$20,244 - $41,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.47 - $16.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.48 - $4.19  
Overtime
$11.84 - $25.49  
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 - $2,247  
   
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).
)
$20,244 - $41,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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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. 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 $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Movers make a median salary of $32K. 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

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 78%
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