Mover Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Movers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $13.22 per hour nationwide. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by experience level and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to a little less than one-fifth, and one-tenth earn dental coverage. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$19,444 - $58,958
$19K
$34K
$59K
MEDIAN: $34,000
10%
50%
90%

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$10.06 - $18.42
$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.33
10%
50%
90%

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$0$58K
Salary $19,444 - $58,958
Bonus $67.53 - $4,966
Profit Sharing $1,625
Commission $850
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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$21,259 - $46,515
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $10.06 - $18.42
Hourly Tips $0.46 - $5.07
Overtime $15.12 - $27.49
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $67.53 - $4,966
Commission $850
Profit Sharing $1,625
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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$21,259 - $46,515
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 427

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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Many Movers move into an Operations Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $59K per year.

Mover Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Mover


Pay by Experience Level for Mover

Pay by Experience for a Mover has a positive trend. An entry-level Mover with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 308 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mover with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 135 salaries. An experienced Mover which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 101 salaries. A Mover with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 33 salaries.

Mover Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Mover?

Mover in Los Angeles:
"Back breaking work."
Pros: Excessive Exercise. Working as a team to get the job done. Tips.
Cons: Underpaid. No benefits. On stand-by for work. Can't pick your hours. Can't take days off without resulting in suspension for 3 days.

Mover in Plano:
"Fun."
Pros: You get in shape and communicate with people and make people happy to get tips.
Cons: Some things are heavy, some movers have problems.

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Key Stats for Mover

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Mover Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Late-Career
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$31,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Mover Salaries

Team Leadership
▲17%

Customer Service
▲13%


heavy lifting
▲6%

Driver
▲5%

Packaging
▲3%

mover
▲2%

Packing
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 81%