Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

Manually move freight, stock, or other materials or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified. Excludes "Material Moving Workers" (53-7011 through 53-7199) who use power equipment. Excludes "Construction Laborers" (47-2061) and "Helpers, Construction Trades (47-3011 through 47-3019).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,143,940 0.6 % $12.70 $26,410 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.32 $9.27 $11.49 $14.77 $18.79
Annual Wage (2) $17,300 $19,280 $23,890 $30,730 $39,090


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 394,750 12.67 $10.51 $21,860
Warehousing and Storage 172,040 25.37 $14.16 $29,450
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 119,570 25.00 $13.79 $28,670
Department Stores 84,860 5.47 $10.17 $21,150
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 70,980 9.86 $13.69 $28,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 172,040 25.37 $14.16 $29,450
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 119,570 25.00 $13.79 $28,670
Support Activities for Water Transportation 19,320 21.26 $20.69 $43,030
Other Support Activities for Transportation 4,570 16.45 $13.28 $27,620
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 11,450 15.33 $11.60 $24,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,120 1.26 $22.39 $46,560
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,390 1.09 $22.21 $46,210
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 770 1.94 $21.86 $45,470
Natural Gas Distribution 410 0.38 $20.81 $43,290
Support Activities for Water Transportation 19,320 21.26 $20.69 $43,030


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 241,770 16.90 1.03 $13.02 $27,090
Texas 192,700 18.21 1.11 $11.60 $24,120
Illinois 126,780 22.48 1.37 $12.63 $26,270
Pennsylvania 104,860 18.74 1.14 $13.83 $28,760
Florida 103,470 14.22 0.86 $12.05 $25,060




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 72,160 27.15 1.65 $12.00 $24,970
Kentucky 40,520 22.96 1.40 $11.84 $24,640
Illinois 126,780 22.48 1.37 $12.63 $26,270
Indiana 60,180 21.40 1.30 $12.54 $26,070
Louisiana 38,540 20.63 1.25 $11.92 $24,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 4,980 15.62 0.95 $16.00 $33,290
District of Columbia 1,540 2.36 0.14 $15.91 $33,100
Washington 37,160 13.44 0.82 $14.95 $31,090
New York 87,640 10.26 0.62 $14.57 $30,310
Massachusetts 28,260 8.83 0.54 $14.56 $30,290





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 83,670 22.98 1.40 $12.62 $26,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 75,160 19.42 1.18 $12.63 $26,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 54,930 10.65 0.65 $15.10 $31,410
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 51,600 19.54 1.19 $12.39 $25,760
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 47,190 22.50 1.37 $11.57 $24,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 42,500 18.79 1.14 $12.83 $26,680
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 33,440 56.57 3.44 $12.20 $25,380
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 32,150 27.71 1.68 $12.51 $26,030
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 28,100 15.41 0.94 $14.58 $30,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 27,540 15.92 0.97 $12.75 $26,520