Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
2,284,650 0.6 % $12.83 $26,690 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.36 $9.31 $11.52 $14.96 $19.23
Annual Wage (2) $17,390 $19,360 $23,970 $31,120 $40,000


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 447,180 13.64 $10.67 $22,190
Warehousing and Storage 180,180 25.46 $14.25 $29,630
Department Stores 87,850 6.30 $10.32 $21,460
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 73,950 10.10 $13.53 $28,140
General Freight Trucking 58,980 6.28 $15.13 $31,470

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 180,180 25.46 $14.25 $29,630
Support Activities for Water Transportation 21,420 23.22 $20.88 $43,430
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 11,590 15.64 $11.87 $24,680
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 2,840 15.46 $15.04 $31,290
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 45,310 14.92 $12.27 $25,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 390 0.36 $26.28 $54,660
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,680 1.51 $23.20 $48,260
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,410 1.08 $22.57 $46,950
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 110 1.28 $22.25 $46,280
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 800 2.03 $20.96 $43,600


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 272,200 18.50 1.07 $13.11 $27,270
Texas 194,540 17.83 1.03 $11.81 $24,560
Illinois 142,170 24.92 1.45 $12.83 $26,680
Florida 122,910 16.49 0.96 $12.03 $25,030
Pennsylvania 109,580 19.51 1.13 $13.94 $28,990




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 79,630 29.49 1.71 $12.33 $25,650
Illinois 142,170 24.92 1.45 $12.83 $26,680
Kentucky 40,050 22.47 1.30 $12.33 $25,640
South Carolina 40,830 22.36 1.30 $12.08 $25,120
Georgia 86,210 22.22 1.29 $12.83 $26,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,150 1.72 0.10 $16.80 $34,940
Alaska 4,510 13.99 0.81 $15.73 $32,720
Washington 42,180 14.92 0.87 $15.29 $31,790
Wyoming 2,600 9.33 0.54 $15.15 $31,510
New York 96,310 11.15 0.65 $14.84 $30,870





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 98,070 26.50 1.54 $12.72 $26,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 83,380 20.98 1.22 $12.87 $26,770
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 63,000 12.02 0.70 $15.31 $31,840
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 52,680 19.10 1.11 $12.47 $25,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 46,920 20.33 1.18 $12.71 $26,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 45,540 21.19 1.23 $11.97 $24,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 37,580 31.28 1.82 $12.81 $26,650
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 32,990 55.91 3.24 $12.50 $26,010
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 29,340 15.94 0.93 $14.28 $29,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 28,560 16.04 0.93 $13.23 $27,510