Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
2,487,680 0.6 % $13.39 $27,840 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.79 $9.74 $12.02 $15.65 $20.09
Annual Wage (2) $18,280 $20,270 $25,010 $32,550 $41,780


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 510,230 14.25 $11.53 $23,970
Warehousing and Storage 206,990 25.61 $14.59 $30,350
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 70,380 9.52 $14.19 $29,520
Department Stores 69,090 4.96 $11.24 $23,370
General Freight Trucking 67,290 6.82 $15.27 $31,760

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 206,990 25.61 $14.59 $30,350
Support Activities for Water Transportation 19,960 20.60 $21.76 $45,270
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 45,430 15.23 $12.93 $26,880
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 11,150 14.78 $12.80 $26,620
Employment Services 510,230 14.25 $11.53 $23,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 420 0.37 $30.92 $64,320
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,850 1.39 $23.83 $49,560
Support Activities for Water Transportation 19,960 20.60 $21.76 $45,270
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,270 0.58 $21.38 $44,470
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,660 0.75 $20.55 $42,740


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 297,830 19.22 1.07 $13.78 $28,660
Texas 180,270 15.58 0.86 $12.70 $26,430
Illinois 152,690 26.09 1.45 $13.42 $27,920
Florida 129,670 16.36 0.91 $12.34 $25,660
Pennsylvania 123,520 21.63 1.20 $14.39 $29,930



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 94,430 33.56 1.86 $12.93 $26,890
Georgia 112,080 27.28 1.51 $13.00 $27,030
Illinois 152,690 26.09 1.45 $13.42 $27,920
Kentucky 47,070 25.61 1.42 $13.11 $27,270
South Carolina 47,530 24.65 1.37 $12.68 $26,380



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 1,360 2.01 0.11 $18.10 $37,650
Alaska 4,710 14.39 0.80 $17.54 $36,480
Hawaii 7,420 11.97 0.66 $16.56 $34,440
Wyoming 3,520 12.42 0.69 $15.54 $32,330
North Dakota 9,020 20.14 1.12 $15.47 $32,190




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 99,770 15.40 0.85 $13.91 $28,930
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 96,160 26.92 1.49 $13.30 $27,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 86,000 20.96 1.16 $13.72 $28,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 67,040 27.03 1.50 $12.81 $26,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 53,360 40.72 2.26 $13.41 $27,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 45,990 15.70 0.87 $13.59 $28,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 44,600 19.14 1.06 $12.71 $26,430
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 40,320 66.87 3.71 $13.40 $27,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 32,510 17.33 0.96 $13.17 $27,400
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 29,070 29.29 1.62 $12.88 $26,790