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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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

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


National estimates for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
Industry profile for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
Geographic profile for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

National estimates for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,729,010 0.6 % $ 16.80 $ 34,950 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.62 $ 14.06 $ 15.02 $ 18.26 $ 22.89
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,180 $ 29,240 $ 31,230 $ 37,970 $ 47,600


Industry profile for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 547,780 15.70 $ 14.66 $ 30,480
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 346,150 37.33 $ 16.27 $ 33,850
Warehousing and Storage 331,480 20.00 $ 17.65 $ 36,710
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 122,580 8.95 $ 17.58 $ 36,570
Truck Transportation 114,130 7.65 $ 18.60 $ 38,690

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 346,150 37.33 $ 16.27 $ 33,850
Warehousing and Storage 331,480 20.00 $ 17.65 $ 36,710
Employment Services 547,780 15.70 $ 14.66 $ 30,480
Other Support Activities for Transportation 4,830 14.61 $ 16.08 $ 33,450
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 8,820 12.93 $ 16.33 $ 33,970

Top paying industries for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 180 2.19 $ 33.05 $ 68,740
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,050 0.54 $ 30.24 $ 62,890
Support Activities for Water Transportation 10,210 11.36 $ 29.49 $ 61,340
Natural Gas Distribution 110 0.10 $ 28.73 $ 59,760
Metal Ore Mining 520 1.28 $ 27.08 $ 56,330


Geographic profile for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 366,180 22.15 1.14 $ 18.24 $ 37,940
Texas 207,390 16.96 0.88 $ 15.71 $ 32,670
Illinois 188,520 33.55 1.73 $ 16.96 $ 35,280
Georgia 122,880 28.06 1.45 $ 15.51 $ 32,260
Pennsylvania 122,680 21.97 1.13 $ 17.33 $ 36,040


Map of location quotient of laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 61,840 33.64 1.74 $ 16.19 $ 33,670
Illinois 188,520 33.55 1.73 $ 16.96 $ 35,280
South Carolina 68,970 33.36 1.72 $ 15.43 $ 32,090
Indiana 91,530 30.68 1.58 $ 16.69 $ 34,710
Nevada 38,200 29.63 1.53 $ 16.78 $ 34,910


Map of annual mean wages of laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 3,960 13.37 0.69 $ 21.27 $ 44,250
District of Columbia 910 1.38 0.07 $ 19.69 $ 40,960
Massachusetts 39,700 11.69 0.60 $ 18.85 $ 39,220
Hawaii 7,260 13.25 0.68 $ 18.83 $ 39,170
Minnesota 44,640 16.32 0.84 $ 18.83 $ 39,160



Map of employment of laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand by area, May 2021