Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
2,711,320 0.7 % $14.28 $29,690 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.55 $10.79 $13.00 $16.70 $21.17
Annual Wage (2) $19,870 $22,450 $27,040 $34,730 $44,030


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 558,620 15.55 $12.57 $26,140
Warehousing and Storage 271,990 27.03 $15.12 $31,450
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 134,260 10.13 $14.81 $30,810
Truck Transportation 107,370 7.42 $15.48 $32,210
General Merchandise Stores 102,350 3.18 $12.39 $25,770

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 271,990 27.03 $15.12 $31,450
Support Activities for Water Transportation 22,280 24.52 $20.79 $43,230
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 11,590 15.87 $14.96 $31,110
Employment Services 558,620 15.55 $12.57 $26,140
Other Support Activities for Transportation 4,870 15.24 $14.35 $29,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 300 0.27 $28.93 $60,170
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,140 0.66 $23.33 $48,520
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 3,330 1.53 $22.84 $47,510
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,900 0.49 $22.11 $45,980
Rail Transportation 2,110 0.89 $21.75 $45,240


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 343,460 20.57 1.08 $14.86 $30,910
Texas 190,210 16.00 0.84 $13.53 $28,140
Illinois 152,370 25.70 1.35 $13.97 $29,050
Pennsylvania 141,760 24.52 1.29 $14.88 $30,950
Florida 132,680 15.76 0.83 $13.50 $28,090




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 89,010 30.53 1.61 $13.75 $28,610
New Jersey 120,110 29.97 1.58 $14.33 $29,810
Kentucky 54,340 28.96 1.52 $13.63 $28,360
Georgia 118,700 27.58 1.45 $13.07 $27,190
Indiana 81,510 27.00 1.42 $14.43 $30,020




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 1,990 2.81 0.15 $24.07 $50,070
Hawaii 7,350 11.60 0.61 $18.23 $37,930
Alaska 4,480 14.07 0.74 $18.05 $37,540
Wyoming 2,720 10.13 0.53 $16.51 $34,340
Washington 68,410 21.47 1.13 $16.26 $33,820




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 116,030 17.33 0.91 $15.09 $31,390
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 94,920 25.92 1.36 $13.83 $28,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 94,850 21.41 1.13 $14.56 $30,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 69,840 26.66 1.40 $13.19 $27,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 58,840 41.00 2.16 $14.55 $30,260
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 48,590 19.50 1.03 $13.91 $28,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 46,320 15.81 0.83 $13.86 $28,830
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 39,640 64.15 3.37 $13.75 $28,610
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 39,030 37.91 1.99 $14.35 $29,850
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 37,990 23.06 1.21 $16.54 $34,400