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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
2,953,170 0.7 % $15.45 $32,130 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.29 $11.81 $14.19 $17.86 $22.66
Annual Wage (2) $21,410 $24,570 $29,510 $37,150 $47,140


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 610,700 16.59 $13.54 $28,170
Warehousing and Storage 301,210 24.81 $16.16 $33,620
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 158,740 11.10 $15.96 $33,190
Truck Transportation 122,880 8.08 $16.84 $35,020
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 100,720 10.20 $16.58 $34,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 25,430 26.59 $23.00 $47,830
Warehousing and Storage 301,210 24.81 $16.16 $33,620
Employment Services 610,700 16.59 $13.54 $28,170
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 10,900 15.58 $15.13 $31,480
Other Support Activities for Transportation 3,900 11.82 $15.76 $32,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,930 0.50 $25.88 $53,820
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,570 0.49 $23.82 $49,550
Support Activities for Water Transportation 25,430 26.59 $23.00 $47,830
Natural Gas Distribution 200 0.19 $22.88 $47,590
Scheduled Air Transportation 47,030 10.38 $22.62 $47,050


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 393,460 22.64 1.13 $16.25 $33,800
Texas 204,030 16.41 0.82 $15.43 $32,090
Illinois 181,540 30.13 1.50 $15.32 $31,870
Florida 156,120 17.75 0.88 $14.59 $30,350
Pennsylvania 147,080 24.92 1.24 $15.71 $32,680




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)
Kentucky 63,980 33.73 1.68 $14.71 $30,590
New Jersey 133,980 32.77 1.63 $15.46 $32,150
Tennessee 93,310 31.02 1.54 $14.63 $30,430
South Carolina 64,150 30.44 1.51 $14.37 $29,890
Indiana 93,040 30.27 1.51 $14.81 $30,810




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 1,590 2.20 0.11 $20.43 $42,500
Alaska 4,240 13.37 0.67 $19.33 $40,210
Hawaii 7,300 11.48 0.57 $18.26 $37,990
Washington 64,880 19.55 0.97 $17.47 $36,330
Massachusetts 42,070 11.62 0.58 $17.45 $36,300





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 184,050 19.06 0.95 $16.79 $34,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 154,510 24.76 1.23 $15.75 $32,760
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 145,240 31.06 1.54 $15.27 $31,760
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 80,800 22.10 1.10 $16.97 $35,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 78,010 28.43 1.41 $14.32 $29,780
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 63,640 22.13 1.10 $15.87 $33,010
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 55,270 20.92 1.04 $15.73 $32,710
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 54,500 35.43 1.76 $16.05 $33,390
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 50,050 16.40 0.82 $14.87 $30,930
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 47,490 44.90 2.23 $14.58 $30,330