Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
2,587,900 0.7 % $13.81 $28,720 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.13 $10.29 $12.49 $16.12 $20.53
Annual Wage (2) $19,000 $21,400 $25,980 $33,530 $42,690


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 527,240 14.57 $12.06 $25,080
Warehousing and Storage 250,160 27.53 $14.70 $30,590
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 68,360 9.21 $14.84 $30,860
General Freight Trucking 64,910 6.50 $15.76 $32,780
Department Stores 60,610 4.43 $11.83 $24,600

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 250,160 27.53 $14.70 $30,590
Support Activities for Water Transportation 20,460 22.21 $20.76 $43,190
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 11,990 16.04 $13.92 $28,950
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 43,980 15.31 $13.54 $28,170
Employment Services 527,240 14.57 $12.06 $25,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 270 0.24 $27.58 $57,380
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 3,180 1.53 $23.52 $48,930
Radio and Television Broadcasting 560 0.26 $22.85 $47,530
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,880 0.49 $21.94 $45,640
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,330 0.68 $21.24 $44,190


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 317,050 19.86 1.08 $14.33 $29,800
Texas 178,880 15.23 0.83 $13.32 $27,700
Illinois 145,060 24.57 1.33 $13.69 $28,470
Pennsylvania 134,750 23.45 1.27 $14.62 $30,410
Florida 126,850 15.43 0.84 $12.97 $26,980




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 96,260 33.27 1.81 $13.27 $27,600
Kentucky 53,020 28.36 1.54 $13.36 $27,790
Georgia 117,740 27.94 1.52 $13.00 $27,030
New Jersey 107,840 27.26 1.48 $13.93 $28,980
Mississippi 28,530 25.54 1.39 $11.81 $24,570




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 2.84 0.15 $22.17 $46,120
Alaska 4,930 15.24 0.83 $17.73 $36,870
Hawaii 7,490 11.85 0.64 $17.18 $35,740
Wyoming 3,230 11.68 0.63 $16.14 $33,580
North Dakota 8,380 19.71 1.07 $15.63 $32,520





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 104,400 15.85 0.86 $14.12 $29,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 96,720 22.92 1.24 $14.35 $29,860
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 92,360 25.38 1.38 $13.51 $28,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 68,510 26.83 1.46 $13.06 $27,170
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 55,660 40.86 2.22 $13.95 $29,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 45,020 18.53 1.01 $13.54 $28,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 42,810 14.58 0.79 $14.40 $29,940
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 42,080 67.44 3.66 $13.26 $27,570
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 34,190 33.69 1.83 $13.77 $28,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 33,840 17.49 0.95 $13.94 $29,000