Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
2,024,180 0.6 % $12.36 $25,710 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.10 $9.13 $11.28 $14.47 $18.35
Annual Wage (2) $16,850 $18,990 $23,460 $30,090 $38,180


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 298,720 11.20 $10.48 $21,790
Warehousing and Storage 149,790 23.44 $13.70 $28,500
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 126,410 26.35 $12.36 $25,710
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 67,700 9.51 $13.34 $27,750
Other General Merchandise Stores 65,210 4.29 $10.73 $22,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 126,410 26.35 $12.36 $25,710
Warehousing and Storage 149,790 23.44 $13.70 $28,500
Other Support Activities for Transportation 5,630 21.93 $14.10 $29,330
Support Activities for Water Transportation 14,710 16.61 $20.54 $42,730
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 40,350 14.77 $11.71 $24,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 14,710 16.61 $20.54 $42,730
Metal Ore Mining 420 1.24 $19.14 $39,810
Performing Arts Companies 3,310 2.92 $18.73 $38,960
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,750 0.70 $18.44 $38,360
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,800 0.58 $18.29 $38,050


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 228,010 16.29 1.02 $13.00 $27,040
Texas 168,680 16.72 1.05 $11.34 $23,590
Illinois 114,190 20.66 1.30 $12.61 $26,230
Ohio 100,990 20.52 1.29 $12.26 $25,500
Pennsylvania 100,280 18.29 1.15 $13.30 $27,660





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 65,370 25.44 1.60 $11.72 $24,370
Indiana 58,790 21.58 1.36 $12.28 $25,540
Louisiana 38,780 21.16 1.33 $11.38 $23,680
Arkansas 23,830 20.98 1.32 $10.65 $22,140
Illinois 114,190 20.66 1.30 $12.61 $26,230





Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 5,030 16.32 1.03 $16.22 $33,750
Hawaii 7,930 13.86 0.87 $15.03 $31,260
District of Columbia 2,260 3.53 0.22 $15.01 $31,210
Rhode Island 5,360 11.97 0.75 $13.83 $28,770
Nevada 18,790 16.87 1.06 $13.72 $28,540

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)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 73,570 20.77 1.30 $12.51 $26,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 69,070 18.09 1.14 $12.31 $25,610
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 52,650 10.57 0.66 $12.89 $26,800
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 42,460 21.21 1.33 $11.29 $23,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 42,380 16.97 1.07 $12.59 $26,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 41,580 18.90 1.19 $12.43 $25,860
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 32,100 28.14 1.77 $12.46 $25,910
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 29,480 16.33 1.03 $13.83 $28,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 26,820 15.93 1.00 $12.26 $25,490
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 25,570 30.00 1.88 $12.39 $25,770





Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gadsden, AL 1,660 49.12 3.08 $10.38 $21,590
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 25,470 43.46 2.73 $12.14 $25,250
Springfield, OH 1,690 36.01 2.26 $12.66 $26,340
Savannah, GA 5,210 35.84 2.25 $17.94 $37,320
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 4,170 30.30 1.90 $12.37 $25,720
Morristown, TN 1,290 30.11 1.89 $10.43 $21,700
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 25,570 30.00 1.88 $12.39 $25,770
Gainesville, GA 2,020 29.76 1.87 $10.45 $21,730
Dalton, GA 1,860 29.36 1.84 $10.55 $21,940
Columbus, OH 25,570 28.87 1.81 $13.46 $28,000