Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
2,063,580 0.6 % $12.62 $26,240 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.27 $9.25 $11.42 $14.67 $18.61
Annual Wage (2) $17,200 $19,240 $23,750 $30,510 $38,710


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 337,540 11.44 $10.61 $22,060
Warehousing and Storage 161,420 24.99 $14.06 $29,230
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 118,540 24.79 $13.06 $27,170
Department Stores 71,470 4.63 $10.00 $20,800
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 70,370 9.84 $13.49 $28,060

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 161,420 24.99 $14.06 $29,230
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 118,540 24.79 $13.06 $27,170
Support Activities for Water Transportation 18,390 20.35 $20.72 $43,110
Other Support Activities for Transportation 4,610 17.17 $14.79 $30,760
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 11,320 15.04 $11.52 $23,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,800 1.01 $22.01 $45,780
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,490 0.97 $20.90 $43,470
Support Activities for Water Transportation 18,390 20.35 $20.72 $43,110
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,790 0.71 $18.90 $39,300
Performing Arts Companies 3,310 2.92 $18.10 $37,650


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 229,880 16.37 1.02 $13.18 $27,410
Texas 177,610 17.24 1.07 $11.69 $24,320
Illinois 116,930 20.98 1.30 $12.62 $26,250
Pennsylvania 103,460 18.64 1.16 $13.57 $28,230
Ohio 96,840 19.45 1.21 $12.00 $24,960




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 63,950 24.57 1.53 $11.88 $24,710
Kentucky 37,690 21.75 1.35 $11.68 $24,280
Indiana 58,320 21.14 1.31 $12.50 $26,000
Illinois 116,930 20.98 1.30 $12.62 $26,250
Arkansas 23,840 20.92 1.30 $11.08 $23,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 4,740 15.14 0.94 $16.45 $34,230
District of Columbia 1,560 2.41 0.15 $15.59 $32,420
Hawaii 7,120 12.33 0.77 $14.81 $30,800
Washington 38,630 14.20 0.88 $14.54 $30,230
New York 87,070 10.33 0.64 $14.44 $30,040





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 76,910 21.47 1.33 $12.43 $25,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 70,170 18.36 1.14 $12.44 $25,870
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 56,340 11.13 0.69 $15.14 $31,490
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 45,970 18.02 1.12 $12.86 $26,740
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 43,960 21.50 1.34 $11.71 $24,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 39,930 17.92 1.11 $12.89 $26,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 31,890 27.93 1.74 $12.85 $26,730
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 28,920 15.93 0.99 $14.25 $29,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 27,650 16.27 1.01 $12.59 $26,180
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 27,630 47.41 2.95 $12.10 $25,170