Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
2,400,490 0.6 % $13.07 $27,180 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.51 $9.47 $11.74 $15.24 $19.73
Annual Wage (2) $17,700 $19,700 $24,430 $31,690 $41,030


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 488,220 14.13 $11.05 $22,990
Warehousing and Storage 187,370 25.79 $14.43 $30,010
Department Stores 83,290 5.94 $10.71 $22,270
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 71,030 9.72 $13.93 $28,970
General Freight Trucking 64,990 6.79 $15.07 $31,350

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 187,370 25.79 $14.43 $30,010
Support Activities for Water Transportation 21,750 22.94 $22.10 $45,970
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 11,960 15.83 $12.26 $25,510
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 46,070 15.32 $12.67 $26,360
Employment Services 488,220 14.13 $11.05 $22,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 360 0.33 $30.49 $63,410
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,050 1.08 $23.31 $48,490
Support Activities for Water Transportation 21,750 22.94 $22.10 $45,970
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 1,370 3.44 $21.73 $45,200
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,410 0.62 $20.87 $43,420


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 287,090 18.99 1.07 $13.42 $27,920
Texas 191,500 17.05 0.96 $12.33 $25,650
Illinois 154,300 26.76 1.51 $13.16 $27,370
Florida 128,830 16.81 0.95 $12.40 $25,790
Pennsylvania 115,740 20.47 1.15 $14.16 $29,460



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 88,800 32.30 1.82 $12.50 $25,990
Illinois 154,300 26.76 1.51 $13.16 $27,370
Georgia 102,550 25.74 1.45 $12.94 $26,910
Kentucky 44,300 24.50 1.38 $12.85 $26,720
South Carolina 42,910 22.87 1.29 $12.28 $25,550



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 1,130 1.67 0.09 $16.83 $35,000
Alaska 4,860 14.94 0.84 $16.21 $33,720
Wyoming 3,350 11.84 0.67 $15.48 $32,200
North Dakota 7,860 17.85 1.01 $15.08 $31,380
Hawaii 7,450 12.16 0.68 $14.98 $31,150




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 108,440 28.90 1.63 $13.07 $27,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 89,230 22.00 1.24 $13.26 $27,580
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 64,590 11.98 0.67 $14.23 $29,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 61,010 25.55 1.44 $12.61 $26,230
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 51,700 18.18 1.02 $13.34 $27,760
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 45,760 20.44 1.15 $12.25 $25,470
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 45,520 36.42 2.05 $13.23 $27,530
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 36,240 60.90 3.43 $12.84 $26,700
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 30,310 16.28 0.92 $14.57 $30,310
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 28,370 30.27 1.70 $12.20 $25,370