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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
Industry profile for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
Geographic profile for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

National estimates for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,805,200 0.7 % $ 16.21 $ 33,710 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.96 $ 12.77 $ 14.96 $ 18.57 $ 23.39
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,790 $ 26,550 $ 31,120 $ 38,620 $ 48,650


Industry profile for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 524,320 16.38 $ 14.37 $ 29,890
Warehousing and Storage 330,370 23.30 $ 16.69 $ 34,720
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 323,320 42.05 $ 15.16 $ 31,540
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 145,440 10.60 $ 16.62 $ 34,570
Truck Transportation 123,450 8.39 $ 17.68 $ 36,780

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 323,320 42.05 $ 15.16 $ 31,540
Support Activities for Water Transportation 21,900 24.91 $ 23.44 $ 48,750
Warehousing and Storage 330,370 23.30 $ 16.69 $ 34,720
Employment Services 524,320 16.38 $ 14.37 $ 29,890
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 10,400 15.13 $ 15.60 $ 32,460

Top paying industries for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 50 0.56 $ 29.93 $ 62,260
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,200 0.58 $ 25.09 $ 52,190
Support Activities for Water Transportation 21,900 24.91 $ 23.44 $ 48,750
Coal Mining 350 0.80 $ 23.22 $ 48,310
Scheduled Air Transportation 50,760 11.50 $ 22.99 $ 47,820


Geographic profile for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 379,690 23.11 1.15 $ 17.30 $ 35,980
Texas 193,120 15.96 0.79 $ 16.40 $ 34,120
Illinois 176,660 31.39 1.56 $ 16.25 $ 33,810
Florida 141,270 16.74 0.83 $ 15.34 $ 31,920
Pennsylvania 135,230 24.53 1.22 $ 16.30 $ 33,910




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 65,050 36.49 1.81 $ 15.47 $ 32,190
Indiana 93,540 32.05 1.59 $ 15.98 $ 33,240
Illinois 176,660 31.39 1.56 $ 16.25 $ 33,810
New Jersey 114,920 30.38 1.51 $ 16.27 $ 33,830
Tennessee 86,670 29.85 1.48 $ 15.19 $ 31,600




Top paying states for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,320 1.92 0.10 $ 21.55 $ 44,820
Alaska 4,030 13.60 0.67 $ 21.02 $ 43,720
Hawaii 7,240 12.60 0.63 $ 19.50 $ 40,560
Washington 53,640 16.79 0.83 $ 18.53 $ 38,540
Massachusetts 38,100 11.37 0.56 $ 18.21 $ 37,870





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

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 170,340 19.28 0.96 $ 17.58 $ 36,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 148,440 25.49 1.26 $ 16.82 $ 34,980
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 140,210 32.14 1.59 $ 16.29 $ 33,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 77,440 21.58 1.07 $ 17.80 $ 37,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 73,710 28.00 1.39 $ 15.20 $ 31,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 56,950 38.23 1.90 $ 17.06 $ 35,480
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 56,260 20.86 1.03 $ 16.44 $ 34,190
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 48,180 19.21 0.95 $ 16.55 $ 34,410
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 47,420 22.49 1.12 $ 16.33 $ 33,960
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 47,280 46.39 2.30 $ 16.03 $ 33,330




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 36,540 60.09 2.98 $ 15.11 $ 31,420
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 3,180 56.73 2.81 $ 17.74 $ 36,900
Gainesville, GA 4,980 56.00 2.78 $ 14.57 $ 30,300
Spartanburg, SC 7,880 50.83 2.52 $ 16.10 $ 33,480
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 30,800 50.11 2.48 $ 15.84 $ 32,940
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 16,490 47.97 2.38 $ 16.28 $ 33,860
Lebanon, PA 2,250 47.01 2.33 $ 14.54 $ 30,240
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 47,280 46.39 2.30 $ 16.03 $ 33,330
Monroe, MI 1,500 42.87 2.13 $ 16.70 $ 34,730
Rockford, IL 5,570 41.42 2.05 $ 15.90 $ 33,070