Salary for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

Also known as:  Cargo Handler, Cart Pusher, Freight Handler, Grave Digger, Manufacturing Laborer, Material Handler, Package Handler, Shipping and Receiving Material Handler, Stock Mover, Van Loader helps transportation professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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The main responsibility of this employee is to manually move freight, stock or other materials. Other general labor tasks may also be assigned. This occupation is not dangerous, but it is heavily physically demanding. To qualify for this position, a high school education is usually required. Before beginning official work, up to a year of job training may be required before official work can begin.

A Freight/Stock/Material Mover Laborer receives average salaries ranging between 16000 - 24000 based on experience and talent. Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand can earn a compensation of Twenty Five Thousand Six Hundred dollars yearly.

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand are compensated at the highest average salary in Alaska, where they can earn average wages of just about $35520. They are compensated highest in Public Administration, where they earn average wages of $36380.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.84 percent nationwide in that time.
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $36,380
Public Administration $29,760
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $28,570
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $28,240
Construction $28,180
Transportation and Warehousing $28,140
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $21,220
Retail Trade $22,350
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $22,370
Health Care and Social Assistance $23,990
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $24,820
Other Services (except Public Administration) $24,950