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

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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 find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 earns a pay level between $22,790 to $48,650 based on the level of experience. will most likely receive an average wage of thirty-three thousand seven hundred and ten dollars yearly.

have the best average compensation in District of Columbia, where they can get average pay scales of close to about $44,820. People with this job title are paid most highly in Utilities, where they receive average pay levels of $49,570.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 53.63 percent nationwide in that time.


Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand tend to make the most in the following industries:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Retail Trade
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Accommodation and Food Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)