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Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Mover Salary Information

The salary statistics of laborers and freight, stock, and material movers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of laborers and freight, stock, and material movers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The laborers and freight, stock, and material movers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Mover Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,870
25th Percentile Wage
$22,450
50th Percentile Wage
$27,040
75th Percentile Wage
$34,730
90th Percentile Wage
$44,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for laborers and freight, stock, and material movers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) laborers and freight, stock, and material movers is $44,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,870. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 121% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of laborers and freight, stock, and material movers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$27,040
3.92% 11.65%
2016
$25,980
3.73% -
2015
$25,010
2.32% -
2014
$24,430
1.88% -
2013
$23,970
0.33% -
2012
$23,890
- -

Table 2. Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Mover Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of laborers and freight, stock, and material movers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for laborers and freight, stock, and material movers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $39,490. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $23,550).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$39,490
Mining
$32,680
Construction
$31,420
Federal, State, and Local Government
$30,940
Manufacturing
$29,700
Wholesale Trade
$29,200
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$29,190
Information
$28,580
Transportation and Warehousing
$28,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$28,240
Educational Services
$28,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$27,630
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$26,690
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$26,560
Finance and Insurance
$26,390
Accommodation and Food Services
$25,820
Retail Trade
$24,900
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$24,740
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,010
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,550

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers by States

From the above tables we note that not only laborers and freight, stock, and material movers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of laborers and freight, stock, and material movers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,940 to $39,180. The highest paying state for laborers and freight, stock, and material movers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $39,180. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,940. For more salary information of laborers and freight, stock, and material movers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$39,180
Alaska
$34,370
Minnesota
$31,770
Wyoming
$31,600
North Dakota
$31,510
Washington
$31,320
Wisconsin
$30,920
Hawaii
$30,800
Nebraska
$30,050
Connecticut
$29,950
Kansas
$29,410
Iowa
$29,380
Massachusetts
$29,360
Colorado
$29,170
Pennsylvania
$28,970
Oregon
$28,690
Montana
$28,590
Indiana
$28,400
New York
$27,750
Utah
$27,670
Michigan
$27,660
Nevada
$27,620
Missouri
$27,580
California
$27,490
Arizona
$27,480
Maryland
$27,450
Oklahoma
$27,140
New Jersey
$27,100
Tennessee
$27,040
Ohio
$26,880
New Hampshire
$26,820
Vermont
$26,780
Rhode Island
$26,730
Idaho
$26,600
South Dakota
$26,260
Delaware
$26,210
Kentucky
$25,940
Virginia
$25,880
Texas
$25,650
South Carolina
$25,570
Illinois
$25,370
Louisiana
$25,360
West Virginia
$25,120
Florida
$25,020
Maine
$25,020
North Carolina
$25,010
New Mexico
$24,970
Georgia
$24,450
Arkansas
$23,920
Alabama
$23,730
Mississippi
$23,060
Virgin Islands
$22,690
Guam
$19,520
Puerto Rico
$18,940



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