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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$41,030
75th Percentile Wage
$31,690
50th Percentile Wage
$24,430
25th Percentile Wage
$19,700
10th Percentile Wage
$17,700

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 $41,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,700. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 131% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $24,430 1.92%
2013 $23,970 0.33%
2012 $23,890 0.59%
2011 $23,750 1.24%
2010 $23,460 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for laborers and freight, stock, and material movers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 4.13%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.33%. We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 0.59% in 2012 and a moderate growth of 1.24% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
$24,430
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
$29,290
Packers and Packagers
$20,330
Pumping Station Operators
$47,570
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$56,280
Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
$43,500
Wellhead Pumpers
$47,340

Table 4. 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 4. 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 $41,690. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $20,720).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$41,690
Federal, State, and Local Government
$29,240
Mining
$29,230
Information
$28,790
Construction
$28,080
Manufacturing
$27,730
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,550
Transportation and Warehousing
$27,430
Wholesale Trade
$26,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,120
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$25,350
Finance and Insurance
$24,850
Educational Services
$24,380
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$24,150
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,350
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$22,950
Health Care and Social Assistance
$22,160
Retail Trade
$21,860
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$21,440
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$20,720

Table 5. 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 $18,560 to $34,300. The highest paying state for laborers and freight, stock, and material movers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $34,300. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,560. 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
$34,300
Alaska
$31,780
Wyoming
$30,380
North Dakota
$29,060
Connecticut
$28,090
Washington
$27,900
Hawaii
$27,890
Pennsylvania
$27,840
Massachusetts
$27,530
Minnesota
$27,520
Vermont
$26,920
Maine
$26,470
Iowa
$26,420
Nevada
$26,400
Wisconsin
$26,390
Oregon
$26,300
Montana
$26,080
Nebraska
$25,910
New York
$25,820
Michigan
$25,620
Colorado
$25,470
Kansas
$25,380
Idaho
$25,140
Missouri
$24,950
Maryland
$24,770
Utah
$24,720
California
$24,660
New Hampshire
$24,630
Rhode Island
$24,620
Tennessee
$24,570
Arizona
$24,210
Kentucky
$24,120
Delaware
$24,040
Illinois
$23,960
Virginia
$23,950
Indiana
$23,880
Oklahoma
$23,880
Virgin Islands
$23,840
New Jersey
$23,830
Georgia
$23,750
Louisiana
$23,700
New Mexico
$23,640
North Carolina
$23,590
South Dakota
$23,480
South Carolina
$23,390
Ohio
$23,310
Texas
$23,080
Florida
$22,850
Alabama
$22,620
West Virginia
$21,980
Arkansas
$21,870
Mississippi
$21,650
Guam
$20,010
Puerto Rico
$18,560