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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,000
25th Percentile Wage
$21,400
50th Percentile Wage
$25,980
75th Percentile Wage
$33,530
90th Percentile Wage
$42,690

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 $42,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,000. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 124% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of laborers and freight, stock, and material movers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201625,9803.73%8.04%
201525,0102.32%-
201424,4301.88%-
201323,9700.33%-
201223,890--

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 $41,750. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $22,580).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$41,750
Mining
$30,810
Construction
$29,730
Federal, State, and Local Government
$29,160
Manufacturing
$28,980
Wholesale Trade
$28,300
Transportation and Warehousing
$27,740
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,630
Information
$27,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,780
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$26,520
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$25,620
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,410
Educational Services
$25,200
Finance and Insurance
$25,090
Accommodation and Food Services
$24,860
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$24,190
Retail Trade
$23,760
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$22,980
Health Care and Social Assistance
$22,580

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 $18,700 to $37,470. The highest paying state for laborers and freight, stock, and material movers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $37,470. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,700. 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
$37,470
Alaska
$33,180
Wyoming
$31,580
North Dakota
$30,280
Minnesota
$30,140
Wisconsin
$30,020
Washington
$29,390
Connecticut
$29,360
Hawaii
$29,280
Pennsylvania
$28,700
Massachusetts
$28,080
Iowa
$27,990
Kansas
$27,900
Montana
$27,860
Nebraska
$27,800
Colorado
$27,480
Indiana
$27,400
Oregon
$27,260
Utah
$27,170
Nevada
$27,070
Oklahoma
$26,920
Missouri
$26,640
Michigan
$26,540
Maryland
$26,420
Arizona
$26,350
Rhode Island
$26,310
New Hampshire
$26,240
Idaho
$26,210
New York
$26,190
California
$26,180
Vermont
$26,110
New Jersey
$25,940
Tennessee
$25,820
Maine
$25,590
Ohio
$25,500
Kentucky
$25,310
South Carolina
$25,300
Delaware
$25,260
Virginia
$25,110
South Dakota
$25,080
New Mexico
$24,960
Texas
$24,870
Illinois
$24,820
Louisiana
$24,660
North Carolina
$24,360
Georgia
$24,180
Florida
$24,020
West Virginia
$23,560
Arkansas
$23,120
Alabama
$22,950
Mississippi
$22,800
Virgin Islands
$21,800
Guam
$19,130
Puerto Rico
$18,700


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