The salary statistics of laborers and material movers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of laborers and material movers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of laborers and material movers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The laborers 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for laborers and material movers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) laborers and material movers is $40,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,480. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 120% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of laborers and material movers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of laborers 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 material movers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $42,100. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $20,820).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |