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Laborers and Material Mover Salary Information

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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$39,190
75th Percentile Wage
$30,420
50th Percentile Wage
$23,380
25th Percentile Wage
$19,130
10th Percentile Wage
$17,460

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 $39,190. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,460. 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.

Table 2. Average Salary of Laborers and Material Movers vs. Related Jobs

Table 3. Laborers and Material Mover Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of laborers and material movers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 3. 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 $41,970. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $19,450).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$41,970
Federal, State, and Local Government
$31,070
Mining
$29,110
Construction
$28,020
Transportation and Warehousing
$27,600
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,040
Manufacturing
$25,850
Wholesale Trade
$25,640
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$25,330
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$24,820
Information
$24,810
Educational Services
$24,340
Finance and Insurance
$24,210
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$22,930
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,680
Health Care and Social Assistance
$21,340
Retail Trade
$20,350
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$20,260
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$19,720
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$19,450

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