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Material Moving Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of material moving workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of material moving workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of material moving workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The material moving workers 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. Material Moving Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,780
25th Percentile Wage
$21,160
50th Percentile Wage
$26,240
75th Percentile Wage
$34,670
90th Percentile Wage
$45,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for material moving workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) material moving workers is $45,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,780. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 140% 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 material moving workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201626,2403.12%7.66%
201525,4202.48%-
201424,7901.69%-
201324,3700.57%-
201224,230--

Table 2. Material Moving Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of material moving workers 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 material moving workers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $53,440. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $20,840).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$53,440
Mining
$42,880
Construction
$37,300
Federal, State, and Local Government
$34,390
Manufacturing
$28,990
Transportation and Warehousing
$28,820
Wholesale Trade
$28,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$28,210
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,440
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$26,820
Educational Services
$26,110
Information
$25,080
Finance and Insurance
$24,940
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$24,230
Accommodation and Food Services
$24,000
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,410
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$23,100
Retail Trade
$22,840
Health Care and Social Assistance
$21,980
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$20,840

Table 3. Salaries of Material Moving Worker Related Occupations



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