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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Material Moving Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$44,090
75th Percentile Wage
$33,460
50th Percentile Wage
$24,790
25th Percentile Wage
$19,640
10th Percentile Wage
$17,680

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 $44,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,680. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 149% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 3. Material Moving Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of material moving workers 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 material moving workers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $53,200. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $19,470).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$53,200
Mining
$42,210
Construction
$35,900
Federal, State, and Local Government
$33,400
Transportation and Warehousing
$28,840
Manufacturing
$27,740
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,880
Wholesale Trade
$26,740
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$25,640
Educational Services
$25,180
Information
$24,910
Finance and Insurance
$24,350
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$23,250
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,930
Health Care and Social Assistance
$21,560
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$21,500
Retail Trade
$20,750
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$20,350
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$19,470

Table 4. Salaries of Material Moving Worker Related Occupations

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Highest paying industries for material moving workers.