Highest Paying Industries for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Natural Gas Distribution30.4963410
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing23.3148490
Support Activities for Water Transportation22.145970
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation21.7345200
Utilities21.1443970
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution20.8743420
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned20.6642970
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters20.6642970
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing19.9841550
Performing Arts Companies19.3340210
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers19.2940120
Coal Mining19.2440010
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil18.7939080
Federal government, including the US Postal Service18.4938460
Federal Executive Branch18.4738420
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing18.2738000
Water Transportation18.137650
Information17.4936390
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills17.4536290
Offices of Physicians17.4136200
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries17.335970
Rail Transportation17.1435650
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned17.1335640
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing17.0635490
Support Activities for Transportation1735350
Scheduled Air Transportation16.7734880
Air Transportation16.7534830
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events16.7134760
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing16.6334600
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing16.6234570
Casino Hotels16.5934510
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing16.4634240
Support Activities for Rail Transportation16.3133920
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing16.2933890
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing16.2533800
Specialized Design Services16.1333550
Household Appliance Manufacturing16.0533380
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing1633290
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing15.9233120
Radio and Television Broadcasting15.933080
Grain and Oilseed Milling15.8132880
Broadcasting (except Internet)15.7832820
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing15.7632770
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing15.7332720
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing15.7132670
Dairy Product Manufacturing15.6932640
Cable and Other Subscription Programming15.6632580
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing15.6232490
Roofing Contractors15.6132480
Mining (except Oil and Gas)15.632460
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing15.5932430
Engineering Services15.5532340
Pipeline Transportation15.5432320
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation15.5432320
Primary Metal Manufacturing15.5332310
Hardware Manufacturing15.5332300
Oil and Gas Extraction15.5132260
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing15.4932230
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing15.4932220
Metal Ore Mining15.4832200
Basic Chemical Manufacturing15.4732190
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors15.3932020
Scientific Research and Development Services15.3631950
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing15.331820
Mining15.2931810
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences15.2631730
Ship and Boat Building15.2331680
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers15.2131630
Activities Related to Real Estate15.1631530
Chemical Manufacturing15.1431500
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing15.1131420
Machinery Manufacturing15.0831370
Hospitals, State government owned15.0831360
Support Activities for Mining15.0731350
General Freight Trucking15.0731350
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities15.0531300
Federal, State, and Local Government15.0531300
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service15.0531300
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing15.0331270
Wired Telecommunications Carriers15.0331270
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned15.0331260
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned1531200
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers14.9831160
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel14.9831150
Utility System Construction14.9431080
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing14.9431080
Nonscheduled Air Transportation14.9131020
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing14.9131010
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing14.8930960
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing14.8730930
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction14.8730920
Other Food Manufacturing14.8530900
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing14.8430870
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing14.8230830
Nonresidential Building Construction14.7930770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned14.830770
Building Equipment Contractors14.7430660
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)14.7430650
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned14.7430650
Rubber Product Manufacturing14.7230620
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing14.7230620
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned14.7230620
Masonry Contractors14.7130590
Telecommunications14.730580
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers14.6730520
Educational Services, Local government owned14.6730520
Footwear Manufacturing14.6630490
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers14.6530480
Freight Transportation Arrangement14.6430440
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing14.6330430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.6130390
Paper Manufacturing14.5930350
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction14.5930340
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing14.5730310
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals14.5730300
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service14.5630280
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing14.5530270
Local government, including schools and hospitals14.5230210
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing14.4930130
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing14.4930130
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing14.4830110
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing14.4730090
Hospitals, Privately owned14.4730090
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services14.4530060
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing14.4330010
Warehousing and Storage14.4330010
Specialty Trade Contractors14.4229990
Transportation and Warehousing14.4229990
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors14.4229980
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)14.4129980
Construction14.4129970
Software Publishers14.429960
Educational Services, Privately owned14.429960
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.3929930
Other Specialty Trade Contractors14.3429830
Truck Transportation14.3429830
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services14.3229790
Travel Agencies14.3229790
Beverage Manufacturing14.3129770
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing14.3129770
Communications Equipment Manufacturing14.329740
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing14.2929730
Urban Transit Systems14.2629670
Sound Recording Industries14.2629650
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing14.2529640
Ambulatory Health Care Services14.2329590
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers14.2229570
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing14.2129560
Taxi and Limousine Service14.2129560
Drywall and Insulation Contractors14.1929510
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors14.1829500
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services14.1829500
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction14.1629450
Foundries14.1429410
Manufacturing14.1329400
Construction of Buildings14.1129360
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories14.129340
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers14.0929320
Building Finishing Contractors14.0829280
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.0729260
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing14.0329190
Insurance Carriers14.0229170
Civic and Social Organizations14.0229160
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying14.0129150
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing14.0129150
Support Activities for Air Transportation14.0129150
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing13.9929100
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing13.9729060
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers13.9729050
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing13.9629040
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers13.9328970
Other Building Equipment Contractors13.9128940
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing13.9228940
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing13.9128930
Computer Systems Design and Related Services13.9128920
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services13.928910
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers13.928900
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media13.8328770
Testing Laboratories13.8328770
Support Activities for Animal Production13.8228740
Miscellaneous Manufacturing13.8228740
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers13.828710
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing13.7928690
Machine Shops13.7828670
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services13.7628620
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing13.7528600
Inland Water Transportation13.7528600
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities13.7528600
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing13.7528590
Other Information Services13.7528590
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing13.7428580
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers13.7228530
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing13.7128510
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing13.728500
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas13.6928470
Outpatient Care Centers13.6928470
Management of Companies and Enterprises13.6828450
Forging and Stamping13.6728430
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services13.6728430
Plastics Product Manufacturing13.6528390
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors13.6428360
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing13.6228330
Legal Services13.6228330
Finance and Insurance13.6228320
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods13.6128310
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing13.5928270
Wholesale Trade13.5528190
Food Manufacturing13.5428170
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods13.5328140
Traveler Accommodation13.4127890
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation13.427860
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance13.3927850
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing13.3727810
Other Support Services13.3727810
Water, Sewage and Other Systems13.3727800
Hospitals, Local government owned13.3427750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned13.3427750
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers13.3327730
Accommodation13.3327720
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing13.3227710
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing13.3127680
Support Activities for Road Transportation13.2927640
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing13.2727600
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions13.2727600
Specialized Freight Trucking13.2527560
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals13.2227500
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers13.2127470
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services13.227450
Book Stores and News Dealers13.1927440
Other Support Activities for Transportation13.1627380
Animal Food Manufacturing13.1627370
Real Estate13.1427340
Junior colleges, Local government owned13.1227300
Residential Building Construction13.1227290
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers13.1127260
Death Care Services13.1127260
Printing and Related Support Activities13.0927230
Security Systems Services13.0827220
All industries13.0727180
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing13.0627170
All industries, private ownership only13.0427120
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing13.0427120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)13.0427120
Home Health Care Services13.0427120
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities13.0127060
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation13.0127060
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)1327050
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction12.9827010
Other Telecommunications12.9927010
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing12.9526930
Waste Treatment and Disposal12.9226880
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing12.9126860
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors12.8726780
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers12.8626740
Services to Buildings and Dwellings12.8426720
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing12.8326690
Lessors of Real Estate12.8126640
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services12.8126640
Rental and Leasing Services12.7826580
Spectator Sports12.7726570
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities12.7626530
Facilities Support Services12.7426490
Tobacco Manufacturing12.7226460
Other Financial Investment Activities12.7126440
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services12.7126430
Accommodation and Food Services12.726410
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing12.6826380
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers12.6826370
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers12.6726360
Amusement Parks and Arcades12.6726350
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)12.6426300
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water12.6226240
Business Support Services12.626200
Repair and Maintenance12.5926180
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing12.5726140
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair12.5126010
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing12.525990
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation12.4925980
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers12.4925970
Home Furnishings Stores12.4525890
Publishing Industries (except Internet)12.4425880
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services12.4425880
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers12.4425870
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers12.4325860
Landscaping Services12.4325860
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing12.4325850
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned12.4125810
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services12.3825740
Special Food Services12.3525690
Other Textile Product Mills12.3425680
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services12.3425680
Textile Product Mills12.3425670
Textile Furnishings Mills12.3425660
State government, including schools and hospitals12.3325660
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers12.3225620
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses12.3125610
Local Messengers and Local Delivery12.325590
Newspaper Publishers12.2925560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned12.2825530
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing12.2725520
Waste Management and Remediation Services12.2725520
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers12.2625510
Nonstore Retailers12.2425460
Other Wood Product Manufacturing12.2325450
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills12.2325440
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing12.2125390
General Rental Centers12.2125390
Vending Machine Operators12.1825330
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores12.1625300
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other12.1725300
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance12.1625290
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills12.1525260
Building Material and Supplies Dealers12.1325220
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance12.1125200
Investigation and Security Services12.1125180
Animal Slaughtering and Processing12.0925150
Textile Mills12.0925140
Wood Product Manufacturing12.0625080
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)12.0525060
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)1224950
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers11.9824920
Direct Selling Establishments11.9824910
Food Services and Drinking Places11.9624880
Fabric Mills11.9524860
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging11.9524850
Radio Broadcasting11.9424840
Automotive Repair and Maintenance11.9324800
Telephone Call Centers11.9224790
Consumer Goods Rental11.9224780
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)11.9124770
Nondepository Credit Intermediation11.924750
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores11.8924730
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing11.8824700
Sporting Goods Stores11.8724700
Forestry and Logging11.8724690
Logging11.8724690
Health and Personal Care Stores11.8724680
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries11.8324610
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores11.8124560
Exterminating and Pest Control Services11.824540
Waste Collection11.824540
Photographic Services11.7924530
Apparel Manufacturing11.7824490
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance11.7324400
Land Subdivision11.7224370
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation11.7224370
Specialty Food Stores11.7124360
Gambling Industries11.7124360
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores11.724330
Electronics and Appliance Stores11.724330
Office Administrative Services11.6924320
Sawmills and Wood Preservation11.6924310
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores11.6924310
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores11.6824300
Educational Services, State government owned11.6824300
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services11.6824290
Pharmacies and Drug Stores11.6624250
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries11.6624250
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned11.6524240
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers11.6524230
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers11.6224170
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations11.624130
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance11.5724070
Personal and Laundry Services11.5323980
Drycleaning and Laundry Services11.5323980
Grantmaking and Giving Services11.4823880
Automobile Dealers11.4423800
Furniture Stores11.4323780
Food and Beverage Stores11.3923690
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers11.3823670
Grocery Stores11.3423580
Social Assistance11.3323560
Retail Trade11.3223550
Shoe Stores11.2923470
Full-Service Restaurants11.2723450
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting11.2623430
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation11.2623430
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services11.2523390
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly11.2423380
Vocational Rehabilitation Services11.2223350
Administrative and Support Services11.223300
Social Advocacy Organizations11.223300
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry11.1923270
Gasoline Stations11.1723240
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores11.1623220
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities11.1623210
Support Activities for Crop Production11.1323160
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)11.1223140
Miscellaneous Store Retailers11.1123120
Apparel Knitting Mills11.1123110
Other Personal Services11.0923070
Individual and Family Services11.0823040
Restaurants and Other Eating Places11.0723030
Employment Services11.0522990
Veterinary Services11.0222930
Florists10.9922870
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores10.9522780
Clothing Stores10.9222710
Other General Merchandise Stores10.8822630
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)10.8622590
General Merchandise Stores10.7722390
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations10.7622390
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps10.7422350
Department Stores10.7122270
Religious Organizations10.6922230
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities10.4821800
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)10.3521520
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations10.3321490
Used Merchandise Stores10.321430
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities10.0920980
Junior colleges, State government owned9.9320650
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores9.8420480
Personal Care Services9.419560
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned9.3619470
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities8.7318170

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