How Much Do Freight and Material Movers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Freight and Material Movers

Freight and Material Movers manually move freight, stock, luggage, or other materials, or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$33710 per year
Hourly wage
$16 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$22,790 to $26,550 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$11 to $13 per hour

Entry-level Hand Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $22,790 to $26,550 per year or $11 to $13 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Hand Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $23 $48,650
Senior (Top 25%) $19 $38,620
Middle (Mid 50%) $15 $31,120
Junior (Bottom 25%) $13 $26,550
No experience (Bottom 10%) $11 $22,790

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $22 $44,820
AK $21 $43,720
HI $20 $40,560
WA $19 $38,540
MA $18 $37,870
MN $18 $37,700
NY $18 $37,050
VT $17 $36,190
WI $17 $36,140
CO $17 $35,990

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Hand Laborer and Freight, Stock and Material Mover is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Freight and Material Movers are in the states of DC, AK, HI, WA and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Other Pipeline Transportation $62260 $29.93
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $52190 $25.09
Support Activities for Water Transportation $48750 $23.44
Coal Mining $48310 $23.22
Scheduled Air Transportation $47820 $22.99
Performing Arts Companies $47370 $22.77
Natural Gas Distribution $47080 $22.63
Other Schools and Instruction $46820 $22.51
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation $46360 $22.29
Urban Transit Systems $45670 $21.96
Metal Ore Mining $45400 $21.83
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $45180 $21.72
Federal Executive Branch $44920 $21.60
Scientific Research and Development Services $43770 $21.04
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $43080 $20.71
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $42600 $20.48
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events $42570 $20.47
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $41970 $20.18
Inland Water Transportation $41600 $20.00
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water $41420 $19.91
Other Information Services $41100 $19.76
Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing $41080 $19.75
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $40670 $19.55
Insurance Carriers $40510 $19.47
Death Care Services $40250 $19.35
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $39780 $19.13
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing $39570 $19.02
School and Employee Bus Transportation $39230 $18.86
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training $39150 $18.82
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $39120 $18.81

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