Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

General Information

Description

Manually move freight, stock, luggage, or other materials, or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit90.73%
  2. Private, not for profit2.86%
  3. State and local government2.57%
  4. Self-employed2.36%
  5. Federal government1.20%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of hand laborers and material movers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 941,100 openings for hand laborers and material movers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$31,120

State-by-state Salary

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$42,180
$22,940
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 70%
  • Less than high school 19%
  • Some college 5%
  • Associate's degree 5%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Mathematics
  • Transportation
  • Mechanical
  • Production and Processing
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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