Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
SOC: 53-7062.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
2,441,300 employed

Projected (2024):
2,566,400 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Air and Water Filler
  • Airport Maintenance Laborer
  • Aluminum Can Collector
  • Ash Collector
  • Ash Handler
  • Ash Pit Worker
  • Ash Worker
  • Assorter
  • B and B Gang Worker
  • Bag Turner
  • Bag Worker
  • Baggageman
  • Bagger
  • Bagger and Stock Handler Helper
  • Bale Opener
  • Bale Piler
  • Bale Stacker
  • Banana Carrier
  • Banana Handler
  • Banana Loader
  • Bandoleer Straightener Stamper
  • Barrel Handler
  • Barrel Loader
  • Barrow Worker
  • Basin Cleaner
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Stacker
  • Beef Selector
  • Bellows Assembler
  • Billet Straightener
  • Billet Worker
  • Bleeder
  • Blender Laborer
  • Blind Cleaner
  • Block Piler
  • Block Stacker
  • Bolt Loader
  • Boom Storage
  • Bottomer
  • Box Car Bracer
  • Box Car Loader
  • Box Worker
  • Boxer
  • Bridge Gang Worker
  • Bridge Maintainer
  • Buggyman
  • Bulk Loader
  • Bull-Gang Worker
  • Bundle Collector
  • Bundle Helper
  • Bundler
  • Cable Puller
  • Caddy
  • Cager
  • Canvas Shrinker
  • Car Blocker
  • Car Bracer
  • Car Dumper Operator Helper
  • Car Hop
  • Car Icer
  • Car Knocker
  • Car Loader
  • Car Packer
  • Car Pincher
  • Car Pre-Cooler
  • Car Storer
  • Car Stower
  • Car Unloader
  • Car Worker
  • Carboy Filler
  • Cargo Bracer
  • Cargo Handler
  • Cargo Station Worker
  • Cargo Trimmer
  • Cargo Worker
  • Carry Out Clerk and Shelf Stocker
  • Cart Attendant
  • Cart Pusher
  • Casting Chipper
  • Casting House Laborer
  • Chainer
  • Chopper
  • Chute Loader
  • Circus Hand
  • Circus Laborer
  • Circus Roustabout
  • Clay Carrier
  • Coal Bagger
  • Coal Carrier
  • Coal Chute Worker
  • Coal Hiker
  • Coal Loader
  • Coal Passer
  • Coal Shoveler
  • Coal Trimmer
  • Coal Wheeler
  • Coke Worker
  • Cokeman
  • Collector
  • Commissary Assistant
  • Concrete Mixing Plant Laborer
  • Connie Cleaner
  • Connie Scratcher
  • Container Maker
  • Cooler Man
  • Corn Detasseler
  • Cotton Baler
  • Cotton Jammer
  • Courtesy Clerk
  • Cream Dumper
  • Curb Attendant
  • Dairy Hand
  • Dairy Worker
  • Defroster
  • Delivery Helper
  • Detasseler
  • Disassembler
  • Dismantler
  • Distillery Laborer
  • Distillery Worker
  • Ditch Cleaner
  • Ditch Worker
  • Dock Hand
  • Dock or Pier Laborer
  • Dock Worker
  • Dockworker
  • Dolly Pusher
  • Dollyman
  • Drawer
  • Dredge or Barge Shore Hand
  • Dresser
  • Driver
  • Driver Helper
  • Dry Kiln Worker
  • Dumper
  • Egg Separator
  • Electroplating Laborer
  • Engine Monitor
  • Engine Watchman
  • Feed Handler
  • Ferryboat Operator Helper
  • Fertilizer Loader
  • Filling Carrier
  • Filling Hand
  • Filling Hauler
  • Film Loader
  • Firewood Cutter
  • Flapper
  • Flask Carrier
  • Flask Handler
  • Flask Pusher
  • Floor Attendant
  • Floor Helper
  • Floorhand
  • Floorperson
  • Florist Helper
  • Fly Worker
  • Flyer
  • Food Selector
  • Foundry Hand
  • Freezer Unloader
  • Freezer Worker
  • Freezing Room Worker
  • Freight Car Loader
  • Freight Handler
  • Freight Hustler
  • Freight Loader
  • Freight Sorter
  • Freight Unloader
  • Fringer
  • Frozen Food Selector
  • Furniture Mover
  • Furniture Mover Helper
  • Gaggerman
  • Gandy Dancer
  • Gang Leader
  • Gang Plank Workman
  • General Laborer
  • Glass Carrier
  • Glass Handler
  • Glaze Carrier
  • Globe Changer
  • Glove Former
  • Glove Turner
  • Gold Leaf Laborer
  • Grain Handler
  • Grain Scooper
  • Grain Shoveler
  • Grain Trimmer
  • Grave Digger
  • Grips
  • Grocery Bagger
  • Grocery Caddy
  • Grocery Carrier
  • Grocery Sacker
  • Guide
  • Guideman
  • Gum Puller
  • Handyman
  • Hangar Attendant
  • Hanger
  • Hanger Off
  • Hatch Tender
  • Hide Selector
  • Hide Shaker
  • Hoisting Laborer
  • Hold Worker
  • Hooker
  • Hookman
  • Hostler
  • Hot Box Operator
  • Hot Plate Plywood Press Laborer
  • Houseman
  • Iceman
  • Icer
  • Installer
  • Iron Carrier
  • Iron Handler
  • Iron Piler
  • Jack
  • Jacket Changer
  • Jackman
  • Kiln Hand
  • Laboratory Helper
  • Laborer
  • Laundry Laborer
  • Leaf Tier
  • Leather Roller
  • Lifter
  • Line Palletizer
  • Line Service Attendant
  • Line Tender
  • Lines Tender
  • Linseed Oil Order Filler
  • Loader
  • Loader Helper
  • Loader Operator
  • Loading Dock Hand
  • Locker Attendant
  • Locker Plant Attendant
  • Log Pond Worker
  • Log Roller
  • Longshoreman
  • Lugger
  • Lumber Carrier
  • Lumber Handler
  • Lumber Material Handler
  • Lumber Mover
  • Lumber Piler
  • Lumber Stacker
  • Lumber Straightened
  • Lumber Yard Worker
  • Lumberman
  • Lumper
  • Mail Handler
  • Manufacturing Laborer
  • Material Carrier
  • Material Chaser
  • Material Handler
  • Material Handler Floorperson
  • Material Loader
  • Material Mover
  • Meat Selector
  • Merchandise Carrier
  • Merchandise Collector
  • Merchandise Pickup/Receiving Associate
  • Metal Grader
  • Metal Handler
  • Metal Loader
  • Metal Sorter
  • Microphone Boom Operator
  • Milk Handler
  • Mold Breaker
  • Mold Swabber
  • Motion Picture Set Grip
  • Motion Picture Set-Up Worker
  • Motor Power Connector
  • Mover
  • Mover Helper
  • Moving Worker
  • Mucker
  • Munitions Handler
  • Newspaper Stuffer
  • Odd Job Laborer
  • Oil Extractor
  • Ore Puncher
  • Oriental Rug Stretcher
  • Oven Loader
  • Package Collector
  • Package Handler
  • Package Sorter
  • Package Worker
  • Packing Floor Worker
  • Packing House Laborer
  • Paper Handler
  • Paper Stacker
  • Paper Stripper
  • Parcel Carrier
  • Parts Runner
  • Pattern Carrier
  • Piano Mover
  • Pie Bakery Laborer
  • Pig Handler
  • Piler
  • Pipe Stripper
  • Pipelines Laborer
  • Pipeman
  • Pit Shoveler
  • Pitcher
  • Platform Loader
  • Platform Worker
  • Potato Loader
  • Poultry Offal Icer
  • Poultry Offal Worker
  • Pourer
  • Powerhouse Laborer
  • Priming Mixture Carrier
  • Produce Clerk
  • Produce Runner
  • Prop Attendant
  • Prop Worker
  • Property Worker
  • Puller
  • Puncher
  • Rag Cutter
  • Rag Grader
  • Rag Sorter
  • Ragman
  • Ramp Agent
  • Receiver
  • Receiving Associate
  • Recording Studio Set-Up Worker
  • Recording Studio Setup Worker
  • Refrigerator Mover
  • Rod Piler
  • Rod Straightener
  • Roll Carrier
  • Rope Cleaner
  • Roustabout
  • Sack Cleaner
  • Sack Filler
  • Sack Lifter
  • Sacker
  • Salt Lifter
  • Salvage Worker
  • Sand Car Worker
  • Sand Carrier
  • Sand Drier
  • Sand Mixer
  • Sand Screener
  • Sand Shoveler
  • Sand Wheeler
  • Scavenger
  • Scene Shifter
  • Scrap Carrier
  • Scrap Collector
  • Scrap Iron Loader
  • Scrap Picker
  • Screener
  • Seed Trucker
  • Selector
  • Service Attendant
  • Set-Up Workers, Motion Picture Sets, Studios, and Stages
  • Setter Helper
  • Shackler
  • Shaver
  • Sheep Sorter
  • Shellfish Processing Laborer
  • Shingle Carrier
  • Ship Fastener
  • Shipping and Receiving Material Handler
  • Shipping and Receiving Materials Handler
  • Shoveler
  • Sign Poster
  • Skating Rink Ice Maker
  • Skid Strapper
  • Skid Wrapper
  • Skin Piler
  • Slag Dumper
  • Slag Worker
  • Slip Box Changer
  • Snow Shoveler
  • Snubber
  • Sorter
  • Spike Driver
  • Spiker
  • Spreader
  • Stabber
  • Stage Hand
  • Stage Set-Up Worker
  • Stagehand
  • Steel Handler
  • Steel Pickler
  • Steel Unloader
  • Stevedore
  • Stevedores
  • Stock Counter
  • Stock Driver
  • Stock Handler
  • Stock Handler Floorperson
  • Stock Mover
  • Stock or Delivery Clerk
  • Stock Puller
  • Stock Replenisher
  • Stocker
  • Stockroom Helper
  • Street Cleaner
  • Street Light Cleaner
  • Street Light Lamp Cleaner
  • Street Sweeper
  • Striker
  • Studio Grip
  • Studio Set-Up Worker
  • Stuffer
  • Supplies Packer
  • Tandem Mill Sticker
  • Tar Worker
  • Tent Worker
  • Terminal Worker
  • Theater Technician
  • Tie Layer
  • Tie Loader
  • Tie Tamper
  • Timber Cutter
  • Tin Stacker
  • Tissue Packer
  • Tombstone Erector
  • Tombstone Setter
  • Tool Carrier
  • Tool Chaser
  • Track Fitter
  • Track Greaser
  • Track Sweeper
  • Track Walker
  • Track Worker
  • Tractor Trailer Moving Van Driver Helper
  • Transfer Table Operator Helper
  • Tree Girdler
  • Trestle Mainternance Laborer
  • Trestleman
  • Trimmer
  • Trimmer Loader
  • Truck Bracer
  • Truck Dock Material Mover
  • Truck Driver Helper
  • Truck Loader and Unloader
  • Truck Packer
  • Truck Striker
  • Trucker
  • Truckman
  • Unloader
  • Unloading and Loading Line Service Attendant
  • Van Driver Helper
  • Van Loader
  • Vat House Laborer
  • Vault Person
  • Vegetable Handler
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Warehouse Associate
  • Warehouse Hand
  • Warehouse Helper
  • Warehouse Laborer
  • Warehouse Lead
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Warehouseman
  • Water Attendant
  • Water Carrier
  • Waxer
  • Weight Shifter
  • Wharf Laborer
  • Wharf Tender
  • Wharf Worker
  • Wheel Roller
  • Wheeler
  • Wood Chopper
  • Wood Cutter
  • Wood Sawyer
  • Wrecker
  • Yard Cleaner
  • Yard Laborer
  • Yard Person
  • Yardman
  • Yeast Pusher


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Attach identifying tags to containers or mark them with identifying information.
  • Read work orders or receive oral instructions to determine work assignments or material or equipment needs.
  • Record numbers of units handled or moved, using daily production sheets or work tickets.
  • Move freight, stock, or other materials to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, ships, or containers, by hand or using trucks, tractors, or other equipment.
  • Sort cargo before loading and unloading.
  • Pack containers and re-pack damaged containers.
  • Carry needed tools or supplies from storage or trucks and return them after use.
  • Install protective devices, such as bracing, padding, or strapping, to prevent shifting or damage to items being transported.
  • Maintain equipment storage areas to ensure that inventory is protected.
  • Attach slings, hooks, or other devices to lift cargo and guide loads.
  • Carry out general yard duties, such as performing shunting on railway lines.
  • Adjust controls to guide, position, or move equipment, such as cranes, booms, or cameras.
  • Guide loads being lifted to prevent swinging.
  • Adjust or replace equipment parts, such as rollers, belts, plugs, or caps, using hand tools.
  • Stack cargo in locations such as transit sheds or in holds of ships as directed, using pallets or cargo boards.
  • Connect electrical equipment to power sources so that it can be tested before use.
  • Bundle and band material such as fodder or tobacco leaves, using banding machines.
  • Rig or dismantle props or equipment, such as frames, scaffolding, platforms, or backdrops, using hand tools.
  • Direct spouts and position receptacles, such as bins, carts, or containers so they can be loaded.
  • Wash out cargo containers or storage areas.
  • Shovel material, such as gravel, ice, or spilled concrete, into containers or bins or onto conveyors.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Banding machines
  • Claw hanmers
  • Dollies
  • Forklifts
  • Hand saws
  • Handtrucks
  • Jacks
  • Lift trucks
  • Lifting hooks
  • Overhead cranes
  • Pallet jacks
  • Pallet transport trucks
  • Personal computers
  • Planes
  • Power hoists
  • Power saws
  • Scaffolding
  • Screwdrivers
  • Skid steer loaders
  • Slings
  • Water hoses
  • Winches
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Data entry software
  • Handheld computer device software
  • Inventory tracking software
  • Machine control software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Word
  • Oracle
  • SAP software
  • Spreadsheet software


  • transportation and material moving


    industry stats

    SOC: 53-0000

    Total Employed: 9,536,610

    Average Annual Salary: $35,160