Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

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What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Cooler Worker, Dock Worker, Laborer, Line Tender, Loader, Material Handler, Material Mover, Merchandise Pick Up Associate, Merchandise Receiving Associate, Ramp Agent, Receiver, Receiving Associate, Selector, Shipping and Receiving Materials Handler, Stacker, Stock Replenisher, Stocker, Warehouse Selector, Warehouse Worker, Warehouseman

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 3.1%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #46 in job growth rate
  • 8,200

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #17 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (0.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (6.4%)
  • Associate's degree (6.5%)
  • Some college, no degree (21.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (47.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (17.1%)

Percent of workers in this field

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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
  • Sort materials or objects for processing or transport.
  • Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
  • Mark materials or objects for identification.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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