Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

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

Median Annual Wage: $24,430

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (70%); Less than high school diploma (19%); Some college, no degree (5%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Laborer; Receiver; Material Handler; Warehouse Worker; Loader; Receiving Associate; Shipping and Receiving Materials Handler; Line Tender; Dock Worker; Merchandise Pickup/Receiving Associate

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand.

More Transportation and Material Moving Careers

  • Sort cargo before loading and unloading.
  • 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.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand.

  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand.

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