Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
Manually move freight, stock, or other materials or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified. Excludes “Material Moving Workers" (53-7011 through 53-7199) who use power equipment. Excludes “Construction Laborers" (47-2061) and "Helpers, Construction Trades (47-3011 through 47-3019).

Number of positions

2012: 35,240    2014: 36,320

Annual job postings

New: 540    Replacement: 1,150
(Total: 1,690)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.