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Occupational Employment Statistics


53-7062 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. 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).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 5,070144$19.89/hr$14.59/hr$16.71/hr$19.15/hr$22.30/hr$25.43/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining280$32.74/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities29,780$20.95/hr
Financial Activities470$19.94/hr
Professional and Business Services7,660$18.22/hr
Education and Health Services800$16.03/hr
Leisure and Hospitality320$23.34/hr
Other Services280$17.51/hr
Public Administration120$20.23/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 540$18.47/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 900$18.95/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 1,100$18.22/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 1,330$18.83/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,550$19.13/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,630$18.80/hr2.7%
St Cloud MN MSA 1,990$18.47/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 2,290$21.64/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 2,750$19.67/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 3,050$19.55/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 3,250$18.99/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 3,380$19.06/hr2.8%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 3,580$18.95/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 3,790$19.01/hr6.0%
Southeast Minnesota 3,980$19.33/hr6.4%
Central Minnesota 5,070$19.15/hr5.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 32,790$21.49/hr7.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 35,780$21.30/hrN/A
Minnesota 53,370$19.92/hr6.5%

  • Remove copper from circuit boards.
  • Collect recyclable materials from curbside for delivery to designated facilities.
  • Sort materials, such as metals, glass, wood, paper or plastics, into appropriate containers for recycling.
  • Record logs of recycled materials or waste chemicals removed from products.
  • Direct spouts and position receptacles, such as bins, carts, or containers, so they can be loaded.
  • Collect and sort recyclable construction materials, such as concrete, drywall, plastics, or wood, into containers.
  • Clean recycling yard by sweeping, raking, picking up broken glass and loose paper debris, or moving barrels and bins.
  • Maintain equipment storage areas to ensure that inventory is protected.
  • Read work orders or receive oral instructions to determine work assignments or material or equipment needs.
  • Cut discarded products, such as appliances and automobiles, into small pieces using saws, blow torches, or other hand or power tools.