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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
Northwest Minnesota 3,770116$20.98/hr$16.56/hr$18.24/hr$20.25/hr$23.10/hr$25.92/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining210$20.99/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities30,600$22.50/hr
Financial Activities400$20.08/hr
Professional and Business Services6,920$18.89/hr
Education and Health Services480$23.34/hr
Leisure and Hospitality600$18.92/hr
Other Services240$18.64/hr
Public Administration140$21.62/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 520$18.40/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 1,140$19.96/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 1,230$19.33/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,450$19.78/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,540$19.45/hr2.7%
Rochester MN MSA 1,620$20.83/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 2,170$19.62/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 2,260$23.02/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 2,930$21.52/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 3,190$20.12/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 3,380$21.85/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 3,580$20.67/hr2.8%
Northwest Minnesota 3,770$20.25/hr6.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 4,410$21.04/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 4,490$21.46/hr6.4%
Central Minnesota 5,420$20.45/hr5.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 33,730$22.88/hr7.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 36,880$22.84/hrN/A
Minnesota 54,740$22.28/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.