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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 28,000389$20.90/hr$15.53/hr$18.28/hr$19.58/hr$24.19/hr$26.80/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining300$31.56/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities25,150$19.57/hr
Financial Activities370$17.20/hr
Professional and Business Services7,530$18.95/hr
Education and Health Services770$12.39/hr
Leisure and Hospitality180$24.41/hr
Other Services180$18.95/hr
Public Administration120$16.07/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$19.44/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 420$18.83/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 670$19.05/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 980$18.44/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 1,170$18.83/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,230$19.43/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,300$19.28/hr2.7%
St Cloud MN MSA 1,780$18.95/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,920$18.91/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 2,640$18.83/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 2,700$18.83/hr2.8%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 2,850$15.69/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 2,850$18.87/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 3,170$18.91/hr6.0%
Southeast Minnesota 3,490$18.83/hr6.4%
Central Minnesota 4,260$19.19/hr5.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 28,000$19.58/hr7.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 30,630$19.58/hrN/A
Minnesota 44,640$19.46/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.