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Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

in Massachusetts

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).

Occupation Projection for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
537062  Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 36,326 38,063 1,737 4.78 % 1,843 3,180 174 5,197 No formal educational credential 

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2018
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    7,390  20 % 8,000  21 % 610  8 % $31,430
Administrative and Support Services    6,880  19 % 7,390  19 % 510  7 % $31,160
Wholesale Trade    6,680  18 % 7,080  19 % 400  6 % $36,260
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    3,920  11 % 4,110  11 % 190  5 % $35,080
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    2,330  6 % 2,510  7 % 180  8 % $37,560
Truck Transportation    2,310  6 % 2,390  6 % 80  3 % $35,450
General Merchandise Stores    1,830  5 % 1,870  5 % 40  3 % $27,970
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers    1,190  3 % 1,260  3 % 70  6 % $33,700
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation    1,040  3 % 1,180  3 % 140  14 % $35,780
Warehousing and Storage    960  3 % 1,090  3 % 130  14 % $34,800
Information    960  3 % 850  2 % -110  -12 % $44,090
Support Activities for Transportation    830  2 % 870  2 % 40  4 % $33,570
Food and Beverage Stores    710  2 % 760  2 % 50  7 % $28,130
Food Manufacturing    670  2 % 720  2 % 50  9 % $33,770
Management of Companies and Enterprises    560  2 % 610  2 % 50  7 % $34,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises    560  2 % 610  2 % 50  7 % $34,610
Accommodation and Food Services    550  2 % 590  2 % 40  7 % $32,740
Waste Management and Remediation Service    520  1 % 620  2 % 100  19 % $35,700
Construction    510  1 % 580  2 % 70  13 % $41,120
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    440  1 % 460  1 % 20  6 % $33,340
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores    420  1 % 410  1 % -10  -4 % $34,300
Nonstore Retailers    370  1 % 430  1 % 60  15 % $32,120
Specialty Trade Contractors    350  1 % 400  1 % 50  13 % $40,240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    350  1 % 400  1 % 50  15 % $36,570
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    350  1 % 400  1 % 50  15 % $36,570
Food Services and Drinking Places    340  1 % 380  1 % 40  11 % $32,330
Other Services (except Government)    340  1 % 350  1 % 10  5 % $33,160
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    230  1 % 210  1 % -20  -7 % $35,940
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    220  1 % 230  1 % 10  3 % $33,040
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels    210  1 % 220  1 % 10  1 % $33,440
Hospitals    210  1 % 220  1 % 10  6 % $40,060
Paper Manufacturing    200  1 % 140  0 % -60  -30 % $36,680
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    190  1 % 200  1 % 10  1 % $38,400
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing    190  1 % 190  1 % 0  2 % $39,210
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    170  0 % 180  0 % 10  5 % $31,670
Printing and Related Support Activities    150  0 % 140  0 % -10  -6 % $35,380
Personal and Laundry Services    150  0 % 160  0 % 10  5 % $32,490
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction    140  0 % 150  0 % 10  11 % $46,630
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    130  0 % 130  0 % 0  1 % $36,780
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    100  0 % 100  0 % 0  1 % $40,350
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