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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
2017
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 % $31,080
Administrative and Support Services    6,880  19 % 7,390  19 % 510  7 % $30,960
Wholesale Trade    6,680  18 % 7,080  19 % 400  6 % $34,770
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    3,920  11 % 4,110  11 % 190  5 % $33,850
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    2,330  6 % 2,510  7 % 180  8 % $35,950
Truck Transportation    2,310  6 % 2,390  6 % 80  3 % $35,450
General Merchandise Stores    1,830  5 % 1,870  5 % 40  3 % $27,430
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers    1,190  3 % 1,260  3 % 70  6 % $34,060
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation    1,040  3 % 1,180  3 % 140  14 % $35,690
Warehousing and Storage    960  3 % 1,090  3 % 130  14 % $31,330
Information    960  3 % 850  2 % -110  -12 % $42,310
Support Activities for Transportation    830  2 % 870  2 % 40  4 % $31,790
Food and Beverage Stores    710  2 % 760  2 % 50  7 % $27,620
Food Manufacturing    670  2 % 720  2 % 50  9 % $32,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises    560  2 % 610  2 % 50  7 % $34,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises    560  2 % 610  2 % 50  7 % $34,310
Accommodation and Food Services    550  2 % 590  2 % 40  7 % $31,310
Waste Management and Remediation Service    520  1 % 620  2 % 100  19 % $32,710
Construction    510  1 % 580  2 % 70  13 % $38,600
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    440  1 % 460  1 % 20  6 % $33,660
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores    420  1 % 410  1 % -10  -4 % $32,940
Nonstore Retailers    370  1 % 430  1 % 60  15 % $30,240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    350  1 % 400  1 % 50  15 % $37,170
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    350  1 % 400  1 % 50  15 % $37,170
Specialty Trade Contractors    350  1 % 400  1 % 50  13 % $37,380
Food Services and Drinking Places    340  1 % 380  1 % 40  11 % $30,870
Other Services (except Government)    340  1 % 350  1 % 10  5 % $33,000
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    230  1 % 210  1 % -20  -7 % $36,590
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    220  1 % 230  1 % 10  3 % $33,380
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels    210  1 % 220  1 % 10  1 % $32,040
Hospitals    210  1 % 220  1 % 10  6 % $37,770
Paper Manufacturing    200  1 % 140  0 % -60  -30 % $34,770
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    190  1 % 200  1 % 10  1 % $38,750
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing    190  1 % 190  1 % 0  2 % $36,320
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    170  0 % 180  0 % 10  5 % $34,560
Printing and Related Support Activities    150  0 % 140  0 % -10  -6 % $33,570
Personal and Laundry Services    150  0 % 160  0 % 10  5 % $31,730
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction    140  0 % 150  0 % 10  11 % $42,750
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    130  0 % 130  0 % 0  1 % $37,830
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    100  0 % 100  0 % 0  1 % $39,990
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