Photograph of two men operating material movers inside a warehouse

Laborers & Material Movers (Median Wage of $12.90/hr) manually move freight, stock, or other materials or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified.

Sample of reported job titles: Dock Worker, Laborer, Line Tender, Loader, Material Handler, Merchandise Pickup/Receiving Associate, Receiver, Receiving Associate, Shipping and Receiving Materials Handler, Warehouse Worker

Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators (Median Wage of $16.64/hr) operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.

Sample of reported job titles: Checker Loader, Fork Lift Technician, Fork Truck Driver, Forklift Driver, Forklift Operator, Lift Truck Operator, Shag Truck Driver, Spotter Driver, Tow Motor Operator, Truck Driver

Local Characteristics

  • Average Wage of $14.81/hr
  • 3,084 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 9%
  • Retirement Risk: 17% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 13% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*



Graphic Literacy
Laborers/Material Movers 3 3 4
Industrial Truck/Tractor Operators 3 3 3

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.