Household Movers

Household movers pack and load furniture and other household belongings into moving vans, drive the vans to new locations, and unload the contents. Movers often unpack and set up items according to the customer's specifications. Before the move, they may prepare inventories that describe the condition of the items they are transporting, and then, check that the items are undamaged after the move.

Household movers are often hired to move home and business furniture. Sometimes movers are employed by retail furniture and appliance dealers to deliver items purchased by consumers and businesses.

Quick Facts
Duties Load, move, and unload furniture and household items; drive large moving trucks or vans; pack and inventory items
Alternate Title(s) Linehaul Drivers, Local Drivers, Moving Assistants, Packers, Van Drivers
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, urban areas
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
Experience On-the-job training
  • Building/Trades
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Hands On
  • Helpful
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements In most cases, movers must be at least 21 years old in order to work on interstate moves; some firms may require their employees to be over 25 for insurance purposes
Career Ladder
  • Moving Company Owner
  • Dispatcher
  • Household Mover
  • Moving Assistant

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