Just like local moving companies, moving labor companies typically charge an hourly rate. When hiring a moving labor company, you can expect to pay between $60 and $80 per two movers for each hour of labor.
Other things you need to know about moving labor rates include:
- It costs extra for each additional moving helper. For example, if you hire two movers for $60/hour, hiring an additional moving labor helper will cost you another $30 or more per hour, which brings the total to $90/hour for three movers. For four movers, you would spend $120 per hour, and so forth.
- Some moving labor companies may charge fees that aren’t disclosed in their hourly rates. For instance, you may or not be charged a mileage fee (travel fee), which is the time taken by the moving crew to get to the job site. If there is a mileage fee, it’s often equal to one hour of work.
- The use of moving equipment such as dollies and hand tools, provided by the moving laborer, should be free and included in the price.
- Moving labor companies often charge a minimum of two labor hours, regardless of actual hours worked.
- Usually, the billing time begins when the movers arrive.
- Average work hours are typically billed in 15-minute increments.