Moving services are priced according to the amount of work you wish to have done and the distance you need to cover. For example, a professional mover specializing in moving artifacts or antiques would charge you a premium for his skills and experience. Moving labor services in terms of generic moving help to transport household items would be a relatively lower cost. The variation in this case would depend on the distance you wish to travel and the weight or bulk of the goods you wish to transport.
Moving help charges are not cheap. Moving companies give a base price and then add on costs as you require additional services. For example; a moving company would give you a base price to move your goods from location A to location B. If you require the moving company to provide labor to pack your things, this would cost more. Furthermore, if you require the moving company to provide the packing material as well, this would be another add-on. Unpacking your things and helping you set up your new location is one of the highest additional costs in the industry.
Moving labor costs differ from one state to the other. The costs also differ from one season to the other. There is a very high demand for moving in the summer therefore moving labor is expensive. Autumn and winter see a lower demand for moving labor but, this does not mean moving labor is significantly cheaper during these months. High risk months such as the winter months would require movers to purchase additional insurance for their vehicles and their moving help. All of these costs are translated to the customer.
The national average of moving labor costs in the US is $ 20.67 per hour. As stated before this should be considered as the base cost for moving labor.