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How Much Does Hourly Moving Labor Cost?

Posted: August 9, 2023
Two Moving Help Service Providers help load a customer’s belongings into a U-Haul truck.

How much hourly moving services cost is the ultimate question customers ask themselves when trying to move. Everyone could use an extra set of hands when moving, but customers don’t want to break their budget either. 

Moving Help® has many Service Providers who set their own prices, so you can find moving labor providers that’ll also fit your budget. 

How Much Do Moving Help’s Service Providers Cost?

The average cost for two helpers for one hour across the United States and Canada is about $76. That means the most common service — two helpers for two hours for a load or unload service — will cost you on average about $152. 

Of course, some areas will cost more than $152 per two hours for two helpers, and some areas will cost less than $152 per two hours for two helpers when you’re booking moving labor. 

What Are the Benefits of Hiring More Helpers for Fewer Hours?

The more moving labor providers a customer has the quicker they can move items in and out of a customer’s home. It’ll be easier for hourly Service Providers to move heavier objects because they have more laborers with them for a customer’s move. Yes, customers will have to pay more for more moving labor providers, but customers will spend fewer hours getting their move done because they have more hands to help them. 

What Are the Benefits of Hiring Less Helpers for More Hours?

A customer will save money by not having to pay for more Moving Help Service Providers. The move itself might take longer, but with hourly moving laborers, the move will be efficient. If a customer’s Service Providers aren’t done, and they need more time to finish the work, and you want them to finish the work, then a customer can add more time.

Customers can go to their account, add more hours online, pay it, and then they’ll receive an email. After the move is complete, they’ll still give the hourly moving laborers the same Payment Code the customers receive originally. 

What Factors Influence the Price of Hourly Moving Labor?

Several factors can determine the price of what hourly Moving Help Service Providers set their prices on the Moving Help Marketplace as. Moving Help Service Providers could set their prices for the following factors: 

  • Demand 
  • Summer months (peak moving season) 
  • Holidays 
  • Weekends vs. Weekdays 
  • Same-day booking 
  • Booking far in advance 
  • Location 
  • Offering discounts on certain days 
  • Having premiums on certain days 
  • Customer needs
    • It’ll cost more if customers need help packing and loading or unloading vs. customers just needing help loading or unloading. 

When booking hourly moving labor, you’ll want to think about some of these factors. 

Book Hourly Moving Labor Using Moving Help 

The Moving Help Marketplace has many labor providers who offer many services by the hour. Hourly Moving Help Service Providers set their own prices on the Moving Help Marketplace, and they have several factors to consider when setting their own prices. You also have the choice to book more helpers or more hours or both to fit your needs and budget.