Local movers usually charge an hourly rate when moving locally. Prices vary greatly depending on the time of the year, availability, the beginning or the end of the month, and services included in the hourly rate.
Ideally, you should look for a local mover who includes most of the fees within the hourly rate, fees such as gas, miles, tolls, taxes, equipment to move you, moving pads, tools, and tape. That’s standard for many reputable local movers.
Rates can range from mover to mover, but generally speaking, are as follows:
- 2 Men ($100/hr to $160/hr)
- 3 Men ($140/hr to $200/hr)
- 4 Men ($180/hr to $240/hr)
- 5 Men ($220/hr to $280/hr)
- 6 Men ($260/hr to $320/hr)
Most likely you will see 2 – 4 men range on hourly local moving jobs. Anything over is generally quoted in person after an in-home estimate and then billed as a flat rate for an entire job, mostly due to the size of the move (larger homes).
A lot of times moving companies will also bill you additionally for the packing of fragile items, TVs, glass tops, glass inserts, marble tops, cabinets with glass and others will result in an additional charge. Movers will use packing materials to secure fragile items, bubble wrap, and boxes.
The average cost of hiring a mover for your local move will range anywhere from $500 to $1400 and above for larger households.
You can find more information and details in our new article about the cost of moving locally.