How Much Do Movers Cost?

When researching moving companies, and trying to decide which company is the best to suit your move, the first thing that both individuals and businesses look for is pricing. One of the top search queries when it comes to moving, is “how much do movers cost?”

Per My Moving Reviews, “Short distance movers charge around $25 per hour per mover. It should take 4 movers roughly 9 hours to move a 3-bedroom house locally, which is about $900 for labor alone. When moving cross country, the cost can go around $6300 for an average weight of 9,000 lbs.”

While the averages may be true for average, typical residential moves, Graebel Van Lines is a full-service, white-glove moving company that offers quality over price. Our commercial movers, corporate movers, and full-service residential movers may not exactly fit within those average price ranges, because quality and safety are the key to our success.

When it comes to hiring a moving company to move your commercial business, corporate employees and their families, or your private residence, the very last thing you want is a mover who charges hourly, at an average rate, and damages your belongings. For an average quality move, you can expect to pay the average price. For a great moving experience, you can expect to pay more for certified, professional, logistical movers who treat your belongings as if they were their own.

For more basic moving costs, Graebel Van Lines has broken down the other average prices for commercial, corporate, and full-service residential moves.

Commercial Moving Costs: Commercial moving costs are going to depend on the square footage of the office. A 1,500-square foot office space can expect to see commercial moving prices ranging from $800 to $6,000, possibly more.

Corporate Moving Costs: Corporate moving expenses will depend on whether the employee owns a home or has a rental. If your employee owns a home, the average cost to move them is $97,166 for seasoned employees, and $72,627 for new hires. The average cost of moving a seasoned employee who rents is $24,216, while new hire renters cost roughly $19,309. 

Full-Service Moving Costs: Full-service residential moving costs from Graebel Van Lines typically depends on the number of bedrooms in the home. The residential movers at Graebel Moving would lend an in-home moving estimate based on the number of bedrooms and assessment of the size of the home in square feet. 

2-bedrooms (5,200 lbs): 100 miles = $4,000, 500 miles = $4,800, 1000 miles = $5,600

3-bedrooms (7,800 lbs): 100 miles = $5,700, 500 miles = $6,800, 1000 miles = $8,100

4-bedrooms (10,400 lbs): 100 miles = $7,500, 500 miles = $8,900, 1000 miles = $10,500

5-bedrooms (13,000 lbs): 100 miles = $9,100, 500 miles = $10,100, 500 miles = $12,900

***You can find a further elaboration on price in our excerpt on the Average Cost of Full-Service Movers & Packing Services.

For more information on how much movers cost, contact one of our moving specialists today.