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Material Handler Salary

The average pay for a Material Handler is $13.30 per hour. A skill in Machine Operation is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$23,533 - $51,213
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,609
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$10.00 - $17.99
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$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,533 - $51,213  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,253  
Profit Sharing
$59.18 - $4,055  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,336 - $42,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $17.99  
   
Overtime
$14.38 - $26.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,253  
   
Profit Sharing
$59.18 - $4,055  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$21,336 - $42,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,812
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Job Description for Material Handler

Material handlers work in warehouses and other merchandise distribution points. They frequently move products to where they are needed most, whether that be from the production line to storage areas or from storage areas to shipment points for delivery to customers.

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Material Handler Tasks

  • Call vendors for pick ups or returns.
  • Perform packaging, handling, transportation and other related shipping duties.
  • Maintain inventory management of the sub-inventory.
  • Inspect documents that are present from external suppliers.
  • Perform filling work orders in a timely manner.

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What is it like working as a Material Handler?

Material Handler in Irving:
Pros: The hours. I'm my own boss. Only answer to one person. Do things as I see fit. Running my warehouse day to day. Get to work with other people in different positions at my job.
Cons: I currently have no help. Have a lot of stress to get things done on time. Having to take care of things for other people on top of what I already have to do.

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Experience Affects Material Handler Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Material Handler Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 18%



forklift driver
up arrow 6%



Inventory Control
up arrow 4%

Receiving
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Logistics
up arrow 1%

Forklift Operator
up arrow 4%

material handler
up arrow 6%

Order Inventory
up arrow 8%

forklift
up arrow 9%

Organizing
up arrow 13%

Fork lift
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 348 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 19%
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