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Material Handler Salary (United States)

Pay for Material Handlers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $13.21 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.92 per hour to $18.04. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by the company and years of experience. A fair portion enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. In a profession dominated by men, 85 percent of Material Handlers are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Material Handler Salary (?
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$23,564 - $51,170
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MEDIAN: $32,639
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Material Handler Salary (?
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$9.92 - $18.04
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,564 - $51,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,171  
Profit Sharing
$42.50 - $2,850  
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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$21,182 - $42,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $18.04  
   
Overtime
$14.16 - $26.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,171  
   
Profit Sharing
$42.50 - $2,850  
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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$21,182 - $42,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,284
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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.

Common Career Paths for Material Handler

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Material Handlers may not enjoy an increase in earnings as they move into top-notch roles like Warehouse Material Handler. Warehouse Material Handlers typically make top-notch roles like $29K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Material Handler

Material Handlers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Halliburton Energy Services, where typical salaries come to $37K.
Although McKesson Corp. hands out the lowest average salary in town at $29K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $20K or as much as $42K. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale is Federal Express Corporation (FedEx).

Popular Skills for Material Handler

Material Handlers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Machine Operation, Inventory Management, Receiving, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 17 percent, 8 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Organizing, forklift, and Order Inventory. It is often found that people who know Inventory Control are also skilled in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Material Handler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $28K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $31K. For Material Handlers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $33K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $35K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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Minneapolis
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Seattle
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Cleveland
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San Diego
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Milwaukee
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Atlanta
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Greensboro
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Columbus
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National Average
$30,000
Jacksonville
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Rochester
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Denver
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Memphis
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Home to some of the best pay for Material Handlers, Dallas offers exceptional salaries, 14 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Houston, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Cleveland, where Material Handlers annually earn 13 percent, 9 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent more than the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in Memphis. Employers also pay below the national average in Grand Rapids (14 percent lower) and Rochester (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Material Handler Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Material Handler Salaries

Machine Operation
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Receiving
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SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
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Forklift Operator
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Data Entry
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National Average
$30,000
Order Inventory
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forklift
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Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 282 votes.

Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%