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Material Handler Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Material Handler is $13.24 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.
Material Handler Salary (?
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$23,595 - $52,520
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MEDIAN: $33,113
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Material Handler Salary (?
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$9.96 - $18.02
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,595 - $52,520  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,191  
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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$21,225 - $42,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $18.02  
   
Overtime
$14.28 - $26.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,191  
   
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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$21,225 - $42,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,482
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Material Handler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
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Minneapolis
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Jacksonville
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Columbus
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Cleveland
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Greensboro
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Milwaukee
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Atlanta
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National Average
$30,000
Dallas
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Grand Rapids
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Memphis
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Indianapolis
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Charlotte
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Ontario
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Material Handler Reviews

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 17%
Receiving
up arrow 5%
Forklift Operator
up arrow 4%
forklift driver
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National Average
$30,000
Logistics
up arrow 1%
material handler
up arrow 2%
Order Inventory
up arrow 5%
forklift
up arrow 9%
Organizing
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 303 votes.

Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%