The average pay for a Material Handler is $13.55 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Logistics is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$23,511 - $51,395
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MEDIAN: $34,905
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$10.22 - $18.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,511 - $51,395  
   
Bonus
$247.90 - $3,500  
Profit Sharing
$49.13 - $5,000  
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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$22,096 - $43,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $18.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.42  
Overtime
$14.88 - $26.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$247.90 - $3,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$49.13 - $5,000  
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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$22,096 - $43,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,459
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Material Handler

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,293

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Material Handler Reviews

What is it like working as a Material Handler?

Material Handler in San Diego:
"It's a good company."
Pros: I like that there is no push to make you get your job done. You are not held to a specific rate for each job you are to complete. And I also like that overtime is all voluntary even weekend overtime.
Cons: The supervisor does not speak English very well and he always gets frustrated when you don't understand him. Also he picks out the bad things about the way you do your job, even if you get it done perfectly find and right, he still find something you are doing that is wrong to him.

Material Handler in Petersburg:
"Great company horrible employees."
Pros: Great management. Incentive pay is good during summer season. Employee recognition is great.
Cons: Certain coworkers tend not to show up whenever they don't feel like it and still are employed.

Material Handler in Cincinnati:
"The best job I ever..."
Pros: I get paid for preparing material for hot dip galvanizing. Hanging items on a over head rack which carries material for processing. Great work.
Cons: This author does not have any bad experiences for this job. If this author would have found this position earlier in life, many dead end jobs could have been prevented.

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

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Shipping
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Data Entry
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Inventory Control
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National Average
$30,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 354 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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