Entry-Level Material Handler Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Material Handler is $12.87 per hour. A skill in Logistics is associated with high pay for this job.

$22,943 - $47,997
$23K
$31K
$48K
MEDIAN: $30,607
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$9.94 - $17.00
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,943 - $47,997  
   
Bonus
$7.96 - $2,553  
Profit Sharing
$48.48 - $4,698  
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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$21,150 - $40,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $17.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.42  
Overtime
$14.65 - $24.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$7.96 - $2,553  
   
Profit Sharing
$48.48 - $4,698  
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).
)
$21,150 - $40,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,561
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Material Handler Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Material Handler in Colchester:
`"$Strap yourself in."`
At this job, you earn respect and job security by demonstrating competence. The sooner you do that, the better off you are.

Material Handler in Minneapolis:
`"$Start High."`
Negotiate a living wage to start. Raises come slow if at all. Cost of living goes up for everyone. You will find the good old boys will take care of themselves first.

Material Handler in Columbus:
`"$Follow Your Heart Not The Money."`
If your happy doing the same thing everyday with no change at all in your routine than Material Handler is for you. Don't forget that your management expects perfection from you while they have low expectation of themselves.

Key Stats for Material Handler

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 212 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
14%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Material Handler Salaries

Logistics
▲13%

Inventory Management
▲5%

Machine Operation
▲5%

Receiving
▲5%

Data Entry
▲4%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
▲4%

material handler
▲4%

▲3%


Picking
▲2%

National Average
$29,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%

forklift
▼5%

Forklift Operator
▼6%

forklift driver
▼6%

Fork lift
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 212 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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