Warehouse Material Handler Salary

Warehouse Material Handlers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.03 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though geography and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Though the majority of Warehouse Material Handlers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Men make up the vast majority of Warehouse Material Handlers (84 percent) who took the survey. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$22,507 - $51,024
$23K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,675
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$10.16 - $18.72
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MEDIAN: $14.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,507 - $51,024  
   
Bonus
$198.39 - $3,017  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
Total Pay (?
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$21,656 - $44,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $18.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.66 - $27.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$198.39 - $3,017  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$21,656 - $44,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,029
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Job Description for Warehouse Material Handler

A warehouse material handler is part of a team performing several functions necessary to maintain a well-organized warehouse. On the shipping side of warehouse operations, the material handler receives orders and uses a forklift to retrieve pallets for order fulfillment. After the pallet is retrieved, the material handler places it in a shipping area so it can be loaded onto a truck for shipment. Then, the material handler updates the company system to indicate that the shipment is in progress.

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Warehouse Material Handler Tasks

  • Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies and adjust errors.
  • Receive, store, move and pack outgoing materials, equipment, and other items from warehouse.
  • Manually or mechanically load and unload materials from pallets, skids, platforms, cars, lifting devices, or other transport vehicles.
  • Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas in order to ensure compliance with safety regulations.

Common Career Paths for Warehouse Material Handler


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Warehouse Material Handlers do not often transition into Operations Manager roles. The role averages $59K per year. However, Warehouse Material Handlers typically graduate to Material Handlers or Warehouse Supervisors.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Material Handler


The biggest paychecks can be found at McKesson Corp. — the median salary there is $34K.

Popular Skills for Warehouse Material Handler


Warehouse Material Handlers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with SAP Materials Management, forklift driver, and forklift are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 11 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Forklift Operator. Most people experienced in Inventory Control also know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Material Handler

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $29K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $31K. Warehouse Material Handlers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $34K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $36K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,082

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Warehouse Material Handlers, working in the bustling city of Phoenix has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Warehouse Material Handlers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cincinnati (+6 percent), Atlanta (+2 percent), Fort Worth (+1 percent), and Denver (+1 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tulsa, which sits 20 percent below the national average. Employers in Indianapolis and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Warehouse Material Handler

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 164 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Warehouse Material Handler Salaries

▲16%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$31,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Warehouse Material Handler Salaries

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
▲44%

forklift driver
▲11%

▲7%

Team Leadership
▲5%

▲4%



▲2%


Receiving
▼0%

Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$31,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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