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Warehouse Material Handler Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Warehouse Material Handler is $12.82 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Warehouse Material Handler Salary (?
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$18,634 - $49,067
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $31,002
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Warehouse Material Handler Salary (?
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$9.81 - $18.32
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,634 - $49,067  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,818  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $3,973  
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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$20,701 - $41,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $18.32  
   
Overtime
$13.32 - $28.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,818  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $3,973  
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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$20,701 - $41,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,272
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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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Material Handler

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Pay Difference By Location

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$29,000
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Experience Affects Warehouse Material Handler Salaries

National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Warehouse Material Handler Salaries

Inventory Control
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National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 23%