An average Warehouse Material Handler in the United States can expect to take home roughly $13.91 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by career length and the individual firm. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Male Warehouse Material Handlers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$21,569 - $51,323
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MEDIAN: $35,447
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$10.06 - $18.51
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$21,569 - $51,323  
   
Bonus
$197.67 - $2,977  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
Total Pay (?
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$21,241 - $43,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $18.51  
   
Overtime
$14.64 - $28.52  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$197.67 - $2,977  
   
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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$21,241 - $43,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 990
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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.

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, it's more common for Warehouse Material Handlers to move into roles as Material Handlers or Warehouse Supervisors.

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Those at Frito-Lay, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $35K.

Popular Skills for Warehouse Material Handler


Warehouse Material Handlers seem to wield many skills on the job. Lucky workers who know SAP Materials Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 62 percent above average. Forklift and forklift driver are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 10 percent and 62 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Forklift Operator. Most people familiar with 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $28K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $31K. Warehouse Material Handlers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $34K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $36K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,823

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Cincinnati is home to an above-average pay rate for Warehouse Material Handlers, 7 percent higher than the national average. Warehouse Material Handlers will also find cushy salaries in Oklahoma City (+6 percent) and Indianapolis (+1 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Tulsa is the market with the smallest paychecks. Dallas and Louisville are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Material Handler Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Material Handler Salaries

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
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forklift driver
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Team Leadership
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Inventory Management
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Machine Operation
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Shipping
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Inventory Control
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Customer Service
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Receiving
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National Average
$31,000

Forklift Operator
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

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: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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