The average wage for a Warehouse Material Handler is $13.91 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are SAP Materials Management (SAP MM), forklift, and forklift driver. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$21,569 - $51,323
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MEDIAN: $35,447
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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
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $18.51  
   
Overtime
$14.64 - $28.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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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.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,823

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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)
up arrow 62%

up arrow 10%

forklift driver
up arrow 10%

Team Leadership
up arrow 6%

up arrow 5%

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Machine Operation
up arrow 3%

Shipping
up arrow 2%

Inventory Control
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Receiving
0%

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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