The average wage for a Warehouse Material Handler is $12.81 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Team Leadership and Data Entry. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Warehouse Material Handler Total Pay (?
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$17,817 - $48,168
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MEDIAN: $30,436
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Warehouse Material Handler Total Pay (?
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$9.77 - $18.51
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$17,817 - $48,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
Profit Sharing
$154.56 - $2,478  
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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$20,646 - $42,557  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,718
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $18.51  
   
Overtime
$13.30 - $28.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
   
Profit Sharing
$154.56 - $2,478  
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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$20,646 - $42,557  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,718
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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
San Diego
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Houston
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Dallas
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National Average
$29,000
Indianapolis
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Norfolk
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Fort Worth
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Salt Lake City
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Richmond
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Experience Affects Warehouse Material Handler Salaries

National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Warehouse Material Handler Salaries

Team Leadership
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Data Entry
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Forklift Operator
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Shipping
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National Average
$29,000
forklift
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Gender
Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 22%
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