Average Material Handler Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Material Handler is $14.11.
MEDIAN $14.11
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $19
$200 - $3,033
Profit Sharing
$194 - $4,607
Total Pay
$22,917 - $43,537

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Job Description for Material Handler

Material Handler Tasks
  • Inspect documents that are present from external suppliers.
  • Perform filling work orders in a timely manner.
  • Maintain inventory management of the sub-inventory.
  • Call vendors for pick ups or returns.
  • Perform packaging, handling, transportation and other related shipping duties.
The top respondents for the job title Material Handler are from the companies Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), XPO Logistics and McKesson Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at Frito-Lay, Inc. where the average pay is $17.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Tesla Motors and Kohl's Distribution Center, earning around $15.82 and $14.83, respectively. XPO Logistics pays the lowest at around $12.29. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $12.36 and $13.98, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Material Handler

Skills in Shipping, Inventory Control, Picking, Machine Operation and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Material Handler

An entry-level Material Handler with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.76 based on 1,175 salaries. An early career Material Handler with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.33 based on 2,622 salaries. A mid-career Material Handler with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.44 based on 1,192 salaries. An experienced Material Handler with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.44 based on 1,070 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Employees with Material Handler in their job title in Indianapolis, Indiana earn an average of 0.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (0.6% more) and Houston, Texas (0.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Memphis, Tennessee (8.2% less), Atlanta, Georgia (5.8% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (2.3% less).

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