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Average Material Handler Hourly Pay

$14.69
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$980
Bonus
$997
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The average hourly pay for a Material Handler is $14.69.
10%
$11.25
MEDIAN
$14.69
90%
$19.60
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $20
Bonus
$103 - $3,098
Profit Sharing
$199 - $4,404
Total Pay
$24,039 - $44,159
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What Do Material Handlers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Material Handler

3.6 out of 5
(929)
Highly Satisfied
75Reviews
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 $17.72. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Tesla Motors and Kohl's Distribution Center, earning around $16.46 and $15.38, respectively. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company pays the lowest at around $12.43. XPO Logistics and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $12.60 and $14.58, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Material Handlers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Material Handlers?

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 $13.48 based on 230 salaries. An early career Material Handler with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.01 based on 2,018 salaries. A mid-career Material Handler with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.06 based on 834 salaries. An experienced Material Handler with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.03 based on 820 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 Seattle, Washington earn an average of 10.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (4.6% more) and Indianapolis, Indiana (3.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Memphis, Tennessee (10.3% less), Dallas, Texas (8.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (7.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,339 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.3%
Early Career
46.5%
Mid Career
19.2%
Experienced
18.9%
Late Career
10.1%