The average hourly pay for a Material Handler is $14.11.
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Job Description for Material Handler
Material handlers work in warehouses and other merchandise distribution points. They frequently move products to where they are needed most, whether that be from the production line to storage areas or from storage areas to shipment points for delivery to customers. The job requirements vary depending on the types of material involved and the department in which the employee works. It is common that material handlers are expected to handle between 45 and 70 pounds of product on their own. Appli…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Material Handler
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
Avg. Hourly Rate
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
Years of Experience
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