$34,689
Avg. Salary
$14.36
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$985

Bonus

$1,015

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Warehouse Material Handler is $14.36 per hour.

The average pay for a Warehouse Material Handler is $34,689 per year.

10%
$10.43
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$14.36
50%
$19.32
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MEDIAN $14.36
10%
$22k
10%
$35k
50%
$53k
90%
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MEDIAN $34,689
$21,532 - $53,457
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MEDIAN: $34,689
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$0$53K
Salary $21,532 - $53,457
Bonus $153 - $2,971
Profit Sharing $245 - $4,250
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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$22,370 - $44,623
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 159
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $10.43 - $19.32
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $14.72 - $28.38
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $153 - $2,971
Profit Sharing $245 - $4,250
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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$22,370 - $44,623
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,893

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
  • 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.
  • 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.

Warehouse Material Handler Pay By Employer

$0$41K

Frito-Lay, Inc.
10 profiles
$32,101

XPO Logistics
10 profiles
$27,276

McKesson Corp.
8 profiles
$32,681

$29,328

Common Career Paths for Warehouse Material Handler


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It's not very common for Warehouse Material Handlers to move on to become Operations Managers. Average pay for an Operations Manager is $59K annually. A Material Handler role is the most common promotion for Warehouse Material Handlers moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $30K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Warehouse Material Handlers is a Warehouse Supervisor position, where earnings are usually $41K.

Warehouse Material Handler Job Listings

Popular Skills for Warehouse Material Handler


Survey results imply that Warehouse Material Handlers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with SAP Materials Management, forklift driver, and forklift are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 43 percent, 10 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Forklift Operator. Most people who know Inventory Control also know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Material Handler

Pay by Experience for a Warehouse Material Handler has a positive trend. An entry-level Warehouse Material Handler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 591 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Warehouse Material Handler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 312 salaries. An experienced Warehouse Material Handler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 291 salaries. A Warehouse Material Handler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 130 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

8%

-1%

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-7%

-7%

-12%

National Average: $31,269

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Warehouse Material Handlers, Phoenix provides a pay rate that is 8 percent greater than the national average. Warehouse Material Handlers will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+5 percent) and Atlanta (+2 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Warehouse Material Handler's salary, with Tulsa Warehouse Material Handlers earning salaries that are 20 percent less than the national average. Employers in Indianapolis and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Warehouse Material Handler Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Warehouse Material Handler?

Warehouse Material Handler in Edgewood:
"It is hard to advance without college education."
Work hard even when orders do not come easy. Know how to type very well and have a sense of humor.

Warehouse Material Handler in Leominster:
"Horrible performance reviews."
Work for a different company you're rating on your performance review does not reflect on your actual raise.

Warehouse Material Handler in Malvern:
"Material handler Critiera."
Pay attention to detail take notes when necessary multi task always follow SOP's Have a work flow and stick to it no shortcuts.

Warehouse Material Handler in Oklahoma City:
"Challenging."
Pros: The overtime pay.
Cons: Coworkers, management & HR doesn't listen or follow through with SOPs.

Warehouse Material Handler in Columbus:
"Work hard and prove your worth."
Stay busy, follow bosses instructions and always be ready to work.

Warehouse Material Handler in Macon:
"Hard and long."
Pros: Freedom busy time goes by fast ang great boss.
Cons:

Warehouse Material Handler in Joplin:
"Busy and fast paced."
Pros: I enjoy the people I work with.
Cons: Always picking up the slack with no credit for what I do.

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Key Stats for Warehouse Material Handler

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 372 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Warehouse Material Handler Salaries

▲15%

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$31,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Warehouse Material Handler Salaries

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
▲43%

forklift driver
▲10%

▲6%

Team Leadership
▲4%

▲3%




▲1%

Receiving
▼0%

Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$31,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 372 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 21%