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Materials Handler - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Materials Handler"

How much does a Materials Handler in the federal government get paid? $55,214.01* *Based on the 2020 average.

Materials Handler was the 91st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 2,713 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2020, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Materials Handler, with an average salary of $61,646.

Government Materials Handler jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in receiving, storing, and assembling for issue, shipment, and distribution, a wide variety of bin and bulk supplies, materials, equipment, and commodities using mechanized, automated, and manual material moving equipment, devices, and systems. The work requires general knowledge of the methods used in processing, handling, and storing of materials and equipment through a supply facility; the ability to log receipt, storage, and shipment data; and the ability to use manual or mechanized equipment to move, stack, bin, and position materials and equipment. The work also requires the ability to organize, arrange, and remove stock in storage areas in accordance with established procedures to prevent damage, deterioration, and loss. Most work requires the incidental or regular use of fork lifts and motor vehicles.

Agencies that have hired a Materials Handler

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1,064 $61,646.11
Veterans Health Administration 1,015 $48,959.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 75 $48,338.27
U.S. Coast Guard 67 $55,296.25
Forest Service 64 $44,739.36
Bureau of the Census 49 $46,529.39
Social Security Administration 41 $55,178.80
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 38 $65,445.79
Government Printing Office 37 $61,115.38
U.S. Mint 30 $61,209.60
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 26 $47,152.46
Federal Aviation Administration 21 $48,766.19
Department of Energy 21 $90,217.95
Bureau of Reclamation 17 $70,998.76
National Institute of Standards and Technology 16 $53,485.88
Bureau of Land Management 15 $49,863.93
Federal Bureau of Investigation 14 $56,733.20
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 12 $55,954.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 12 $53,963.00
Indian Affairs 9 $58,329.33
Departmental Administration 8 $58,342.13
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 8 $46,078.38
Internal Revenue Service 6 $43,277.50
Patent and Trademark Office 5 $49,441.20
Federal Acquisition Service 5 $54,804.80
Indian Health Service 5 $46,715.40
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 5 $52,529.80
National Park Service 5 $52,183.00
Geological Survey 3 $43,674.00
Customs and Border Protection 3 $65,386.00
National Cemetery Administration 2 $55,284.50
Maritime Administration 2 $57,350.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $40,321.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $52,509.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $50,213.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $55,180.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $57,413.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $49,504.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $72,377.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $0.00
Presidio Trust 1 $64,050.00
Departmental Offices 1 $48,356.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $60,314.00

Materials Handler Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Materials Handler is $55,214.01. The highest paid Materials Handler made $103,473 in 2020.

Common Materials Handler Payscales

Payscale Number of Materials Handler Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 1,252
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 1,193
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 126
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 31
KX - Government Printing Office Negotiated Rates For Printing Plant Workers, 100% 30
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 28
FW - Wage Grade (similar To The Nonsupervisory Pay Schedule Under The Federal Wage System) 20
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 7
KA - Kiess Act 7
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 6
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 4
CE - Contract Education--year Long 3
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage System Not Otherwise Designated 2
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Employees--federal Wage System 1
FS - Wage Supervisors (similar To The Supervisory Pay Schedule Under The Federal Wage System) 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 1
KL - Non-craft - Leader 1


Average Materials Handler Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Materials Handler was $40,542. Since then, the average pay has increased to $55,214 in 2020.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 6907.

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