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Materials Handler - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Materials Handler"

How much does a Materials Handler in the federal government get paid? $55,948.00* *Based on the 2021 average.

Materials Handler was the 91st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 2,762 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2021, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Materials Handler, with an average salary of $62,183.

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 1,071 $62,182.98
Veterans Health Administration 1,067 $49,753.95
Federal Emergency Management Agency 73 $49,338.00
U.S. Coast Guard 63 $56,220.84
Forest Service 61 $46,290.66
Social Security Administration 40 $55,213.10
Indian Health Service 38 $49,498.89
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 34 $68,069.09
Government Printing Office 34 $62,172.56
U.S. Mint 31 $63,294.55
Federal Aviation Administration 26 $50,381.04
Department of Energy 21 $93,975.90
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 21 $51,931.14
Bureau of the Census 18 $50,442.61
Bureau of Reclamation 16 $74,066.19
National Institute of Standards and Technology 15 $54,895.47
Bureau of Land Management 14 $53,286.57
Departmental Administration 13 $52,997.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 12 $59,196.33
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 11 $56,489.45
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 11 $57,140.18
Agricultural Marketing Service 6 $32,504.67
Internal Revenue Service 6 $43,719.33
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 5 $55,473.80
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 5 $58,642.60
Indian Affairs 5 $67,305.80
National Park Service 5 $54,361.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $46,070.50
4 $1,500.00
Patent and Trademark Office 4 $52,146.75
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $56,578.67
Program Support Center 3 $55,521.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $53,949.00
Maritime Administration 2 $58,979.00
Customs and Border Protection 2 $66,054.00
National Cemetery Administration 2 $52,697.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $41,740.00
Departmental Offices 2 $50,443.00
Geological Survey 2 $45,924.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $50,735.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $57,893.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $52,374.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $60,920.00
Presidio Trust 1 $67,661.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $50,735.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $0.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $72,669.00

Materials Handler Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Materials Handler is $55,948.00. The highest paid Materials Handler made $109,699 in 2021.

Common Materials Handler Payscales

Payscale Number of Materials Handler Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 1,299
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 1,193
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 130
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 27
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 27
KX - Government Printing Office Negotiated Rates For Printing Plant Workers, 100% 27
FW - Wage Grade (similar To The Nonsupervisory Pay Schedule Under The Federal Wage System) 25
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 7
KA - Kiess Act 7
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 6
* - Invalid 4
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 4
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 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Materials Handler was $40,542. Since then, the average pay has increased to $55,948 in 2021.

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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