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Materials Handler - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Materials Handler"

How much does a Materials Handler in the federal government get paid? $51,896.55* *Based on the 2018 average.

Materials Handler was the 99th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 2,521 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2018, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Materials Handler, with an average salary of $57,585.

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 1,023 $57,585.29
Veterans Health Administration 841 $45,430.28
U.S. Coast Guard 68 $51,196.71
Forest Service 58 $44,080.24
Social Security Administration 48 $50,807.48
Government Printing Office 45 $56,142.67
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 41 $59,142.76
Indian Health Service 41 $46,288.02
Federal Emergency Management Agency 41 $50,198.24
Federal Aviation Administration 30 $46,106.63
U.S. Mint 27 $0.00
Department of Energy 25 $77,241.96
Bureau of the Census 18 $46,850.78
Federal Bureau of Investigation 18 $54,432.25
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 17 $45,155.35
Bureau of Land Management 16 $49,796.56
Bureau of Reclamation 15 $68,718.07
National Institute of Standards and Technology 15 $47,196.80
Departmental Administration 13 $53,149.62
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 11 $52,421.55
Indian Affairs 10 $54,947.90
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 10 $47,937.60
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 10 $44,452.80
National Park Service 7 $48,116.14
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 7 $43,853.86
Federal Acquisition Service 6 $50,978.33
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 6 $49,945.50
Internal Revenue Service 5 $39,106.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 5 $48,916.60
Program Support Center 5 $50,419.60
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 $46,393.60
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $45,914.00
Patent and Trademark Office 4 $46,879.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $49,274.00
Geological Survey 3 $40,509.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $31,945.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $64,519.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $56,443.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $37,775.00
Presidio Trust 1 $57,267.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $49,045.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $47,062.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $57,874.00
Maritime Administration 1 $47,396.00
Departmental Offices 1 $43,034.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $52,258.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $50,568.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $50,889.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $44,641.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $45,163.00

Materials Handler Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Materials Handler is $51,896.55. The highest paid Materials Handler made $89,965 in 2018.

Common Materials Handler Payscales

Payscale Number of Materials Handler Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,129
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,112
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 114
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 38
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 35
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 32
FW - Wage Grade 27
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 7
KA - Kiess Act 7
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 5
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 4
CE - Contract Education--year Long 3
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 2
FS - Wage Supervisors 2
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Emp--fws 1
FL - Wage Leaders 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
KL - Non-craft - Leader 1


Average Materials Handler Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Materials Handler was $40,542. Since then, the average pay has increased to $51,897 in 2018.

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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