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Materials Handler - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Materials Handler"

How much does a Materials Handler in the federal government get paid? $45,885.35* *Based on the 2008 average.

Materials Handler was the 88th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 2,763 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2008, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Materials Handler, with an average salary of $51,360.

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 894 $51,360.40
Veterans Health Administration 753 $40,533.21
Federal Acquisition Service 152 $49,653.63
Forest Service 104 $37,337.75
Social Security Administration 84 $44,677.68
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 78 $53,554.53
U.S. Coast Guard 73 $45,202.88
U.S. Mint 57 $49,322.18
Indian Health Service 55 $40,604.15
Government Printing Office 46 $45,641.44
Bureau of Land Management 45 $42,078.22
Federal Aviation Administration 41 $40,727.15
Federal Emergency Management Agency 41 $44,774.37
Bureau of the Census 33 $42,046.24
Department of Energy 30 $60,435.43
Program Support Center 23 $43,014.83
Federal Bureau of Investigation 21 $43,811.81
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 21 $49,250.67
Bureau of Reclamation 19 $53,375.37
National Park Service 17 $40,276.76
Departmental Administration 15 $46,822.53
Internal Revenue Service 14 $34,802.07
Indian Affairs 14 $41,994.14
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 12 $43,565.17
National Institute of Standards and Technology 11 $40,259.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 10 $35,801.60
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 9 $36,550.22
Office of Administration 7 $41,730.86
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $44,473.14
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 7 $44,922.86
Bureau of the Public Debt 6 $41,037.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 $38,446.20
Geological Survey 5 $38,262.00
National Technical Information Service 5 $42,856.00
Farm Service Agency 4 $45,830.25
Office of Personnel Management 4 $41,440.75
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 4 $40,023.50
Financial Management Service 3 $47,167.33
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $29,934.67
Agricultural Research Service 3 $45,544.67
Patent and Trademark Office 3 $39,034.00
National Gallery of Art 2 $45,989.00
Maritime Administration 2 $45,142.00
Rural Housing Service 2 $41,360.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 2 $41,719.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $38,723.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $47,030.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $59,197.50
Offices of the Regional Administrators 2 $43,213.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $45,616.00
Presidio Trust 1 $42,268.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $50,693.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $40,488.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $47,278.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $48,374.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $40,321.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $32,244.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $43,280.00

Materials Handler Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Materials Handler is $45,885.35. The highest paid Materials Handler made $85,270 in 2008.

Common Materials Handler Payscales

Payscale Number of Materials Handler Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,390
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,010
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 139
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 68
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 40
FW - Wage Grade 38
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 31
KA - Kiess Act 13
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 6
CE - Contract Education--year Long 6
KL - Non-craft - Leader 5
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 5
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 4
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 3
FL - Wage Leaders 2
FS - Wage Supervisors 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Emp--fws 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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