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Materials Handler - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Materials Handler"

How much does a Materials Handler in the federal government get paid? $48,312.58* *Based on the 2011 average.

Materials Handler was the 87th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 2,831 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2011, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Materials Handler, with an average salary of $54,524.

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 938 $54,524.17
Veterans Health Administration 783 $43,088.68
Federal Acquisition Service 133 $52,101.37
Forest Service 95 $40,414.57
Social Security Administration 75 $48,537.92
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 75 $56,706.79
U.S. Coast Guard 74 $47,769.23
Bureau of the Census 65 $43,043.75
Indian Health Service 48 $42,640.33
Government Printing Office 47 $40,387.56
Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 $46,797.64
Federal Aviation Administration 43 $44,118.56
U.S. Mint 42 $54,841.81
Bureau of Land Management 40 $43,376.58
Agricultural Marketing Service 39 $25,402.03
Department of Energy 25 $68,756.24
Federal Bureau of Investigation 22 $49,297.77
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 19 $49,678.47
Bureau of Reclamation 18 $54,928.22
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 18 $43,109.56
Departmental Administration 18 $46,839.33
National Park Service 17 $44,200.47
Indian Affairs 15 $46,391.67
Program Support Center 12 $46,286.08
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 11 $45,051.18
Internal Revenue Service 11 $37,772.91
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 10 $43,248.80
National Institute of Standards and Technology 10 $44,513.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 8 $43,759.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 7 $41,844.43
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 7 $38,266.57
Office of Administration 6 $47,501.83
National Technical Information Service 5 $46,487.40
Bureau of the Public Debt 5 $43,818.60
Financial Management Service 4 $48,917.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3 $65,267.33
Farm Service Agency 3 $49,677.67
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 3 $42,873.67
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $43,917.33
Geological Survey 3 $43,467.33
National Archives and Records Administration 3 $48,415.33
Office of Personnel Management 3 $40,315.00
Food and Nutrition Service 2 $41,124.00
Patent and Trademark Office 2 $42,679.00
Rural Housing Service 2 $43,660.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $37,222.50
National Gallery of Art 2 $49,215.00
Maritime Administration 2 $48,043.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 2 $43,910.50
National Labor Relations Board 1 $54,429.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $52,417.00
Presidio Trust 1 $46,582.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $51,540.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $53,967.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $47,438.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $55,472.00

Materials Handler Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Materials Handler is $48,312.58. The highest paid Materials Handler made $86,110 in 2011.

Common Materials Handler Payscales

Payscale Number of Materials Handler Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,427
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,054
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 134
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 65
FW - Wage Grade 38
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 35
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 33
KA - Kiess Act 11
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 7
KL - Non-craft - Leader 5
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 5
FS - Wage Supervisors 4
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 4
CE - Contract Education--year Long 4
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 2
FL - Wage Leaders 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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