Materials Handler - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Materials Handler"

How much does a Materials Handler in the federal government get paid? $48,460.92* *Based on the 2012 average.

Materials Handler was the 91st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 2,738 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2012, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Materials Handler, with an average salary of $54,192.

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 952 $54,191.68
Veterans Health Administration 793 $43,164.74
Federal Acquisition Service 121 $52,458.48
Forest Service 89 $40,540.81
U.S. Coast Guard 76 $47,847.57
Social Security Administration 69 $48,455.59
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 66 $56,158.91
Indian Health Service 47 $42,772.62
Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 $47,562.50
Federal Aviation Administration 39 $44,116.49
Government Printing Office 38 $43,313.48
U.S. Mint 36 $55,937.22
Agricultural Marketing Service 35 $25,632.51
Bureau of Land Management 32 $44,532.63
Federal Bureau of Investigation 24 $49,226.88
Bureau of the Census 22 $44,434.91
Department of Energy 21 $69,684.10
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 18 $50,212.39
National Park Service 17 $44,205.12
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 17 $43,105.76
Departmental Administration 17 $47,690.35
Bureau of Reclamation 14 $56,539.71
Indian Affairs 12 $47,453.58
National Institute of Standards and Technology 12 $42,524.17
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 11 $45,827.36
Program Support Center 11 $46,815.09
Internal Revenue Service 11 $38,030.91
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 10 $41,637.70
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 10 $44,008.40
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 7 $45,463.86
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 7 $38,624.29
Office of Administration 6 $47,727.17
Bureau of the Public Debt 5 $43,978.60
National Technical Information Service 4 $47,267.50
National Archives and Records Administration 4 $47,103.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 4 $44,386.50
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 3 $43,374.67
Geological Survey 3 $39,513.67
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3 $65,267.33
Farm Service Agency 3 $50,324.67
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $45,155.33
Financial Management Service 3 $50,722.00
Office of Personnel Management 2 $38,651.50
National Gallery of Art 2 $50,070.50
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 2 $40,967.50
Patent and Trademark Office 2 $42,679.00
Maritime Administration 2 $48,043.00
Rural Housing Service 2 $43,734.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $38,021.00
Presidio Trust 1 $46,582.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $53,104.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $44,139.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $55,472.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $54,929.00

Materials Handler Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Materials Handler is $48,460.92. The highest paid Materials Handler made $80,270 in 2012.

Common Materials Handler Payscales

Payscale Number of Materials Handler Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,353
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,068
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 130
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 56
FW - Wage Grade 34
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 28
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 25
KA - Kiess Act 12
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 6
KL - Non-craft - Leader 5
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 5
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 4
FS - Wage Supervisors 3
CE - Contract Education--year Long 3
FL - Wage Leaders 2
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 2
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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