Materials Handler - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "Materials Handler"

How much does a Materials Handler in the federal government get paid? $48,719.62* *Based on the 2014 average.

Materials Handler was the 115th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 2,726 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2014, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Materials Handler, with an average salary of $54,705.

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 1,015 $54,705.14
Veterans Health Administration 823 $43,500.66
Forest Service 85 $40,606.80
U.S. Coast Guard 71 $48,850.14
Federal Acquisition Service 61 $53,443.84
Social Security Administration 55 $48,995.18
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 52 $56,207.23
Indian Health Service 46 $44,157.78
Federal Emergency Management Agency 45 $48,942.42
Bureau of Land Management 43 $43,787.26
Agricultural Marketing Service 42 $26,164.76
Government Printing Office 38 $32,762.97
U.S. Mint 37 $54,327.32
Federal Aviation Administration 36 $44,617.25
Department of Energy 23 $71,317.83
Federal Bureau of Investigation 19 $51,802.00
Departmental Administration 18 $47,390.89
Bureau of the Census 18 $46,432.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 17 $44,559.29
Bureau of Reclamation 15 $59,504.07
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 15 $51,061.60
National Park Service 14 $45,120.71
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 12 $46,927.08
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 11 $44,846.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 11 $42,098.18
Program Support Center 10 $47,099.30
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 9 $42,108.67
Internal Revenue Service 8 $38,776.75
Indian Affairs 8 $49,881.88
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 7 $45,566.43
Office of Administration 6 $48,292.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 6 $39,889.50
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 5 $47,315.40
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 5 $44,186.00
Patent and Trademark Office 5 $43,785.00
National Archives and Records Administration 4 $48,752.25
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 3 $43,819.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $45,656.00
Farm Service Agency 3 $51,437.33
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3 $65,699.00
National Technical Information Service 2 $39,830.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $39,834.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $41,541.50
Maritime Administration 2 $48,544.00
Departmental Offices 2 $45,381.50
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $39,131.00
Geological Survey 1 $35,646.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $45,497.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $39,173.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $48,618.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $53,756.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $47,918.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $47,959.00
Presidio Trust 1 $47,521.00

Materials Handler Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Materials Handler is $48,719.62.

Common Materials Handler Payscales

Payscale Number of Materials Handler Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,324
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,115
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 117
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 44
FW - Wage Grade 31
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 29
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 26
KA - Kiess Act 10
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 7
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 6
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
KL - Non-craft - Leader 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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