Materials Handler - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Materials Handler"

How much does a Materials Handler in the federal government get paid? $49,373.77* *Based on the 2015 average.

Materials Handler was the 90th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 2,663 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2015, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Materials Handler, with an average salary of $55,203.

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 1,054 $55,203.03
Veterans Health Administration 800 $43,977.86
Forest Service 91 $40,132.74
U.S. Coast Guard 66 $49,497.48
Social Security Administration 52 $50,465.02
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 48 $57,293.27
Indian Health Service 47 $44,087.45
Bureau of Land Management 43 $43,835.40
Federal Emergency Management Agency 40 $49,473.48
Government Printing Office 39 $38,935.08
U.S. Mint 37 $54,148.73
Federal Aviation Administration 37 $45,650.05
Agricultural Marketing Service 34 $26,525.29
Department of Energy 22 $74,653.14
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 21 $45,077.62
Federal Bureau of Investigation 19 $51,523.42
Departmental Administration 17 $48,840.41
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $51,375.31
National Institute of Standards and Technology 16 $42,662.06
Bureau of Reclamation 16 $59,406.13
Bureau of the Census 15 $47,220.27
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 12 $47,471.92
National Park Service 11 $47,286.91
Indian Affairs 10 $52,776.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 10 $42,021.40
Program Support Center 9 $47,973.44
Internal Revenue Service 8 $39,535.50
Federal Acquisition Service 7 $51,215.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 7 $46,188.14
Patent and Trademark Office 6 $43,277.67
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 6 $46,067.17
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 6 $40,772.83
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 5 $47,992.60
National Archives and Records Administration 4 $49,822.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 3 $45,392.67
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 3 $44,272.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $46,596.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3 $66,137.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $52,352.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $40,561.00
Geological Survey 2 $35,635.50
National Gallery of Art 2 $45,841.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $46,571.50
Departmental Offices 2 $43,557.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $48,439.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $47,792.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $41,218.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $54,958.00
Maritime Administration 1 $49,045.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $48,398.00
National Technical Information Service 1 $36,126.00
Presidio Trust 1 $48,731.00

Materials Handler Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Materials Handler is $49,373.77. The highest paid Materials Handler made $87,366 in 2015.

Common Materials Handler Payscales

Payscale Number of Materials Handler Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,253
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,140
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 100
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 40
FW - Wage Grade 32
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 32
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 30
KA - Kiess Act 8
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 7
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 5
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 4
FS - Wage Supervisors 3
CE - Contract Education--year Long 3
FL - Wage Leaders 2
KL - Non-craft - Leader 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 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.

Federal employee salaries are public information under open government laws (5 U.S.C. § 552). FederalPay provides this data in the interest of government transparency — employee data may not be used for commercial soliciting or vending of any kind. Learn more about the FederalPay Employees Dataset here.

The series code of this occupation is 6907.

** This Document Provided By - The Civil Employee's Resource **