Materials Handler - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Materials Handler"

How much does a Materials Handler in the federal government get paid? $50,330.68* *Based on the 2016 average.

Materials Handler was the 95th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 2,559 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2016, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Materials Handler, with an average salary of $56,006.

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 1,055 $56,006.42
Veterans Health Administration 805 $44,473.00
Forest Service 83 $41,139.25
Social Security Administration 52 $48,879.25
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 50 $57,636.46
Federal Emergency Management Agency 43 $49,394.67
Indian Health Service 42 $45,683.48
Government Printing Office 41 $54,654.73
Bureau of Land Management 39 $44,750.72
U.S. Mint 33 $56,455.64
Agricultural Marketing Service 32 $26,939.28
Federal Aviation Administration 30 $46,727.23
Department of Energy 21 $77,868.24
Federal Bureau of Investigation 20 $51,858.80
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 18 $45,466.61
Departmental Administration 16 $48,580.81
Bureau of the Census 15 $47,007.40
National Institute of Standards and Technology 15 $44,314.53
Bureau of Reclamation 14 $65,671.79
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 13 $50,446.23
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 11 $42,737.91
Indian Affairs 10 $53,594.30
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 9 $47,828.89
National Park Service 8 $45,410.50
Program Support Center 7 $48,522.00
Federal Acquisition Service 7 $51,799.14
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 6 $46,877.83
Internal Revenue Service 6 $40,421.67
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 6 $46,586.67
Patent and Trademark Office 5 $43,701.60
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 5 $47,296.20
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 4 $46,973.25
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $42,675.75
Geological Survey 3 $38,247.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $47,883.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $47,645.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $36,898.00
National Archives and Records Administration 3 $51,611.33
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $63,674.50
National Gallery of Art 2 $46,262.50
Maritime Administration 2 $44,411.00
Departmental Offices 2 $44,801.50
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $45,308.50
National Technical Information Service 1 $36,669.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $45,726.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $48,772.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $49,149.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $49,149.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $53,286.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $50,944.00
Presidio Trust 1 $51,485.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $41,823.00

Materials Handler Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Materials Handler is $50,330.68. The highest paid Materials Handler made $89,173 in 2016.

Common Materials Handler Payscales

Payscale Number of Materials Handler Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,162
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,136
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 96
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 42
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 32
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 27
FW - Wage Grade 26
KA - Kiess Act 8
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 7
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 7
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 4
CE - Contract Education--year Long 3
FL - Wage Leaders 2
FS - Wage Supervisors 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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