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Materials Handler - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Materials Handler"

How much does a Materials Handler in the federal government get paid? $51,330.22* *Based on the 2017 average.

Materials Handler was the 99th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 2,463 employed. The most common payscale was the supervisory pay schedules - federal wage payscale.

In 2017, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Materials Handler, with an average salary of $57,576.

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 1,023 $57,576.28
Veterans Health Administration 830 $45,402.92
Forest Service 71 $43,241.10
Social Security Administration 48 $50,807.48
Government Printing Office 45 $56,063.78
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 44 $59,068.98
Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 $49,963.73
Indian Health Service 39 $46,650.26
Federal Aviation Administration 31 $46,035.77
U.S. Mint 27 $877.95
Department of Energy 25 $77,241.96
Bureau of Land Management 19 $49,055.47
Bureau of the Census 18 $46,722.06
Federal Bureau of Investigation 18 $36,550.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 17 $45,205.00
Bureau of Reclamation 15 $68,027.93
National Institute of Standards and Technology 15 $47,196.80
Departmental Administration 13 $53,149.62
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 10 $44,281.70
Indian Affairs 10 $54,547.90
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 10 $52,540.10
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 10 $47,937.60
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 7 $43,853.86
National Park Service 7 $48,116.14
Federal Acquisition Service 6 $50,978.33
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 6 $49,427.17
Internal Revenue Service 6 $39,663.33
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 $46,393.60
Program Support Center 5 $50,419.60
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 5 $48,916.60
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $45,914.00
Patent and Trademark Office 4 $45,924.25
Geological Survey 3 $40,509.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $49,274.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $31,945.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $64,519.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $56,443.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $37,775.00
Maritime Administration 1 $47,396.00
Departmental Offices 1 $43,034.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $52,258.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $49,045.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $50,568.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $50,889.00
Presidio Trust 1 $57,267.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $44,641.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $45,163.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $47,062.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $57,874.00

Materials Handler Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Materials Handler is $51,330.22. The highest paid Materials Handler made $89,965 in 2017.

Common Materials Handler Payscales

Payscale Number of Materials Handler Employees
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,107
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,083
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 103
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 38
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 38
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 32
FW - Wage Grade 28
KA - Kiess Act 7
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 7
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 5
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 4
CE - Contract Education--year Long 3
FS - Wage Supervisors 2
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 2
FL - Wage Leaders 1
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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