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Driver/Material Handler Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$30,000
$27,000
$30,000
$33,000
Driver/material handlers in the United States make an average salary of $30,290 per year or $14.56 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $33,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Minnesota, Wyoming, Washington, New York, and Alaska provide the highest driver/material handler salaries.
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Map of Driver/Material Handler Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Driver/Material Handlers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Driver/Material Handler Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a driver/material handler is roughly $30,290 per year, which boils down to $14.56 per hour. Interestingly enough, driver/material handlers have the highest salaries in Moorhead, MN at about $36,544 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Moorhead, MN is $29,000. Additionally, driver/material handlers make more than the average salary in Seattle, WA, Medford, MA, Las Vegas, NV, Baltimore, MD, and Lawrenceville, GA. On a more broad level, driver/material handler salaries are highest in Minnesota, Wyoming, Washington, New York, Alaska, Nevada, and Rhode Island. On the contrary, Kentucky, Alabama, and Nebraska offer the lowest driver/material handler salaries.

City
Average Salary
Moorhead, MN
Moorhead, MN
$36,544
$37k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$35,627
$36k
Medford, MA
Medford, MA
$34,598
$35k
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
$34,586
$35k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$34,186
$34k
Lawrenceville, GA
Lawrenceville, GA
$33,557
$34k
Benicia, CA
Benicia, CA
$33,401
$33k
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
$33,105
$33k
Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
$33,087
$33k
Sterling, VA
Sterling, VA
$33,000
$33k

High Paying Driver/Material Handler Jobs

Average Driver/Material Handler Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a driver/material handler, being employed by a company such as ABB or Baxter International would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like US Venture and Balchem also report highly competitive salaries for driver/material handlers.

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Driver/Material Handler Salary History

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    Average Driver/Material Handler Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, driver/material handler salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that automotive, retail, and transportation companies tend to offer much higher salaries for driver/material handlers. For example, driver/material handlers make a whopping average salary of $36,250 while working for automotive companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $31,093 at retail companies and $30,316 at transportation companies. But driver/material handlers may want to avoid working in the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $27,759.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $36,250
    $36k
    Retail
    Retail
    $31,093
    $31k
    Transportation
    Transportation
    $30,316
    $30k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $29,984
    $30k
    Construction
    Construction
    $29,614
    $30k
    Professional
    Professional
    $27,759
    $28k

    Driver/Material Handler Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a driver/material handler can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Driver/Material Handler Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Local Driver/Material Handler
    Local Driver/Material Handler
    Amarillo, TX
    Amarillo, TX
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $41,218
    $41,218
    10/31/2020
    Material Handler: BWI Airport Must Have A Valid Driver's License
    Material Handler: BWI Airport Must Have A Valid Driver's License
    Baltimore, MD
    Baltimore, MD
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $32,954
    $32,954
    10/30/2020
    Forklift Driver/Material Handler
    Forklift Driver/Material Handler
    Garden Grove, CA
    Garden Grove, CA
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
    10/28/2020
    Material Handler AM Shift at Richmond Airport. . Must Have A Valid Driver's Lice
    Material Handler AM Shift at Richmond Airport. . Must Have A Valid Driver's Lice
    Richmond, VA
    Richmond, VA
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $29,969
    $29,969
    10/22/2020
    Driver-Goods-Materials-Psngr SW Kitchen
    Driver-Goods-Materials-Psngr SW Kitchen
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/16/2020
    Warehouse Material Handler/Driver Helper Retention Bonus
    Warehouse Material Handler/Driver Helper Retention Bonus
    Charlotte, NC
    Charlotte, NC
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $29,218
    $29,218
    10/16/2020
    Driver-Goods-Materials-Psngr
    Driver-Goods-Materials-Psngr
    Lake Forest, IL
    Lake Forest, IL
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/16/2020
    Regional Driver/Material Handler
    Regional Driver/Material Handler
    Buckeye, AZ
    Buckeye, AZ
    10/15/2020
    10/15/2020
    $65,000
    $65,000
    10/15/2020
    Regional Driver/Material Handler
    Regional Driver/Material Handler
    Moriarty, NM
    Moriarty, NM
    10/15/2020
    10/15/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    10/15/2020
    Local Driver/Material Handler
    Local Driver/Material Handler
    Amarillo, TX
    Amarillo, TX
    09/30/2020
    09/30/2020
    $41,218
    $41,218
    09/30/2020