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How Much Does a Material Handler Earn In The United States?

Material Handler Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$29,000
$24,000
$29,000
$35,000
Material handlers in the United States make an average salary of $29,513 per year or $14.19 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $24,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $35,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Washington, Minnesota, Wyoming, and Oregon provide the highest material handler salaries.
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Where Material Handlers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where material handlers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Material Handlers Earn In Different Cities?

While a material handler can average a salary of $29,513 per year, or $14.19 per hour, there are many opportunities for material handlers to make more. For example, in Seattle, WA you might make $37,011 per year. Other high-paying locations include Minneapolis, MN, Portland, OR and Denver, CO. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Seattle, WA where the average starting salary is $29,000. The highest paying states for material handlers include Alaska, Washington and Minnesota. Meanwhile, Arkansas, Georgia, and North Carolina offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary
Seattle, WA
Salary Range32k - 41k$37k$37,011
Minneapolis, MN
Salary Range31k - 39k$35k$35,441
Portland, OR
Salary Range30k - 39k$35k$34,792
Denver, CO
Salary Range29k - 38k$34k$33,885

Richmond, CA

Salary Range29k - 37k$33k$33,398
Reno, NV
Salary Range29k - 37k$33k$33,340

Cedar Rapids, IA

Salary Range29k - 37k$33k$33,038

Kansas City, KS

Salary Range28k - 37k$32k$32,474

Billings, MT

Salary Range27k - 34k$31k$31,047
Kansas City, MO
Salary Range27k - 35k$31k$31,025
$22k
$41k

High Paying Material Handler Jobs

Which Companies Pay Material Handlers The Most?

To earn a high income as a material handler, working for Tennessee Valley Authority or CSAT Solutions might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Indian Health Service and AdvanSix report highly competitive salaries for material handlers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Tennessee Valley Authority
Salary Range42k - 50k$46k$46,174
CSAT Solutions
Salary Range35k - 43k$39k$39,426
Indian Health Service
Salary Range37k - 41k$39k$39,305
AdvanSix
Salary Range36k - 41k$39k$38,699
Agilent Technologies
Salary Range36k - 40k$39k$38,620
AEM
Salary Range35k - 41k$38k$38,432
Pepco Holdings
Salary Range36k - 40k$38k$38,270
Alamo Group
Salary Range35k - 39k$38k$37,845
GlaxoSmithKline
Salary Range35k - 39k$38k$37,546
Varian Medical Systems
Salary Range35k - 39k$37k$37,249
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    How Much Do Material Handlers Make In Different Industries?

    Material handler salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with automotive, manufacturing, and transportation companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a material handler can make a yearly salary of $34,277 while working for automotive companies. All the while, other material handlers are making $32,299 at manufacturing companies and $32,290 at transportation companies. One industry material handlers may want to avoid is the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $29,404.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Automotive

    Salary Range31k - 36k$34k$34,277

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range29k - 34k$32k$32,299

    Transportation

    Salary Range29k - 35k$32k$32,290

    Technology

    Salary Range29k - 34k$32k$31,635

    Health Care

    Salary Range27k - 34k$31k$30,809

    Retail

    Salary Range28k - 33k$31k$30,658

    Professional

    Salary Range26k - 32k$29k$29,404
    $26k
    $36k

    How Experience Affects Material Handler Salaries

    The salary for a 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.

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