Average Materials Specialist Salary
$57,000 yearly
$27.50 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$32,000
10 %
$57,000
Median
$99,000
90 %
What Is The Average Materials Specialist Salary?
The average materials specialist salary is $57,209 per year, or $27.5 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $32,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $99,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Texas, New York, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Virginia provide the highest materials specialist salaries.

Average Materials Specialist Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Materials Specialist average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$46,664
$22.43
Alaska
$35,889
$17.25
Arizona
$47,214
$22.70
Arkansas
$49,725
$23.91
California
$51,725
$24.87
Colorado
$43,268
$20.80
Connecticut
$53,531
$25.74
Delaware
$57,688
$27.73
District of Columbia
$54,572
$26.24
Florida
$46,869
$22.53
Georgia
$46,469
$22.34
Hawaii
$36,078
$17.35
Idaho
$35,598
$17.11
Illinois
$36,944
$17.76
Indiana
$37,447
$18.00
Iowa
$38,739
$18.62
Kansas
$43,456
$20.89
Kentucky
$43,575
$20.95
Louisiana
$50,174
$24.12
Maine
$39,914
$19.19
Maryland
$54,600
$26.25
Massachusetts
$54,714
$26.30
Michigan
$50,197
$24.13
Minnesota
$42,578
$20.47
Mississippi
$46,547
$22.38
Missouri
$41,679
$20.04
Montana
$33,057
$15.89
Nebraska
$39,067
$18.78
Nevada
$51,796
$24.90
New Hampshire
$39,419
$18.95
New Jersey
$47,072
$22.63
New Mexico
$51,710
$24.86
New York
$59,655
$28.68
North Carolina
$47,178
$22.68
North Dakota
$38,614
$18.56
Ohio
$43,086
$20.71
Oklahoma
$45,498
$21.87
Oregon
$40,205
$19.33
Pennsylvania
$56,120
$26.98
Rhode Island
$58,602
$28.17
South Carolina
$42,389
$20.38
South Dakota
$36,467
$17.53
Tennessee
$51,673
$24.84
Texas
$69,353
$33.34
Utah
$36,019
$17.32
Vermont
$40,327
$19.39
Virginia
$56,178
$27.01
Washington
$40,191
$19.32
West Virginia
$48,615
$23.37
Wisconsin
$39,674
$19.07
Wyoming
$38,476
$18.50

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Highest Paying Cities For Materials Specialist

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Houston, TX
$70,488
$33.89
New York, NY
$60,612
$29.14
Bethlehem, PA
$57,192
$27.50
Boston, MA
$54,407
$26.16
Santa Clara, CA
$52,694
$25.33
Detroit, MI
$50,906
$24.47

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Average Materials Specialist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $57,200
    $27.50
    +4.8%
    2020
    $54,500
    $26.19
    +2.6%
    2019
    $53,100
    $25.51
    +2.6%
    2018
    $51,700
    $24.85
    +1.6%
    2017
    $50,900
    $24.45
    +1.6%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Inventory Control Clerk

    Avg. salary: $31,125

    An inventory control clerk is responsible for managing the stock inventory, recording incoming and outgoing deliveries, and inspecting proper labeling before moving the products to the storage areas. Inventory control clerks resolve inventory discrepancies, checking and reviewing product details and reports from the warehouse software database. They also monitor shipment details, confirm orders, and process payments. An inventory control clerk must have excellent knowledge of data processing since this job requires them to perform various administrative and clerical tasks as needed to ensure the smooth operations within the department.
    97,517 Inventory Control Clerk Jobs
    Warehouse Coordinator

    Avg. salary: $30,925

    A warehouse coordinator is responsible for monitoring the supply and distribution operations of a warehouse, loading and unloading merchandise from the delivery trucks, and storing items appropriately on the facility. Warehouse coordinators assist in packing and labeling items, pulling out products from delivery, and ensuring the correct quantity and quality of the items before release. They also inspect the efficiency and performance of warehouse tools and equipment, especially on schedule for regular maintenance, and call for repairs as needed.
    95,127 Warehouse Coordinator Jobs
    Inventory Controller

    Avg. salary: $30,955

    An inventory controller is responsible for performing duties for the inventory department of an organization. Inventory controllers ensure the adequacy of the product and materials needed for daily operations. They maintain inventory reports, manage stock supplies, negotiate with third-party vendors for orders of quality products, monitor deliveries, verifying orders for shipment, handling the employee and customers' requests for supplies, and receiving orders efficiently. Inventory controllers keep receipts of all inventory transactions, as well as inspecting the quality of the inventory items, requiring them to have excellent analytical and critical-thinking skills.
    34,900 Inventory Controller Jobs
    Warehouse Worker

    Avg. salary: $28,110

    Warehouse workers are employees assigned to handle tasks inside the company's warehouse. They are in charge of managing the entry and exit of goods inside the warehouse, ensure that the inventory is up-to-date, and check the quality of the goods that are stored. Warehouse workers receive the items that are delivered to the warehouse, ensure that the items are complete using the delivery list, and keep the items safe in the designated area in the warehouse. They also clear any items that will exit the warehouse by ensuring that only the items that are on the list will be removed from the warehouse, and checking if these items are safely packed before leaving.
    144,641 Warehouse Worker Jobs
    Storekeeper

    Avg. salary: $30,491

    Storekeepers are skilled professionals who are responsible for managing all the operations of a storeroom of an organization. These storekeepers are required to ensure that storeroom personnel under their supervision are following the general rules and regulations of the organization while maintaining an orderly and safe working environment. They are must maintain and revamp the inventory management system while preparing reports for their superiors. Storekeepers must also respond to customer requests and provide customer service with other divisions of the materials management department.
    15,145 Storekeeper Jobs
    Distribution Technician

    Avg. salary: $28,590

    A distribution technician has a variety of duties and responsibilities, including collecting and delivering materials, receiving documents, packages, and messages, and transporting them safely to their destination. Other tasks that you will likely perform include managing the inventory and completing data entry, preparing documentation and reports, and coordinating logistics for the shipment of products. Additional duties include providing quality service to customers and distributors, resolving inventory discrepancies, and collecting and updating customer information. You may also be tasked to conduct field and laboratory testing of construction materials.
    25,932 Distribution Technician Jobs

    Materials Specialist Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a materials specialist 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.

    Which Companies Pay Materials Specialists The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like B3h and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions as they offer the highest salaries for materials specialists.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Materials Specialist SalaryMaterials Specialist Salary Range
    1B3h
    3.6
    $93,194
    $64k
    $102k
    2Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
    4.8
    $86,626
    $64k
    $102k
    3Apple
    4.7
    $85,868
    $64k
    $102k
    4BP America
    4.9
    $81,478
    $64k
    $102k
    5Superior Energy Services
    4.6
    $80,625
    $64k
    $102k
    6Ball
    4.7
    $80,082
    $64k
    $102k

    Recently Added Materials Specialist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Express Employment Professionals-Springfield
    Materials Specialist
    Materials Specialist
    Springfield, MO
    08/05/2021
    $28,175
    08/05/2021
    Materials Specialist
    South San Francisco, CA
    08/05/2021
    $41,740
    08/05/2021
    The Staffing Resource Group, Inc.
    Materials Specialist
    Materials Specialist
    Portsmouth, NH
    08/05/2021
    $44,244
    08/05/2021
    Materials Specialist-Days
    Alexandria, MN
    08/05/2021
    $35,479
    08/05/2021
    Scheduling and Materials Management Specialist
    Bethany, CT
    08/04/2021
    $50,000
    08/04/2021
    Express Pros Mt Vernon
    Materials Specialist/Shipping
    Materials Specialist/Shipping
    Oak Harbor, WA
    08/03/2021
    $31,305
    08/03/2021
    National General Insurance
    Material Damage Specialist
    Material Damage Specialist
    Wall, NJ
    08/03/2021
    $30,000
    08/03/2021
    Material Specialist-1ST Shift-East Peoria-Bldg KK
    East Peoria, IL
    07/31/2021
    $34,853
    07/31/2021
    Allegion Plc
    Material Specialist 4
    Material Specialist 4
    Colorado Springs, CO
    07/31/2021
    $32,933
    07/31/2021
    Lumen Technologies
    Inventory Materials Specialist
    Inventory Materials Specialist
    Tulsa, OK
    07/29/2021
    $33,300
    07/29/2021

    Average Materials Specialist Salary by Demographic

    Materials Specialist Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $62,126
    female-income
    Female Income
    $59,401
    Median Materials Specialist Income by Race
    Asian materials specialists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american materials specialists have the lowest average salary at $59,013.
    $64,000
    $63,000
    $62,000
    $61,000
    $60,000
    $59,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$59,913
    White$61,451
    Black or African American$59,013
    Asian$62,151
    Hispanic or Latino$61,289
    Average Materials Specialist Salary by Education Level
    Materials specialists with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $73,989 annually. With a Bachelors degree, materials specialists earn a median annual income of $69,105 compared to $65,785 for materials specialists with an Associate degree.
    $75,000
    $72,000
    $69,000
    $66,000
    $63,000
    $60,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$62,126
    Master's Degree$73,989
    Bachelor's Degree$69,105
    Some College/ Associate Degree$65,785