How much does a Materials Handler III make in the United States? The average Materials Handler III salary in the United States is $47,815 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $42,563 and $54,418. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Materials Handler III Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Materials Handler III Salary $37,780 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Materials Handler III Salary $42,563 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Materials Handler III Salary $47,815 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Materials Handler III Salary $54,418 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Materials Handler III Salary $60,430 US January 26, 2024
25% $42,563 10% $37,780 90% $60,430 75% $54,418 $47,815 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Commitment: An agreement or pledge to do something in the future a commitment to improve conditions at the prison especially : an engagement to assume a financial obligation at a future date.


Continuous Improvement: A continual improvement process, also often called a continuous improvement process (abbreviated as CIP or CI), is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes. These efforts can seek "incremental" improvement over time or "breakthrough" improvement all at once. Delivery (customer valued) processes are constantly evaluated and improved in the light of their efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility. Some see CIPs as a meta-process for most management systems (such as business process management, quality management, project management, and program management). W. Edwards Deming, a pioneer of the field, saw it as part of the 'system' whereby feedback from the process and customer were evaluated against organisational goals. The fact that it can be called a management process does not mean that it needs to be executed by 'management'; but rather merely that it makes decisions about the implementation of the delivery process and the design of the delivery process itself.


Supply chain: A supply chain encompasses everything from the delivery of source materials from the supplier to the manufacturer through to its eventual delivery to the end user.

Commitment 5.02%
Continuous Improvement 2.57%
Supply chain 4.39%
Others 88.02%

Job Description for Materials Handler III

Materials Handler III is responsible for the loading and unloading of materials within a warehouse or storage facility. Utilizes hand trucks, forklifts, hoists, conveyors, or other handling equipment to move material to and from aircraft, trucks or trains and within the storage facility. Being a Materials Handler III records flow information of materials and products and ensures the accuracy. May assist in the training of lower level material handlers. Additionally, Materials Handler III may provide training to lower level material handlers. Requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Materials Handler III works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. To be a Materials Handler III typically requires 3-5 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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For Materials Handler III, the first career path typically progresses to Materials Handling Supervisor.

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Materials Handler III salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Materials Handler III, the highest Materials Handler III salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Materials Handler III salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Materials Handler III salary is in Miami, FL, where the Materials Handler III salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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