Order Filler Salary
Job Description for Order Filler
An order filler plays a key role in logistics and shipping operations as part of a business that sends goods to customers. This person receives customer orders and then works to prepare and package them for pick-up by the shipper or customer, or for direct loading into a company-owned shipping pipeline. In large warehouse operations, the order filler may work with warehouse pickers to gather goods to prepare them for shipping. In smaller operations, the order filler may be involved in both picking the proper goods from warehouse storage and preparing them for prompt shipment.Read More...
Typically, an order filler receives a batch of customer orders through a computer report or readout; then, they either carefully pick these items or post them for warehouse pickers to select. As each order is gathered, the order filler carefully checks part and item numbers for a match and then packages the goods according to company policies. Typically, the order filler also prints mailing labels and printed postage or prepaid meter labels as required by an outside shipper.
Order fillers must be able to work quickly and with a great deal of organization. Outgoing orders may need to be sorted by destination or shipping media. For most companies, formal education is less important than warehouse experience and the ability to meet physical requirements for the position. Order fillers work in a warehouse and shipping environment, and they may work during regular business hours; however, many larger companies operate warehouses in shifts that require order fillers to be available for evenings and overnight work as necessary.
Order Filler Tasks
- Go to the product area and move ordered items from its shelf to the checking station by hand or by using equipment.
- Rotate stock so that newest arrivals are in the back.
- Pack products for shipment including weighing, labeling, and loading.
- Check orders for accuracy, destination information, expiration dates, and completeness.
Common Career Paths for Order Filler
There are some Order Fillers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Warehouse Managers, where earnings are an average $43K annually. The most common career progression for Order Fillers leads to becoming a Warehouse Supervisor, where average pay is $41K annually. However, many Order Fillers also opt to become Warehouse Workers. Typically, a Warehouse Worker brings home $26K.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Order Filler
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc pays the most with a median salary of $39K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $23K to a high of $48K.
Pay by Experience Level for Order Filler
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Order Fillers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $31K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $33K. Order Fillers see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.