Pickers in the United States take home an average $11.75 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one-third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and a little more than half have dental, too. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Pickers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Most Pickers survey respondents are men (71 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$20,273 - $61,902|
|Bonus||$0.52 - $4,902|
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|$20,241 - $35,151|
|Hourly Rate||$9.58 - $14.85|
|Overtime||$14.12 - $22.05|
|Bonus||$0.52 - $4,902|
|Total Pay (||$20,241 - $35,151|
Job Description for Picker
Pickers typically work in warehouse operations for retail, manufacturing, and other organizations. They are responsible for collecting and organizing items ordered by customers and clients, as well as preparing them for shipment. Order pickers typically either deposit these items into a sorting system to be sent to packers, or they may be responsible for the packing themselves. Smaller operations may also require pickers to load trucks.Read More...
Order picking is a process that requires pickers to be able to sort customer orders with high speed and efficiency for long stretches of time. Prospective applicants should be physically fit enough to move for much of their shift and have the strength to lift large, heavy objects safely for extensive periods of time without pausing. They must be able to respond quickly to pick requests and to have a sharp eye for detail. Order pickers work in scheduled shifts, which may be at any time of day, as many supply chain facilities operate 24 hours a day.
As this is often an entry-level position, picker jobs typically do not require any education beyond a high school diploma or equivalent. Employers will usually train order pickers on-site. Employment prospects may be significantly enhanced by having experience in a supply chain environment, in retail logistics, and/or with using equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks.
- Fill orders for the delivery, sale, and movement of products and goods.
- Operate equipment to collect, deliver, and package goods.
- Conduct inventories and maintain appearance and flow of goods and workspace.
- Utilize computer system to identify tasks, enter completed tasks and find goods.
Pay by Experience Level for Picker
Pay by Experience for a Picker has a positive trend. An entry-level Picker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 373 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Picker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Picker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 34 salaries. A Picker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 11 salaries.
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