For Pickers, hourly average wages total $11.43 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although the greater part have medical coverage and slightly more than half have dental coverage, approximately one in three claim no health benefits at all. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Pickers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Male Pickers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field.

$19,653 - $51,600
(Median)
$20K
$27K
$52K
MEDIAN: $27,000
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$9.52 - $14.64
(Median)
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,653 - $51,600  
   
Bonus
$0.52 - $2,043  
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,162 - $35,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.52 - $14.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$13.46 - $22.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.52 - $2,043  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,162 - $35,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 429
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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.

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Picker Tasks

  • Conduct inventories and maintain appearance and flow of goods and workspace.
  • Utilize computer system to identify tasks, enter completed tasks and find goods.
  • Fill orders for the delivery, sale, and movement of products and goods.
  • Operate equipment to collect, deliver, and package goods.

Common Career Paths for Picker


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For Pickers, progressing to a Warehouse Supervisor role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Warehouse Supervisor can earn $41K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Picker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $25K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $26K. Pickers see a median salary of $29K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $28K.

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Experience Affects Picker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Picker Salaries

forklift
up arrow 17%

National Average
$25,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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