Picker Salary

Pickers in the United States take home an average $11.55 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Pickers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by just over a half. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,866 - $50,502
$20K
$27K
$51K
MEDIAN: $27,072
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50%
90%

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$9.53 - $14.76
$9
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.55
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90%

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National Salary 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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,866 - $50,502  
   
Bonus
$0.48 - $4,946  
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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$20,181 - $35,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.53 - $14.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$13.67 - $22.50  
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
$0.48 - $4,946  
   
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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$20,181 - $35,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 442

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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Picker


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There are some Pickers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Warehouse Supervisors, where earnings are an average $41K annually. Pickers most often move into positions as Warehouse Workers or Forklift Operators; those groups report median salaries that are $1K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Picker

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


Pickers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $25K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $27K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $27K in this role. Pickers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $28K.

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Key Stats for Picker

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Picker Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$25,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Picker Salaries

forklift
▲20%

Packing
▲20%

National Average
$25,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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