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Picker Salary

The average Picker in the United States earns approximately $11.05 per hour. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. While nearly one in three report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Men make up the majority of Pickers (66 percent) survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$8.99 - $15.43
(Median)
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.99 - $15.43  
   
Overtime
$12.29 - $23.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $997  
   
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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$19,289 - $37,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 292
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Picker

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $23K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $27K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Pickers make a median salary of $29K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Pickers report making only $24K on average.

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Experience Affects Picker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$25,000

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 34%
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