Picker Salary

Pickers in the United States can expect wages of $11.19 per hour on average. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The majority of Pickers (68 percent) survey respondents are male. Although nearly one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and a little more than half get dental coverage, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,000 - $49,735
(Median)
$19K
$25K
$50K
MEDIAN: $25,014
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50%
90%

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$9.10 - $15.09
(Median)
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
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
$19,000 - $49,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
Profit Sharing
$1,050  
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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$19,244 - $36,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate 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$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.10 - $15.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$12.96 - $23.33  
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
$0.00 - $1,226  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,050  
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).
)
$19,244 - $36,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 404
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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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Many Pickers move into a Warehouse Supervisor role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $41K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Picker

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $24K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $26K. Pickers bring in $27K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $25K.

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Experience Affects Picker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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