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Picker Salary

Median pay for Pickers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $11.10 per hour. The majority of Pickers (68 percent) survey respondents are male. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$9.05 - $15.44
MEDIAN: $11.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Hourly Rate
$9.05 - $15.44  
$12.35 - $23.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$0.00 - $1,030  
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).
$19,468 - $36,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 257

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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.


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 $24K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $28K. Pickers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $29K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $23K on average.

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Experience Affects Picker Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


32 %
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 31%