Picker Salary

Average Pickers in the United States make around $11.76 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly one-third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. Most Pickers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Male Pickers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,266 - $62,339
$19K
$26K
$62K
MEDIAN: $26,031
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50%
90%

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$9.66 - $14.85
$9
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.76
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$0$62K
Salary $19,266 - $62,339
Bonus $0.59 - $4,832
Profit Sharing $1,600
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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$20,425 - $34,938
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $9.66 - $14.85
Hourly Tips $5.00
Overtime $13.61 - $21.98
Annual Data $0$34K
Bonus $0.59 - $4,832
Profit Sharing $1,600
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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$20,425 - $34,938
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 472

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Pickers sometimes become Warehouse Supervisors, where the average income is $41K per year. It is more probable, however, that Pickers become Warehouse Workers or Material Handlers.

Picker Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Picker

Pay by Experience for a Picker has a positive trend. An entry-level Picker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 373 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Picker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Picker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 34 salaries. A Picker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 11 salaries.

Picker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Picker?

Picker in Moreno Valley:
"Boring."
Pros: Being able to wear shorts and tennis shoes to work.
Cons:

Picker in Murfreesboro:
"Fast pace work, with very little breaks."
Pros:
Cons: Hard work for low pay.

Picker in Greenland:
"Cole haan."
Pros: The work, the people and the overtime.
Cons: Not knowing when we're getting out, the forced shift changes.

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Key Stats for Picker

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Picker Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$26,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Picker Salaries

forklift
▲18%

Packing
▲18%

National Average
$26,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 34%
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