Picker Salary

Pickers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $11.09 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.00 per hour on the lower end to $15.30 on the higher end. There are more male Pickers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 66 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction.

$9.00 - $15.30
(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
$9.00 - $15.30  
   
Overtime
$12.37 - $23.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
   
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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$19,262 - $37,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 314
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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $24K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $27K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $28K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $24K.

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Experience Affects Picker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$25,000

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

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
8%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 33%
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