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Picker Salary

Pickers in the United States take home approximately $11.07 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by a little over a half. There are more male Pickers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$9.03 - $15.51
MEDIAN: $11.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.03 - $15.51  
$12.25 - $23.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
$19,462 - $37,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 274

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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.

Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $24K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $27K. Pickers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $29K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $24K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Picker Salaries

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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: 65% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 32%