Picker Salary

Pickers in the United States take home an average $11.75 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one-third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and a little more than half have dental, too. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Pickers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Most Pickers survey respondents are men (71 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,273 - $61,902
$20K
$28K
$62K
MEDIAN: $27,533
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$9.58 - $14.85
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MEDIAN: $11.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$20,273 - $61,902  
   
Bonus
$0.52 - $4,902  
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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$20,241 - $35,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $14.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$14.12 - $22.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.52 - $4,902  
   
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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$20,241 - $35,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 471

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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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Pickers sometimes assume positions such as Warehouse Supervisors. That role pays $41K per year on average. However, Pickers typically graduate to Warehouse Workers or Material Handlers.

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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.

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Key Stats for Picker

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Picker Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$26,000

▼2%

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 65 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 34%
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