Picker Salary

An average Picker in the United States can expect to take home roughly $11.09 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.03 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.37 on the higher side. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Pickers who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. While close to a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and a little over a half have dental, as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,111 - $51,254
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$51K
MEDIAN: $32,759
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$9.03 - $15.37
(Median)
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,111 - $51,254  
   
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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$19,329 - $37,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.03 - $15.37  
   
Overtime
$12.35 - $23.58  
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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$19,329 - $37,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $24K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $27K. Pickers bring in $28K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $24K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 34%
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