Picker Packer

Job Description

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy being part of a team? If so, a job as a Picker Packer may be a good fit for you. 

Picker Packers are vital members of order fulfillment teams — finding, moving, and packing orders for shipment. It can be a fast-paced job where filling orders swiftly is paramount. It could be a good fit for motivated candidates who can perform an active job on their feet for long periods. 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Check inventory, find, and collect merchandise for shipping
  • Verify and record outgoing products
  • Prepare items and assemble packages for shipping
  • Load items as needed to move throughout a distribution center
  • Comply with all warehouse safety rules and guidelines

Education and Background

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Employers prefer candidates with experience working in a warehouse setting.

Skills and Proficiencies

  • Ability to read and understand delivery orders, and work with minimal guidance
  • Ability to operate computers and relevant warehouse management software
  • Follow safe work practices and procedures
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Physical stamina

Compensation

According to Payscale the median annual salary of a Picker Packer with

1 Year of Experience:

  • Orlando, Florida: $27,000
  • Tampa, Florida: $27,000
  • Jacksonville, Florida: $24,000
  • Miami, Florida: $25,000
  • Atlanta, Georgia: $25,000
  • Chicago, Illinois: $29,000
  • Houston, Texas: $25,000
  • Los Angeles, California: $27,000
  • New York City, New York: $27,000
  • Seattle, Washington: $31,000
  • Overall: $26,000

5 Years of Experience:

  • Orlando, Florida: $32,000
  • Tampa, Florida: $31,000
  • Jacksonville, Florida: $29,000
  • Miami, Florida: $33,000
  • Atlanta, Georgia: $29,000
  • Chicago, Illinois: $31,000
  • Houston, Texas: $33,000
  • Los Angeles, California: $35,000
  • New York City, New York: $33,000
  • Seattle, Washington: $34,000
  • Overall: $32,000

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Career Path

Often, new Picker Packers might start with an entry-level position, but with experience, they can grow their skills and abilities and move into leadership roles. 

Position Trends

With automation affecting almost every industry in some way, it’s reasonable to expect that it also will impact Picker Packer functions to a degree. Many Picker Packer tasks can only be done by a person, however.

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for Hand Laborers and Material Movers (which includes Picker Packers), is projected to experience four percent job growth through 2028, about as fast as average for all occupations. 

Typical Hours

The typical work hours for a Picker Packer are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in a warehouse setting. With materials often shipping around the clock, overtime or weekend hours aren’t uncommon, depending upon the employer. 

Where You Can Find Jobs

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  • Monster 
  • Zip Recruiter

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