Updated August 22, 2022

Average Sorter Salary

$15.13hourly

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$31,465 yearly

Entry level Salary
$24,000 yearly
$24,000
10 %
$31,465
Median
$39,000
90 %

How much does a Sorter make?

Sorters make $31,465 per year on average, or $15.13 per hour, in the United States. Sorters on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $24,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $39,000.

Location impacts how much a sorter can expect to make. Sorters make the most in Vermont, Alaska, Maine, New Hampshire, and North Dakota.

Highest Paying States For Sorters

The darker areas on the map show where sorters earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Sorter average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Maine$38,455$18.4953
2North Dakota$36,482$17.5425
3Indiana$36,203$17.41118
4New Hampshire$37,913$18.2327
5Montana$35,859$17.2423
6Kansas$36,279$17.4447
7Minnesota$35,477$17.06143
8Vermont$39,885$19.185
9Wisconsin$34,164$16.43139
10West Virginia$34,416$16.5515
11Iowa$33,909$16.3070
12Nevada$35,081$16.8716
13Ohio$32,687$15.71301
14Massachusetts$35,357$17.00152
15Alaska$38,882$18.693
16South Dakota$33,900$16.3010
17Pennsylvania$32,314$15.54512
18Kentucky$32,134$15.45151
19Connecticut$34,852$16.7653
20Washington$36,023$17.3230
21Delaware$34,542$16.6112
22New York$35,209$16.93151
23New Jersey$33,593$16.151,263
24Mississippi$32,087$15.4353
25Utah$33,935$16.3128
26Maryland$34,632$16.6594
27Arizona$31,714$15.25151
28Rhode Island$33,566$16.147
29California$33,720$16.21355
30Colorado$33,809$16.2532
31Michigan$30,424$14.63140
32Tennessee$29,866$14.36118
33Illinois$31,675$15.23215
34Oregon$33,286$16.0020
35Arkansas$30,334$14.5837
36Wyoming$30,424$14.637
37New Mexico$32,252$15.515
38Nebraska$31,582$15.1812
39Louisiana$31,543$15.1610
40Idaho$29,213$14.0444
41Missouri$30,761$14.7955
42North Carolina$29,939$14.3978
43Georgia$29,113$14.0072
44Hawaii$31,644$15.212
45Alabama$28,952$13.9221
46Virginia$29,832$14.3460
47South Carolina$28,428$13.6728
48District of Columbia$30,996$14.901
49Texas$28,443$13.67114
50Florida$25,940$12.47105
51Oklahoma$27,490$13.2211

Highest Paying Cities For Sorters

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Portland, ME$38,534$18.53
2Grand Forks, ND$36,809$17.70
3Kansas City, KS$36,612$17.60
4Tacoma, WA$36,086$17.35
5Indianapolis, IN$35,840$17.23
6Buffalo, NY$35,711$17.17
7Saint Paul, MN$35,474$17.05
8Wellesley, MA$35,391$17.01
9Enfield, CT$35,072$16.86
10Milwaukee, WI$34,085$16.39
11Salt Lake City, UT$33,999$16.35
12Broomfield, CO$33,996$16.34
13Portland, OR$33,289$16.00
14Covington, KY$33,021$15.88
15Easton, PA$32,742$15.74

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Portland, ME
  2. Grand Forks, ND
  3. Kansas City, KS
  4. Tacoma, WA
  5. Indianapolis, IN

Sorter Salary Details

Average Sorter Salary Graph
Average Sorter Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Sorter's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$39,000$3,250$19
75th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17
Average$31,465$2,622$15
25th Percentile$27,000$2,250$13
10th Percentile$24,000$2,000$12

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Package Handler$32,785$2,732$15.7693,831
Grader$32,225$2,685$15.49674

Which Companies Pay Sorters The Most?

The highest paying companies for sorters are Steel Dynamics and Seneca Foods according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Jubilee Ministries and Cargill report highly competitive wages for sorters.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Steel Dynamics$41,991$20.192
2Seneca Foods$40,971$19.70
3Jubilee Ministries$39,795$19.132
4Cargill$38,932$18.723
5SRI Surgical Express$38,594$18.553
6UPS$38,537$18.533,993
7Chewy$38,160$18.352
8Lydall, Inc.$37,708$18.13
9Campbells$37,372$17.97
10Waste Connections$37,296$17.932
11FedEx$37,135$17.856,645
12Harsco$36,724$17.66
13Waste Management$36,485$17.5412
14MacLean-Fogg$35,413$17.032
15Amazon$35,313$16.9814,854
16WestRock$35,305$16.9710
17Staples$35,287$16.96
18Gordon Food Service$35,245$16.9410
19Unifrax$34,862$16.761
20Freedom Graphic Systems$34,809$16.742

Sorter Salary Trends

Average Sorter Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Sorter Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$31,500$15.13+9.0%
    2021$28,600$13.76+4.8%
    2020$27,200$13.10+4.5%
    2019$26,000$12.51+3.5%
    2018$25,100$12.07+6.3%

    Recently Added Sorter Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Merchants DistributorsWarehouse SorterHickory, NC07/26/2022$39,653
    17/Hr With Bonus & Benefits In Portland, OregonTote SorterEllettsville, IN07/26/2022$33,392
    Rehrig Pacific CompanyBreak Pack SorterLincolnton, NC07/26/2022$31,305
    AmazonPackage SorterMurfreesboro, TN07/26/2022$41,010
    AmazonAmazon Package SorterDanville, VA07/26/2022$31,305
    Merithall Inc.SorterHamtramck, MI07/25/2022$27,131
    Goodwill Industries of Northern New EnglandDonation SorterWaterville, ME07/25/2022$27,235
    Randstad UsSorterBakersfield, CA07/24/2022$31,305
    CampbellsGeneral Laborer/SorterDixon, CA07/23/2022$36,523
    Randstad UsSorterMemphis, TN07/23/2022$31,305

    Sorter Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Sorters the most?

    Vermont pays Sorters the most in the United States, with an average salary of $39,885 per year, or $19.18 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Sorter?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Sorter if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Alaska you should be paid close to $38,882 per year.

    What type of Sorter gets paid the most?

    Poultry Grader gets paid the most. Poultry Grader made a median salary of $45,523. The best-paid 10 percent make $65,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $31,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Sorter?

    A good starting salary for a sorter is $24,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a sorter in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for sorters is $31,897, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a sorter can vary by state.

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