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Working As A Warehouse Picker

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • $27,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Warehouse Picker Do

Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

Duties

Material recording clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep records of items shipped, received, or transferred to another location
  • Compile reports on various aspects of changes in production or inventory
  • Find, sort, or move goods between different parts of the business
  • Check inventory records for accuracy

Material recording clerks use computers, tablets, or hand-held devices to keep track of inventory. Sensors and tags enable these computers to automatically detect when and where products are moved, allowing clerks to keep updated reports without manually counting items.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within or among offices in a business. They compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise. These clerks set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, keep track of materials, and write special orders for new materials. They perform general office tasks, such as entering data or distributing mail. Expediting clerks maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time.

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks keep track of and record outgoing and incoming shipments. Clerks may scan barcodes with hand-held devices or use radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners to keep track of inventory. They check if shipment orders were correctly processed in their company’s computer system. They also compute freight costs and prepare invoices. Some clerks move goods from the warehouse to the loading dock.

Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, and track merchandise. Stock clerks move products from a warehouse to store shelves. They keep a record of items that enter or leave the stockroom and inspect for damaged goods. These clerks also use hand-held scanners to keep track of merchandise. Order fillers retrieve customer orders and prepare them to be shipped.

Material and product inspecting clerks weigh, measure, check, sample, and keep records on materials, supplies, and equipment that enters a warehouse. They verify the quantity and quality of items they are assigned to examine, checking for defects and recording what they find. They use scales, counting devices, and calculators. Some workers decide what to do about a defective product, such as to scrap it or send it back to the factory to be repaired. Some clerks also prepare reports, such as reports about warehouse inventory levels.

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How To Become A Warehouse Picker

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Education

Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Training

Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.

Advancement

With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Average Length of Employment
Warehouse Shipper 3.0 years
General Warehouse 2.6 years
Warehouse Clerk 2.6 years
Warehouse Worker 2.0 years
Warehouse Employee 1.9 years
Order Picker 1.6 years
Picker/Stocker 1.6 years
Picker And Packer 1.2 years
Picker 1.0 years
Warehouse Picker 1.0 years
Top Careers Before Warehouse Picker
Cashier 18.9%
Cook 4.0%
Server 2.3%
Driver 2.2%
Top Careers After Warehouse Picker
Cashier 13.1%
Driver 4.2%
Picker 3.0%
Associate 2.4%

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Average Yearly Salary
$27,000
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$22,000
Min 10%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$34,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Jordan's Furniture
Highest Paying City
Fargo, ND
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
1.3 years
How much does a Warehouse Picker make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Warehouse Picker in the United States is $27,648 per year or $13 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $22,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $34,000.

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Top Skills for A Warehouse Picker

  1. Pallet Jack
  2. Safety Procedures
  3. RF Scanner
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Move pallets by hand and via hand truck, electric pallet jack, or manual pallet jack.
  • Follow safety procedures and conducts of the company to ensure liability.
  • Use the RF scanner to pull customers order scanning proper bin location and the proper item.
  • Maintained proper temperature controlled environment to prevent destruction of packages with moisture.
  • Maintained inventory controls by collecting stock location orders and printing requests.

Warehouse Picker Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 3,269 Warehouse Picker resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Warehouse Picker Demographics

Gender

Male

60.9%

Female

27.1%

Unknown

12.0%
Ethnicity

White

63.4%

Hispanic or Latino

17.1%

Black or African American

10.3%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

3.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

83.0%

French

5.7%

Russian

3.8%

Vietnamese

1.9%

German

1.9%

Ukrainian

1.9%

Arabic

1.9%
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Warehouse Picker Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.7%

Truckee Meadows Community College

7.5%

University of Nevada - Reno

5.4%

Strayer University

5.4%

Ohio University -

4.8%

Harford Community College

4.8%

The Academy

4.8%

Full Sail University

4.8%

Kaplan University

4.8%

Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg

4.1%

Salt Lake Community College

4.1%

Pierce College at Puyallup

4.1%

Cerritos College

4.1%

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

3.4%

University of Maine

3.4%

Florida State College at Jacksonville

3.4%

College of Lake County

3.4%

College of DuPage

3.4%

Front Range Community College

3.4%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

3.4%
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Majors

Business

20.2%

Criminal Justice

10.3%

General Studies

7.9%

Medical Assisting Services

5.3%

Automotive Technology

5.1%

Accounting

5.1%

Health Care Administration

4.5%

Computer Science

4.4%

Nursing

4.1%

Psychology

4.0%

Graphic Design

4.0%

Management

3.7%

Information Technology

3.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.1%

Communication

3.1%

Kinesiology

2.6%

Precision Metal Working

2.3%

Liberal Arts

2.3%

Engineering

2.3%

Pharmacy

2.2%
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Degrees

Other

45.2%

Bachelors

23.2%

Associate

17.7%

Certificate

7.3%

Diploma

4.0%

Masters

2.1%

License

0.5%
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