Growth Trends for Related Jobs
Order selectors can be found working in a warehouse or stockroom and are responsible for managing and preparing incoming orders to companies. Large manufacturers and small "mom and pop" companies make use of these workers to keep customers happy.
Order selectors or pickers are responsible for selecting, storing, packing and monitoring inventory of products or equipment for a company, according to the Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational titles. They may also perform tasks related to shipping and transportation of orders.
An order selector position requires a high school diploma and experience with computers to manage inventory systems. A forklift or other equipment certification may also be necessary.
Most order selector positions require the ability to lift up to 75 pounds and may require long periods of standing.
In 2012, hand laborers and material movers, including order pickers, earned a median salary near $23,000. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an annual increase of 10 percent between 2012 and 2022.
Finding a Job
Check with local companies that have warehouses in the area or that are manufacturers and shippers of their products. Local job service and Internet job sites post positions online. Some typical companies would be food service, manufacturing and product producer warehouse facilities.
2016 Salary Information for Hand Laborers and Material Movers
Hand laborers and material movers earned a median annual salary of $25,300 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, hand laborers and material movers earned a 25th percentile salary of $21,000, meaning 75 percent earned more than this amount. The 75th percentile salary is $32,410, meaning 25 percent earn more. In 2016, 3,932,100 people were employed in the U.S. as hand laborers and material movers.
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