Average Order Picker salary in South Africa 2023

Average Order Picker salary

The average order picker salary in South Africa is R6,252.00 per month. An order picker’s salary includes a lot of perks, and a performance bonus is the most prevalent perk. An order picker in South Africa earns a performance bonus of R1,200.00 per month on average.

Those who work in large warehouses are more likely to earn higher bonuses, especially during peak seasons. On busy days, for example, an Order Picker at Pick n Pay will get a performance bonus that may include a cash incentive.

Incentives vary by firm, but most warehouses reward Order Pickers for providing excellent services. Incentives for the best employees working in a busy warehouse can be worth thousands of Rands each month.

An Order Picker’s salary is highly dependent on where they work. When looking for work as an Order Picker, the city in which one lives makes a major difference. The following cities in South Africa have the highest pay for Order Pickers.

#CityAverage Monthly Salary 
1Johannesburg, Gauteng R7,538.00
2Midrand, Gauteng R6,023.00
3Pretoria, Gauteng R5,566.00
4Cape Town, Western Cape R5,526.00
5Alberton, Gauteng R5,499.00
6Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal R5,029.00
7Durban, KwaZulu-Natal R3,989.00
8Northern Suburbs, Western Cape R3,804.00
9Brackenfell, Western CapeR3,731.00

According to the table above, industrialised cities in South Africa pay the highest. Gauteng, the Western Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal are the most well-represented provinces, and Order Pickers in these areas earn the highest income in South Africa.

The level of experience as an Order Picker has a significant impact on an Order Picker’s income. The compensation of an Order Picker in South Africa is examined below based on their level of experience.

Salary of an Order Picker with 0 – 2 years of work experience in 2023 

An Order Picker with 0 to 2 years of experience earns R4,500.00 per month on average. In South Africa, the lowest-paid Order Picker makes R3000.00 per month. Those earning R3,000.00 per month work in the peri-urban areas.

Order Pickers with 1 to 2 years of experience earn the most in this group. A Picker with 1 to 2 years of experience receives an average monthly pay of R5,000.00.

An Order Picker with 0 to 2 years of work experience can earn up to R3,000.00 per month in incentives. This amount is for individuals who work the majority of the week, or 45 hours each week.

Average Order Picker salary with 3 – 5 years of work experience in 2023 

An Order Picker with 3 – 5 years of experience earns R5,500.00 per month on average. The salary is a 22% increase above the average salary of Order Pickers with 0 to 2 years of experience.

Order Packers with 3 years of work experience earn the lowest salary in this group. Order Pickers with 3 years of experience earn an average monthly pay of R5,260.00.

Order Pickers with 5 years of experience get the highest monthly salary available in this category, which is R7,500.00. If they work in smaller warehouses, order pickers can earn more than R7,500.00.

Average Order Picker salary with 6 – 10 years of work experience in 2023 

An Order Picker with 6 to 10 years of experience earns R8,000.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 45% increase over the average salary for Order Pickers with 3 to 5 years of experience.

Incentives for Order Pickers with 6 to 10 years of experience might be very considerable. This is true for Order Pickers who operate in busy warehouses where incentives are available to encourage quick picking.

An Order Picker in this category can earn the highest monthly salary of R9,100.00. At this stage, performance bonuses and incentives can significantly boost a Picker’s earnings.

Average Order Picker salary with 11 – 15 years of work experience in 2023 

An order picker with 11 to 15 years of experience earns R10,200.00 per month on average. The salary is a 27% increase above the average salary of order pickers with 6 to 10 years of experience.

Bonuses and incentives can help an Order Picker with 11 to 15 years of experience earn more money. Garnishing, on the other hand,  caused by spillage and product damage when picking products can work against an Order Picker. As a result, the total salary will vary from month to month depending on the performance of the Order Picker.

Average Order Picker salary with 16 – 20 years of work experience in 2023 

An order picker with 16 to 20 years of experience earns an average monthly salary of R10,900.00. The salary represents a 6% raise above the salary of order pickers with 11 to 15 years of experience. 

As an Order Picker gains 15 years of experience, their income does not increase sharply. Furthermore, if an Order Picker changes jobs, he or she will lose the majority of the increased salary from the previous employer.


Order Pickers are vital in warehouses because they ensure that the correct products are picked and ready for delivery. Order Picker salaries rise quickly at the beginning of their years of working, but then stagnate for those with more than 15 years of experience. Getting a raise might be tough for Order Pickers who have been on the job for a long time.

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