Baggers in the United States pull down an average of $8.16 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but the specific employer and location are influential factors as well. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Baggers are male. A little less than a fifth claim medical and dental insurance and approximately one-sixth get vision coverage. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$15,497 - $22,382
$19K
MEDIAN: $19,000
50%

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$7.25 - $9.85
$7
$8
$9
MEDIAN: $8.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$8K$16K$24K
Salary
$19,000  
   
Bonus
$50.00  
Profit Sharing
$129.50  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,121 - $20,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.25 - $9.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $2.18  
Overtime
$1.02 - $15.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$50.00  
   
Profit Sharing
$129.50  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,121 - $20,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 391

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Job Description for Bagger

A bagger is a grocery store employee who is responsible for collecting customer's groceries, packaging them according to customer specifications, and possibly taking these groceries out to the customer's vehicle. A bagger is expected to be courteous and pay close attention to customer requests.

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Bagger Tasks

  • Check prices for other employees and customers as requested.
  • Stock merchandise or re-stock unwanted or returned merchandise on shelves in a retail store.
  • Bag and carry out merchandise for customers.
  • Move shopping carts to the appropriate area within the store.

Common Career Paths for Bagger


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While Baggers do not often become Customer Service Representatives, the job pays $29K per year on average. Baggers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Cashiers or Grocery Store Stock Clerks. The median paychecks in those roles are $1K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Bagger


Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $15K to just $17K — but The Kroger Company offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $16K.

Pay by Experience Level for Bagger

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Baggers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $17K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $18K. Baggers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $20K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $23K.

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Key Stats for Bagger

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
37%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Bagger Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$17,000


Skills That Affect Bagger Salaries

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National Average
$17,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
37%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 74%
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