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.Read More...
A bagger is expected to keep their work area clean. When necessary, a bagger is expected to help in other areas of the store, including stocking shelves and cleaning bathrooms. A bagger can also be asked to carry out other tasks in a store, such as collecting shopping carts, taking out trash, or assisting customers with finding an item. A bagger works both inside and outside of grocery stores and supermarkets. A bagger interacts with customers and a number of employees. A bagger works closely with cashiers, other baggers, and their direct supervisor while carrying out their primary duties. While carrying out other duties in the store, a bagger is expected to work closely with other members of staff in that area.
There are no educational requirements to become a bagger, but a bagger must be able to speak and read English be legally allowed to work in the United States. A bagger can work either part-time and full-time. A typical morning shift for a bagger will start an hour before store opening, and a typical night shift will end an hour after store closing.
- 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
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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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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