Grocery Stocker Salary

Grocery Stockers in the United States can expect wages of $9.37 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $7.68 per hour on the lower side but can approach $13.55 on the higher side. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by years of experience and the specific company. The vast majority of Grocery Stockers (86 percent) who took the survey are men. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by slightly less than half and dental coverage is claimed by one in three. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction.

$7.68 - $13.55

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.68 - $13.55  
   
Overtime
$8.32 - $22.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,169  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $1,376  
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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$16,012 - $29,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 518
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Job Description for Grocery Stocker

Positions as grocery stockers are available at a variety of grocery stores, though the size of teams and available openings depend on the size of the employing store. Some grocery stockers may work in a relatively independent position, while others need to coordinate with other employees performing stocking duties. Most of the stocker's work consists of receiving and stocking items carried by the store, as well as performing tasks such as cleaning the store, ensuring prices are accurately displayed, removing expired products, and setting up displays.

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Grocery Stocker Tasks

  • Move products and packaging from one location of the store to another safely.
  • Check inventory and update stock totals.
  • Answer questions and handle maintenance problems.
  • Shelve groceries in an attractive, hygienic manner.
  • Attend meetings and assist with emergency deliveries.

Common Career Paths for Grocery Stocker


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Grocery Stockers who transition into an upper level Stocker position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Stocker makes $20K a year.

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The Kroger Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Food Lion, Publix Super Markets Inc, and Whole Foods Market, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Grocery Stockers. Grocery Stockers flock to Safeway, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $25K lead the pack in compensation.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $16K to just $27K — but Food Lion offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $19K.


Survey results show that Grocery Stockers typically report just a few professional skills. Order Inventory and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding of Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Stocker

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $19K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $22K on average. Grocery Stockers see a median salary of $27K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $26K.

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Experience Affects Grocery Stocker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$20,000


Skills That Affect Grocery Stocker Salaries


Customer Service
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National Average
$20,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 51%
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