Grocery Stocker Salary

Grocery Stockers in the United States pull down an average of $9.35 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $7.65 per hour, and the top verges on $13.52. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by close to one-half and dental coverage is claimed by close to one-third. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The vast majority (87 percent) of Grocery Stockers who answered the questionnaire are male. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$7.65 - $13.52
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.65 - $13.52  
   
Overtime
$8.32 - $22.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,039  
   
Profit Sharing
$122.00 - $1,200  
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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$15,947 - $29,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 528
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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. For Grocery Stockers, comfortable salaries can be found at Safeway, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $25K, the highest in the area.

Food Lion offers the least pay with a median salary of $19K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $24K.


Typical Grocery Stockers report a focused set of job skills. Order Inventory and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Competency in Customer Service frequently indicates knowledge of Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Stocker

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $19K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $22K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Grocery Stockers make a median salary of $27K. For some reason, Grocery Stockers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $26K.

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Experience Affects Grocery Stocker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$20,000


Skills That Affect Grocery Stocker Salaries


Customer Service
up arrow 2%

National Average
$20,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 50%
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