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Grocery Stocker Salary

Grocery Stockers in the United States pull down an average of $9.34 per hour. Earnings sit near $7.61 per hour on the lower side but can approach $13.56 on the higher side. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the specific company. Men make up the vast majority of Grocery Stockers (88 percent) who took the survey. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, approximately one-half have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. Most Grocery Stockers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$7.61 - $13.56
MEDIAN: $9.00

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National Hourly Rate 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.
Hourly Rate
$7.61 - $13.56  
$8.63 - $22.12  
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.
$0.00 - $1,027  
Profit Sharing
$146.50 - $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).
$15,896 - $29,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 545

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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.


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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Stocker. Median pay for Stockers is $20K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Grocery Stocker

Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Grocery Stockers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, Food Lion, Publix Super Markets Inc, and Whole Foods Market, Inc. For Grocery Stockers, comfortable salaries can be found at Safeway, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $25K, the highest in the area.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $16K to just $23K — but Food Lion offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $19K.

Grocery Stockers note just a narrow range of job skills. Order Inventory and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Order Inventory is a skill commonly found among those who know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Stocker

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

Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $22K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $19K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $27K in this role. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $26K.

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Experience Affects Grocery Stocker Salaries

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Skills That Affect Grocery Stocker Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Rated 3 out of 5
based on 83 votes.


12 %
88 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 49%