Grocery Stocker Salary

Median pay for Grocery Stockers in the United States is around $9.87 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $7.98 per hour and $13.70. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is experience level, followed by geography and the specific company. The vast majority of Grocery Stockers (81 percent) who took the survey are men. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. While some workers in this profession — about one-half — do not have any health coverage, roughly one-half do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$7.98 - $13.70
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$14
MEDIAN: $9.87
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.98 - $13.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.64  
Overtime
$8.41 - $21.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.21 - $1,024  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$16,672 - $29,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 335

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Grocery Stocker


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Grocery Stockers who go on to become Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers is $28K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Grocery Stocker


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Grocery Stockers include The Kroger Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Whole Foods Market, Inc., Food Lion, and Safeway, Inc. Safeway, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $25K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc — median pay is $20K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $17K and only reaching $25K.

Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Stocker

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Grocery Stockers. The average inexperienced worker earns $19K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $22K. Grocery Stockers see a median salary of $25K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $31K on average.

Grocery Stocker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Grocery Stocker?

Grocery Stocker in High Point:
"Being a stocker at food lion is extremely fast paced."
Pros: I like the work itself. I like the opportunities there are for those who work hard.
Cons: The pay is what I like the least. For the responsibilities I have on my shoulders is a lot for what I make.

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Key Stats for Grocery Stocker

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Grocery Stocker Salaries

Late-Career
▲51%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$21,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Grocery Stocker Salaries


National Average
$21,000


stocking
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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