Grocery Stocker Salary

Grocery Stockers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $9.93 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.01 per hour and $13.93. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. The vast majority of Grocery Stockers (81 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although roughly one-half lack health benefits of any kind, half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$8.01 - $13.93
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$9
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MEDIAN: $9.93
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.01 - $13.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.64  
Overtime
$8.37 - $21.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.28 - $1,030  
   
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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$16,751 - $30,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 316

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Manager. The latter position pays an average of $28K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Grocery Stocker


The Kroger Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Whole Foods Market, Inc., Food Lion, and Safeway, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Grocery Stockers. Safeway, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $25K on average.

With a median salary of only $20K, Food Lion pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $17K to $30K isn't that wide, either.

Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Stocker

Pay by Experience for a Grocery Stocker has a positive trend. An entry-level Grocery Stocker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 216 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Grocery Stocker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Grocery Stocker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 52 salaries. A Grocery Stocker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 19 salaries.

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 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Grocery Stocker Salaries

▲52%

▲22%

▲6%

National Average
$21,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Grocery Stocker Salaries


National Average
$21,000


stocking
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 49%