Grocery Stocker Salary

Earnings for Grocery Stockers in the United States come in at around $9.36 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $7.66 per hour on the low end to $13.47 on the high end. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by experience level and the specific company. Although half have medical coverage and roughly a third have dental coverage, nearly one-half claim no health benefits at all. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Grocery Stockers (87 percent) who took the survey.

$7.66 - $13.47
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.66 - $13.47  
   
Overtime
$8.32 - $22.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,156  
   
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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$15,981 - $29,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 521
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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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For Grocery Stockers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Grocery Stockers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Stocker.

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Many Grocery Stockers can be found at The Kroger Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Food Lion, Publix Super Markets Inc, and Whole Foods Market, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Safeway, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $25K.

Food Lion offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $19K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $16K to $24K.


Survey takers who work as Grocery Stockers typically report just a few professional skills. Order Inventory and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Customer Service and Order Inventory are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Stocker

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $19K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $22K. For Grocery Stockers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $27K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $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 81 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

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: 48% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 50%
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