Grocery Stocker Salary

Grocery Stockers in the United States pull down an average of $9.61 per hour. Pay ranges from $7.81 per hour on the low end to $13.64 on the high end. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though career duration and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Some workers in this field — one-half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by approximately half and dental plans are enjoyed by over a third. Men make up the vast majority of Grocery Stockers (85 percent) who took the survey. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$7.81 - $13.64
MEDIAN: $9.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$7.81 - $13.64  
Hourly Tips
$8.02 - $22.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $988  
Profit Sharing
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).
$16,285 - $29,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 500
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Manager, where median compensation is $28K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Grocery Stocker

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. Grocery Stockers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Safeway, Inc., where the average salary comes to $25K.

Salaries are easily beat at Food Lion, where median pay comes to just $18K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $17K and ending at $21K, range in salary is rather small.

Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Stocker

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

Grocery Stockers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $19K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $22K. Grocery Stockers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $26K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

Grocery Stocker Reviews

What is it like working as a Grocery Stocker at Food Lion?

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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Experience Affects Grocery Stocker Salaries

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Skills That Affect Grocery Stocker Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Rated 3 out of 5
based on 75 votes.


15 %
85 %

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%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 49%