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.
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.Read More...
Work hours for the position vary depending on the opening, but it is common to work weekends, evenings, and holidays in many cases. Grocery stockers work in an indoor environment, but exposure to outdoor shipping docks may be necessary; depending on the location of the store, exposure to hot or cold temperatures may also be expected. With safety protocols and procedures in place, safety and risk-related issues are generally minimal.
This position may require a high school diploma or equivalent. Experience is not usually required, but the ability to lift and handle products is important. In addition to this, basic math skills and superior customer service skills are also expected. Time-management skills, including not being late or wasting time on the clock, are required as well.
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.
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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.
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