Grocery Stocker Salary

The average Grocery Stocker in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $9.29 per hour. Compensation ranges from $7.58 per hour on the lower end to $13.46 on the higher end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but years of experience and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by close to one-half and dental coverage is claimed by more than a third. There are far more male Grocery Stockers survey respondents than women, making up 86 percent. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported.

$7.58 - $13.46
MEDIAN: $9.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$7.58 - $13.46  
$9.33 - $22.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $1,024  
Profit Sharing
$146.50 - $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).
$15,817 - $29,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 545

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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 who go on to become Stockers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Stocker, an upper-level role, pays $19K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Grocery Stocker

Dominating the field, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, Food Lion, Publix Super Markets Inc, and Whole Foods Market, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Grocery Stockers. Safeway, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $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 $16K and ending at $24K, range in salary is rather small.

Professional skills reported by Grocery Stockers are few in number. Order Inventory and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 4 percent, respectively. It is not unusual for someone who knows Customer Service to be familiar with Order Inventory as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Stocker

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

The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $19K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $22K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Grocery Stockers make a median salary of $26K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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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 82 votes.


14 %
86 %

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: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 49%