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.
|Hourly Rate||$8.01 - $13.93|
|Overtime||$8.37 - $21.88|
|Bonus||$0.28 - $1,030|
|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).)
|$16,751 - $30,368|
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.
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.
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