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Grocery Stocker Salary (United States)

Grocery Stockers in the United States take home an average $9.29 per hour. While career duration and the individual firm impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Though the majority of Grocery Stockers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Although one-half have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, nearly one-half claim no health benefits at all. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Grocery Stockers are male.
Grocery Stocker Salary (?
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$7.55 - $13.69
MEDIAN: $9.00
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Hourly Rate
$7.55 - $13.69  
$9.23 - $22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $1,030  
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).
$15,752 - $29,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 535
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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Grocery Stocker

Grocery Stockers fill the offices of leading firms Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, Food Lion, Publix Super Markets Inc, and Whole Foods Market, Inc. Safeway, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $25K.
Grocery Stockers will find the worst pay at Food Lion, where the median salary crawls in at $18K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $24K, leaving little room for growth.

Grocery Stockers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Order Inventory and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Experience with Customer Service is often linked with knowledge of Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Stocker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $19K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $22K on average. Grocery Stockers bring in $27K after working for 10 to 20 years. Grocery Stockers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference By Location

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Phoenix offers some of the highest pay in the country for Grocery Stockers, 39 percent above the national average. Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Fort Worth.

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Experience Affects Grocery Stocker Salaries

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Skills That Affect Grocery Stocker Salaries

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 48%