Grocery Stocker Salary

Grocery Stockers in the United States can expect wages of $9.61 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $7.81 per hour and $13.64. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by close to one-half and dental insurance is reported by over a third. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Grocery Stockers (85 percent) who took the survey. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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  
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$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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Manager. The average Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Manager brings home $28K per year.

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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 among the top companies that take on many Grocery Stockers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Safeway, Inc. — the median salary there is $25K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $17K to just $21K — but Food Lion offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $18K.

Survey takers who work as Grocery Stockers typically report just a few professional skills. Order Inventory and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. 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.

For Grocery Stockers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $19K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $22K. Grocery Stockers bring in $26K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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%