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Grocery Stocker Salary

Earnings for Grocery Stockers in the United States come in at around $9.30 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $7.58 per hour and $13.49. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by career duration and the specific company. Though the majority of Grocery Stockers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Grocery Stockers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 87 percent. While some workers in this profession — half — do not have any health coverage, close to one-half do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$7.58 - $13.49
MEDIAN: $9.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$7.58 - $13.49  
$8.68 - $22.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$0.00 - $1,153  
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).
$15,825 - $29,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 547

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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 $20K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Grocery Stocker

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, Food Lion, Publix Super Markets Inc, and Whole Foods Market, Inc. are among the top companies that take on many Grocery Stockers. Grocery Stockers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Safeway, Inc., where the average salary comes to $25K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $16K to just $23K — but Food Lion offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $19K.

Grocery Stockers note just a narrow range of job skills. Order Inventory and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Employees educated in Customer Service are typically practiced in Order Inventory, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Stocker

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

Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $19K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $22K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $27K in this role. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $26K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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 83 votes.


13 %
87 %

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