Night Stockers in the United States can expect wages of $10.38 per hour on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by the company and geographic location. For the most part, Night Stockers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by over one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. Most Night Stockers survey respondents are men (78 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$17,200  
   
Bonus
$0.44 - $2,269  
Profit Sharing
$275.00  
Total Pay (?
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$17,398 - $31,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.41 - $14.53  
   
Overtime
$1.96 - $25.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.44 - $2,269  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00  
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).
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$17,398 - $31,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 415
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Job Description for Night Stocker

Night stocker positions are typically available at a wide variety of retailers and other stores, but they are most common at grocery stores and large retailers. The typical duties of night stockers include tasks such as shelf stocking and backroom duties such as cleaning up spills and general housekeeping. During their shift, night stockers must maintain a friendly and professional attitude toward any customers they may encounter. Being able to stick to a strict daily work schedule as set by management is important as well.

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Night Stocker Tasks

  • Deliver incoming stock to various departments.
  • Verify, inspect and label incoming orders and store in central supply area.
  • Inventory stock items and record data manually or using computer.
  • Document discrepancies and adjust errors.

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Known for taking on a considerable number of Night Stockers, The Kroger Company, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Safeway, Inc., and Hy-Vee, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Lowe's Companies, Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $24K. Night Stockers will also find cushy salaries at Sam's Club (+$24K), Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. (+$24K), and H.E.B. (+$24K).

Workers at Safeway, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Hy-Vee, Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for each of these employers come to $21K.

Pay by Experience Level for Night Stocker

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


For many Night Stockers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $21K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $25K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Night Stockers make a median salary of $31K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $32K.

Night Stocker Reviews

What is it like working as a Night Stocker?

Night Stocker in Rocky River:
"Love the hours...Pay is awful!"
Pros: All of the night crew do their due diligence and are on friendly terms...no time wasted at all on the companies clock!
Cons: Pay is below average...Day workers don't carry their weight and, for lack of a better word, are lazy!

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Experience Affects Night Stocker Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$22,000


Skills That Affect Night Stocker Salaries

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Inventory Control
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National Average
$22,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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