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Night Stocker Salary

Night Stockers in the United States pull down an average of $9.77 per hour. Earnings sit near $7.98 per hour on the lower side but can approach $13.12 on the higher side. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Night Stockers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. Though the majority of Night Stockers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than one-half — do not have any health coverage, approximately one-half do receive medical benefits and about two-fifths have dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$7.98 - $13.12
MEDIAN: $9.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$7.98 - $13.12  
$10.07 - $19.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $811  
Profit Sharing
$15.00 - $1,000  
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).
$16,639 - $28,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 240

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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.


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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Popular Employer Salaries for Night Stocker

Leading companies who hire large numbers of Night Stockers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Safeway, Inc., and Hy-Vee, Inc. The Kroger Company offers the largest salaries in town ($22K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $16K to $33K.

Employees at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc take home the smallest paychecks, and $21K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $17K and quickly nearing the top at only $28K.

Professional skills reported by Night Stockers are few in number. Fortunate workers who know Order Inventory command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 40 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Night Stocker

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

The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $20K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $22K. Night Stockers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $26K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $25K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Night Stocker Salaries

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Skills That Affect Night Stocker Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.


17 %
83 %

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: 51% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 47%