Night Stocker Salary

Night Stockers in the United States pull down an average of $9.95 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.12 per hour and $13.65. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and geography. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by approximately half and dental coverage is claimed by about two in five. Male Night Stockers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$8.12 - $13.65
MEDIAN: $9.00

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Hourly Rate
$8.12 - $13.65  
Hourly Tips
$10.21 - $22.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $811  
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$16,918 - $29,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 386
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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

The Kroger Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Hy-Vee, Inc., and Safeway, Inc. are all popular places to work. For Night Stockers, comfortable salaries can be found at Sam's Club; in fact, median earnings sit around $24K, the highest in the area. Other big spenders include Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., H.E.B., and The Kroger Company, top-paying firms where Night Stockers see paychecks nearing $23K, $23K, or $22K.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers the least pay with a median salary of $21K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $27K. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Safeway, Inc. ($21K), Hy-Vee, Inc. ($21K), and The Kroger Company ($22K).

Night Stockers report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Order Inventory command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 37 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include stocking and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Night Stocker

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

The average inexperienced worker earns $20K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $23K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $27K. Night Stockers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $26K.

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 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

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Skills That Affect Night Stocker Salaries

Order Inventory
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.


16 %
84 %

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: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 50%