Night Stocker Salary

Pay for Night Stockers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $9.95 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.12 per hour on the low end to $13.65 on the high end. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by the company and geography. The vast majority of Night Stockers (84 percent) survey respondents are men. 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 one-half and dental coverage is claimed by around two in five. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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  
Profit Sharing
Total Pay (?
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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

Dominating the field, The Kroger Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Hy-Vee, Inc., and Safeway, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Night Stockers. Those at Sam's Club can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $24K. Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., H.E.B., and The Kroger Company also offer top salaries for Night Stockers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $23K, $23K, and $22K, respectively.

Pay for Night Stockers is the lowest at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, which has a median salary of $21K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $27K. Workers at Safeway, Inc., Hy-Vee, Inc., and The Kroger Company also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $21K, $21K, and $22K respectively.

Night Stockers note just a narrow range of job 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.

Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $20K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $23K on average. Night Stockers bring in $27K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Night Stockers report making only $26K on average.

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%