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Night Stocker Salary

Median pay for Night Stockers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $9.71 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $7.96 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $13.15. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. There are far more male Night Stockers survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. Although around half have medical coverage and about two-fifths have dental coverage, close to one-half claim no health benefits at all. Though the majority of Night Stockers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$7.96 - $13.15
MEDIAN: $9.00

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National Hourly Rate 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.
Hourly Rate
$7.96 - $13.15  
$9.86 - $19.74  
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 - $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).
$16,602 - $27,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221

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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

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Kroger Company, Safeway, Inc., and Hy-Vee, Inc. are among the top companies that take on many Night Stockers. Although The Kroger Company boasts the highest average salary in town at $22K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $16K or as much as $31K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $17K to just $28K — but Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $21K.

Night Stockers report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Order Inventory can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Night Stocker

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

Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $22K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $20K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $26K in this role. 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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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


19 %
81 %

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: 50% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 49%