Night Stocker Salary

For Night Stockers, hourly average wages total $9.93 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.13 per hour to $13.50. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Night Stockers are male. Some workers in this field — more than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just under one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Night Stockers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$8.13 - $13.50
MEDIAN: $9.00

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Hourly Rate
$8.13 - $13.50  
Hourly Tips
$10.26 - $22.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $811  
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$16,966 - $29,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 326
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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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Many Night Stockers can be found at The Kroger Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Safeway, Inc., and Hy-Vee, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Sam's Club offers the most; Night Stockers earn $24K on average there. Soaring salaries can also be found at H.E.B., Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and The Kroger Company, where earnings of $23K, $23K, or $22K are standard for Night Stockers.

With a median salary of $21K, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc provides Night Stockers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $27K, limiting employee salary growth. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Hy-Vee, Inc. ($21K), Safeway, Inc. ($21K), and The Kroger Company ($22K).

Night Stockers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Order Inventory command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 38 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $20K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $23K. Night Stockers bring in $28K after working for 10 to 20 years. Night Stockers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $25K.

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 Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Order Inventory
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 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: 46% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 52%