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Stocker Salary

Median pay for Stockers in the United States is around $9.28 per hour. Compensation ranges between $7.63 per hour and $13.43. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but the company and geographic location are influential factors as well. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, just under a half have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Stockers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,522 - $41,106
(Median)
$15K
$24K
$41K
MEDIAN: $23,500
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$7.63 - $13.43
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary 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.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,522 - $41,106  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $894  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,200  
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).
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$15,926 - $29,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.63 - $13.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.26 - $2.50  
Overtime
$6.08 - $21.46  
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.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $894  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,200  
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).
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$15,926 - $29,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 995

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Job Description for Stocker

A stocker works at a store organizing, stocking, and restocking shelves with goods for sale. Typically, stores that employ dedicated stockers are larger facilities such as department, appliance, and hardware stores; supermarkets also use stockers. The primary job of a stocker is to replace and rotate items on the sales floor in compliance with store procedures. They may follow inventory or restock reports generated by previous or ongoing sales data to replace items. In instances where new products are to be offered, the stocker typically helps manage space and display areas as part of the job.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Stocker


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Stockers may progress into high-paying roles like Retail Store Manager, where median compensation is $40K annually. Stockers most often move into positions as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Retail Department Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $13K higher and $12K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Stocker


Dominating the field, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Costco Wholesale Company, Target Corporation, and Walmart.com are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Stockers. Although Costco Wholesale Company boasts the highest average salary in town at $27K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $20K or as much as $49K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Lowe's Companies, Inc at $24K, Sam's Club at $23K, and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., where Stockers annually earn $21K.

Other low-paying employers include Target Corporation at $19K and Walmart.com at $19K, though some Stockers there earn up to $37K.


Stockers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Inventory Control, Merchandising, Inventory Management, and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include stocker.

Pay by Experience Level for Stocker

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $19K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $22K. For Stockers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $25K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $31K on average.

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Experience Affects Stocker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$20,000


Skills That Affect Stocker Salaries

Inventory Control
up arrow 12%

Merchandising
up arrow 7%

Inventory Management
up arrow 5%

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

National Average
$20,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

stocker
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 51%
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