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Stocker Salary

Median pay for Stockers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $9.22 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $7.56 per hour, and the top verges on $13.05. While the particular city and the particular employer impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. For the most part, people in this position 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 slightly less than one-half and dental coverage is claimed by more than a third. Male Stockers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$11,129 - $47,509
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MEDIAN: $22,000
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$7.56 - $13.05
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$11,129 - $47,509  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $987  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $2,153  
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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$15,766 - $29,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.56 - $13.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.08 - $2.50  
Overtime
$4.78 - $21.66  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $987  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $2,153  
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).
)
$15,766 - $29,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 890
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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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As Stockers transition into upper-level roles such as Retail Store Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Retail Store Managers on average earn $40K per year. A common career progression for a Stocker is to become a Retail Store Assistant Manager or a Retail Department Manager. Compared to Stockers, the first group earns $13K more on average, and the second group earns $13K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Stocker


Known for taking on a considerable number of Stockers, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Target Corporation, Costco Wholesale Company, and Walmart.com are leading firms in the industry. For Stockers, comfortable salaries can be found at Costco Wholesale Company; in fact, average earnings are around $27K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($20K versus $50K) is great. Stockers will also find cushy salaries at Sam's Club (+$22K), Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. (+$21K), and PetSmart Inc. (+$21K).

While select Walmart.com employees may bring in up to $37K, a median salary of only $19K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department. Other low-paying employers include Target Corporation at $19K and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $19K, though some Stockers there earn up to $28K.


Survey takers who work as Stockers report a focused set of job skills. Inventory Management and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Stocker

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Stockers. Stockers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $19K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $22K. Stockers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $25K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $30K on average.

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Experience Affects Stocker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$19,000


Skills That Affect Stocker Salaries

Inventory Management
up arrow 8%

National Average
$19,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 51%