Stocker Salary

Pay for Stockers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $9.34 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $7.69 per hour to $13.52. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by the specific employer and geography. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Stockers who answered the questionnnaire. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Although just over two-fifths have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, a little more than half claim no health benefits at all. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$15,319 - $41,106

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$7.69 - $13.52

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$15,319 - $41,106  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $717  
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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$16,061 - $30,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.69 - $13.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.26 - $2.50  
Overtime
$7.83 - $21.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $717  
   
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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$16,061 - $30,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,118
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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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At the upper end, Stockers who move into a Retail Store Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Retail Store Managers is a much higher $40K per year. Typical career progression for a Stocker involves becoming a Retail Store Assistant Manager or a Retail Department Manager, roles that pay $13K more and $12K more on average.

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Costco Wholesale Company, Target Corporation, and Dollar Tree Stores Inc are all popular places to work. Although Costco Wholesale Company leads the field in pay with a median salary of $27K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $20K on the low end all the way up to $49K at the top. Lowe's Companies, Inc, Sam's Club, and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Stockers earning around $25K, $23K, or $21K at each firm, respectively.

Stockers will find the worst pay at Dollar Tree Stores Inc, where the median salary crawls in at $16K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $22K, leaving little room for growth. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. at $17K, and The Kroger Company where $18K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Stockers there earn up to $34K.


Survey results imply that Stockers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Inventory Control, forklift, Inventory Management, and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like stocking and stocker.

Pay by Experience Level for Stocker

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


Stockers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. During the first five years of their careers, Stockers see a median income of $19K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $22K. On average, Stockers make $26K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $31K.

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Experience Affects Stocker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$20,000


Skills That Affect Stocker Salaries

Inventory Control
up arrow 11%

forklift
up arrow 7%

Inventory Management
up arrow 6%

Merchandising
up arrow 6%

Cashier
up arrow 4%

Order Inventory
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$20,000

stocker
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stocking
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 52%
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