Median pay for Stockers in the United States is around $9.79 per hour. Cash earnings for Stockers — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $2K from profit sharing — stretch from around $16K to approximately $30K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though geography and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. There are more male Stockers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than half lack coverage. On the flip side, roughly two-fifths have medical insurance and around one in three receive dental plans. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$14,323 - $48,821
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$49K
MEDIAN: $26,880
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$7.86 - $13.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,323 - $48,821  
   
Bonus
$100.27 - $4,978  
Profit Sharing
$38.97 - $2,000  
Commission
$184.50  
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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$16,361 - $30,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.86 - $13.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.97  
Overtime
$7.84 - $21.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$100.27 - $4,978  
   
Commission
$184.50  
Profit Sharing
$38.97 - $2,000  
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).
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$16,361 - $30,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,965

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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 earn $41K on average per year. Career advancement for the typical Stocker often leads to becoming a Retail Store Assistant Manager or a Retail Department Manager; median salaries in these positions are $12K higher and $12K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Stocker


Many Stockers can be found at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, Costco Wholesale Company, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Costco Wholesale Company offers the largest salaries in town ($28K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $20K to $49K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Lowe's Companies, Inc at $25K, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. at $24K, and Sam's Club, where Stockers annually earn $23K.

Dollar Tree Stores Inc doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $17K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $21K and scope of pay is rather limited. Employees at Big Lots Stores, Inc., Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., and Walmart.com can also expect below-average earnings of $17K, $18K, and $19K.

Popular Skills for Stocker


Stockers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Team Leadership, forklift, and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 19 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like stock, Maintenance, and Cash Handling. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Cashier and Cash Handling.

Pay by Experience Level for Stocker

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Stockers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $20K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $23K. For Stockers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $25K. Stockers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $26K on average.

Stocker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Stocker?

Stocker in Florissant:
Pros: I like using physical exertion to get a job done. I also like working with customers and making sure they have a good experience.
Cons: I least like the pay of minimum wage that I get. I do alot of work for such little wage.

Stocker in Covington:
"Stress Free Job with no clear job description."
Pros: I came into this job looking for a stress free job and that is what I received. The particular store I have been working at has been established for decades in that location so people have a positive perspective towards our store, which helps it to have a pleasant atmosphere. It is a light physical job which I enjoy.
Cons: I was misinformed as to what product I would be working. My official title in the company is Health and Beauty Associate. However, I mostly handle Tylenol and toothpaste, which can get mundane quickly. I wish I was given a clearer understanding as to what I was going to be stocking, otherwise I would have chosen a different department.

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Key Stats for Stocker

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 182 votes.
055
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Stocker Salaries




National Average
$21,000


Skills That Affect Stocker Salaries

Team Leadership
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forklift
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Inventory Control
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Cashier
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Cleaning
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Customer Service
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National Average
$21,000

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Cash Handling
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Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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