Stocker Salary (United States)

Stockers in the United States can typically expect wages of $9.19 per hour. The top of the range reaches $13.03, and the bottom approaches $7.53 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and geographic location. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—more than half lack coverage. On the flip side, about half have medical insurance and 38 percent receive dental plans. Male Stockers are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Stocker Salary (?
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$11,129 - $44,601
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MEDIAN: $25,000
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Stocker Salary (?
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$7.53 - $13.03
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$11,129 - $44,601  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $2,185  
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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$15,709 - $29,414  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.53 - $13.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.08 - $2.50  
Overtime
$4.88 - $21.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $2,185  
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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$15,709 - $29,414  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 888
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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, they may see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, a Retail Store Manager may earn an extra $21K per year than his or her lower-level colleagues. Stockers moving up in their career tend to step into positions as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Retail Managers, where paychecks increase by $13,053 or $12,589 per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Stocker

Stockers flock to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Target Corporation, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Costco Wholesale Company, and Walmart.com, highly-regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Costco Wholesale Company offers the largest salaries in town—$27,759 on average—but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $16,994 to $49,725) creates a rather varied pay scale.
Walmart.com offers the least pay with a median salary of $18,450; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $25K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Target Corporation at $19,146 and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc where $19,610 is the norm.

Pay by Experience Level for Stocker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many but not all Stockers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. New Stockers earn approximately $18,662, only slightly increasing to $22K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $26K. After two decades in the field, Stockers continue to experience steady salary growth, and typical compensation averages $31K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 11 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 15 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—most of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$19,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Stockers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Stockers will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+9 percent) and San Antonio (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Baton Rouge, which sits 6 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Stocker Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$19,000

Skills That Affect Stocker Salaries

Inventory Management
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National Average
$19,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 51%
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