Stocker Salary

Stockers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $9.45 per hour. Pay generally varies between $7.77 per hour and $13.71. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by tenure and geography. While a little over a half report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Stockers who answered the questionnnaire. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$14,820 - $41,240
(Median)
$15K
$27K
$41K
MEDIAN: $26,879
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$7.77 - $13.71
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,820 - $41,240  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $966  
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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$16,208 - $30,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.77 - $13.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.99  
Overtime
$7.79 - $21.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $966  
   
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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$16,208 - $30,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,580
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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Retail Store Manager. The latter position pays an average of $40K annually. Retail Store Assistant Managers or Retail Department Managers are common next-step roles for Stockers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Retail Store Assistant Managers is $12K higher on average, and it's $12K higher for Retail Department Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Stocker


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Stockers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Costco Wholesale Company, Target Corporation, and The Kroger Company. Costco Wholesale Company offers the largest salaries in town ($27K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $21K to $51K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Lowe's Companies, Inc, Sam's Club, and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., top-paying firms where Stockers rake in a solid $24K, $23K, or $21K, 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 $21K, leaving little room for growth. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Big Lots Stores, Inc. at $17K, and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. where $17K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Stockers there earn up to $30K.

Popular Skills for Stocker


Survey results imply that Stockers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Inventory Control, forklift, Inventory Management, and Cashier are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales, Maintenance, and Cash Handling. Most people experienced in Customer Service also 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Stockers. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $19K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $22K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $26K. Stockers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $29K.

Stocker Reviews

What is it like working as a Stocker?

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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Experience Affects Stocker Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$20,000


Skills That Affect Stocker Salaries

Inventory Control
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forklift
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Inventory Management
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Cashier
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Merchandising
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Order Inventory
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National Average
$20,000

Customer Service
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Cash Handling
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Maintenance
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Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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