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Stocker Salary (United States)

Pay for Stockers in the United States is typically around $9.19 per hour. Cash earnings for Stockers — including $1K in bonuses and $2K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $16K to $29K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the specific employer and location are influential factors as well. While some workers in this profession — approximately half — do not have any health coverage, a little less than one-half do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. 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. This overview is based on answers to 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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$0$15K$30K$45K
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  
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  
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 such as Retail Store Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. a Retail Store Manager typically earns $40K per year. The most common next step for a Stocker is to become a Retail Store Assistant Manager or a Retail Department Manager. The former position pays an additional $13K per year on average, and the latter position pays $13K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Stocker

Known for taking on a considerable number of Stockers, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Target Corporation, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Costco Wholesale Company, and Walmart.com are leading firms in the industry. The biggest paychecks can be found at Costco Wholesale Company — the median salary there is $28K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $17K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $50K.
Employees at Walmart.com take home the smallest paychecks, and $18K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $16K and quickly nearing the top at only $25K. Target Corporation and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($19K and $20K, respectively).

Stockers only report a few specific skills. Inventory Management and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

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. 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 $26K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $31K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, most land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up one in ten of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise one-seventh, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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San Antonio
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National Average
$19,000
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With a pay rate for Stockers that is 31 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Stockers will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+9 percent) and San Antonio (+6 percent). With compensation 6 percent below the national average, Baton Rouge is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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%