Stocker Salary

The average Stocker in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $9.31 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $7.67 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $13.56. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and location. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Stockers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Although a little more than half lack health benefits of any kind, just over two-fifths do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. Male Stockers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$15,101 - $41,718
(Median)
$15K
$26K
$42K
MEDIAN: $25,680
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$7.67 - $13.56
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$15,101 - $41,718  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $912  
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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$16,026 - $30,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.67 - $13.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.26 - $2.50  
Overtime
$7.18 - $21.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $912  
   
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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$16,026 - $30,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,093
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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.

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Stockers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Retail Store Manager. The average Retail Store Manager brings home $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 $12K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Stocker


Many Stockers can be found at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Costco Wholesale Company, Target Corporation, and Dollar Tree Stores Inc, firms that are at the top of the field. Employees of Costco Wholesale Company can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $27K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $20K to $49K. 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.

The lowest pay by far can be found at Dollar Tree Stores Inc — this employer offers a median salary of $16K, 72 percent less than the top paying company. 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.


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Inventory Control, forklift, Merchandising, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like stocker and stocking.

Pay by Experience Level for Stocker

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


For many Stockers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $19K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $21K. On average, Stockers make $25K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $31K.

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Experience Affects Stocker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$20,000


Skills That Affect Stocker Salaries

Inventory Control
up arrow 12%

forklift
up arrow 8%

Merchandising
up arrow 7%

Inventory Management
up arrow 5%

Order Inventory
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National Average
$20,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

stocker
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stocking
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 52%
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