Stocker Salary (United States)

Salaries for Stockers in the United States sit in the ballpark of $9.19 per hour. Compensation starts at $7.53 per hour and can reach $13.03. Overall cash income ranges from $11,129 near the bottom to $44,601) near the top; it includes potential earnings of $1,010 from bonuses and $2,185 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group—the company and geographic location are driving factors as well. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by about half and dental coverage is claimed by 38 percent. Most Stockers are men (72 percent). Most Stockers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$11,129 - $44,601
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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 (?
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Stockers who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Retail Store Manager may make an additional $21K per year than lower-end positions. Stockers typically move into roles as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Retail Managers, where they can expect an extra $13,053 or $12,589 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. Though Costco Wholesale Company leads the field in terms of pay with a median salary of $27,759, employees there receive a range of salaries, from $16,994 on the low end all the way up to $49,725.
Salaries are easily beat at Walmart.com, where median pay comes to just $18,450, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $16,294 and ending at $25K, range in salary is rather small. Target Corporation and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $19,146 and $19,610-paychecks on average.

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. Starting at $18,662, salaries for Stockers new to the field show little growth early on, reaching just $22K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $26K. As Stockers reach 20 years on the job, salary growth continues to be strong, with earnings averaging $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. Most of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
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Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Stockers, 31 percent higher than the national average. Stockers will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+9 percent) and San Antonio (+6 percent). In Baton Rouge, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent 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%
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