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Stocker Salary

Median pay for Stockers in the United States is around $9.27 per hour. Compensation ranges from $7.62 per hour on the lower end to $13.29 on the higher end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the specific employer and geography are influential factors as well. Most Stockers survey respondents are men (73 percent). Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Stockers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by just over two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by over a third. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,424 - $41,718
(Median)
$14K
$21K
$42K
MEDIAN: $21,488
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$7.62 - $13.29
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,424 - $41,718  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $962  
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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$15,911 - $29,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.62 - $13.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.26 - $2.50  
Overtime
$5.92 - $21.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $962  
   
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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$15,911 - $29,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 955

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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. Typical career progression for a Stocker involves becoming a Retail Store Assistant Manager or a Retail Department Manager, roles that pay $13K more and $12K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Stocker


Stockers fill the offices of leading firms Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Costco Wholesale Company, Target Corporation, and Walmart.com. Stockers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Costco Wholesale Company, where the median salary comes to $27K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($20K) and those starting out ($49K) creates a rather diverse pay scale. Other big spenders include Lowe's Companies, Inc, Sam's Club, and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., top-paying firms where Stockers see paychecks nearing $24K, $23K, or $21K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Target Corporation at $19K, and Walmart.com where $19K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Stockers there earn up to $37K.


Survey takers who work as Stockers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Merchandising, Inventory Management, Order Inventory, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include stocker.

Pay by Experience Level for Stocker

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. 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 $21K. Stockers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $25K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $31K.

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Experience Affects Stocker Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$20,000


Skills That Affect Stocker Salaries

Merchandising
up arrow 7%

Inventory Management
up arrow 5%

Order Inventory
0%

National Average
$20,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 51%