Stocker Salary

Stockers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $9.32 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $7.65 per hour and $13.55. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by the company and location. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most Stockers survey respondents are men (72 percent). Although just over a half lack health benefits of any kind, more than two-fifths do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$13,030 - $39,000
(Median)
$13K
$21K
$39K
MEDIAN: $21,488
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$7.65 - $13.55
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
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$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$13,030 - $39,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $906  
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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$15,949 - $30,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.65 - $13.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.26 - $2.50  
Overtime
$7.32 - $21.48  
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 - $906  
   
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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$15,949 - $30,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,075
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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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At the upper end, Stockers who move into a Retail Store Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Retail Store Managers is a much higher $40K per year. 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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Dominating the field, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Costco Wholesale Company, Target Corporation, and Dollar Tree Stores Inc are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Stockers. Although Costco Wholesale Company leads the field in pay with a median salary of $28K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $20K on the low end all the way up to $49K at the top. Also paying near the top of the field are Lowe's Companies, Inc at $24K, Sam's Club at $23K, and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., where Stockers annually earn $21K.

Pay for Stockers is the lowest at Dollar Tree Stores Inc, which has a median salary of $16K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $21K. Other low-paying employers include Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. at $17K and The Kroger Company at $18K, though 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include stocker and stocking.

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 $21K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $25K in this role. 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 2%

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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
17%
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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