Pay for Stockers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $9.75 per hour. Total incomes of Stockers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $2K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $16K and $30K. While the particular city and years of experience impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and the greater part lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by around two in five and dental coverage is claimed by approximately one in three. Stockers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$14,302 - $49,008
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$14K
$26K
$49K
MEDIAN: $26,420
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$7.86 - $13.75
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,302 - $49,008  
   
Bonus
$101.55 - $5,017  
Profit Sharing
$10.48 - $2,000  
Commission
$184.50  
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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$16,350 - $30,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.86 - $13.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.99  
Overtime
$8.16 - $20.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$101.55 - $5,017  
   
Commission
$184.50  
Profit Sharing
$10.48 - $2,000  
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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$16,350 - $30,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,919
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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. Retail Store Managers earn $41K on average per year. Retail Store Assistant Managers or Retail Department Managers are common next-step roles for Stockers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Retail Store Assistant Managers is $12K higher on average, and it's $12K higher for Retail Department Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Stocker


Stockers flock to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Costco Wholesale Company, The Kroger Company, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although Costco Wholesale Company leads the field in pay with a median salary of $27K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $21K on the low end all the way up to $48K at the top. Lowe's Companies, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Sam's Club are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Stockers earning around $25K, $24K, or $23K at each firm, respectively.

Dollar Tree Stores Inc offers the least pay with a median salary of $17K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $21K. Other low-paying employers include Big Lots Stores, Inc. at $17K and The Kroger Company at $19K, though some Stockers there earn up to $32K.

Popular Skills for Stocker


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Team Leadership, forklift, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 19 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cleaning, Cash Handling, and Maintenance. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Cashier and Cash Handling.

Pay by Experience Level for Stocker

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Stockers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $20K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $23K. Stockers see a median salary of $24K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $26K.

Stocker Reviews

What is it like working as a Stocker?

Stocker in Florissant:
Pros: I like using physical exertion to get a job done. I also like working with customers and making sure they have a good experience.
Cons: I least like the pay of minimum wage that I get. I do alot of work for such little wage.

Stocker in Covington:
"Stress Free Job with no clear job description."
Pros: I came into this job looking for a stress free job and that is what I received. The particular store I have been working at has been established for decades in that location so people have a positive perspective towards our store, which helps it to have a pleasant atmosphere. It is a light physical job which I enjoy.
Cons: I was misinformed as to what product I would be working. My official title in the company is Health and Beauty Associate. However, I mostly handle Tylenol and toothpaste, which can get mundane quickly. I wish I was given a clearer understanding as to what I was going to be stocking, otherwise I would have chosen a different department.

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Experience Affects Stocker Salaries




National Average
$20,000


Skills That Affect Stocker Salaries

Team Leadership
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Inventory Control
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Inventory Management
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Merchandising
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Cashier
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Customer Service
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National Average
$20,000

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Sales
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Maintenance
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Cash Handling
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Cleaning
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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