Grocery Stocker Salary

Grocery Stockers in the United States take home an average $10.12 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.04 per hour on the low end to $14.71 on the high end. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by geography and the particular employer. Although more than half have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$8.00 - $14.85
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10.22
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Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $8.00 - $14.85
Hourly Tips $0.64
Overtime $10.67 - $25.90
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $0.03 - $1,019
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $393
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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$16,768 - $31,471
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 274

Job Description for Grocery Stocker

Positions as grocery stockers are available at a variety of grocery stores, though the size of teams and available openings depend on the size of the employing store. Some grocery stockers may work in a relatively independent position, while others need to coordinate with other employees performing stocking duties. Most of the stocker's work consists of receiving and stocking items carried by the store, as well as performing tasks such as cleaning the store, ensuring prices are accurately displayed, removing expired products, and setting up displays.

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Grocery Stocker Tasks

  • Shelve groceries in an attractive, hygienic manner.
  • Attend meetings and assist with emergency deliveries.
  • Answer questions and handle maintenance problems.
  • Move products and packaging from one location of the store to another safely.
  • Check inventory and update stock totals.

Common Career Paths for Grocery Stocker


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For Grocery Stockers, progressing to a Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Manager can earn $28K annually.

Grocery Stocker Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Grocery Stocker


Many Grocery Stockers can be found at The Kroger Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Whole Foods Market, Inc., Food Lion, and Safeway, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Safeway, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $25K.

Offering a median of only $20K, Food Lion pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $17K on the lower end and $30K on the higher end.

Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Stocker

Pay by Experience for a Grocery Stocker has a positive trend. An entry-level Grocery Stocker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 216 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Grocery Stocker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Grocery Stocker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 52 salaries. A Grocery Stocker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 19 salaries.

Grocery Stocker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Grocery Stocker?

Grocery Stocker in High Point:
"Being a stocker at food lion is extremely fast paced."
Pros: I like the work itself. I like the opportunities there are for those who work hard.
Cons: The pay is what I like the least. For the responsibilities I have on my shoulders is a lot for what I make.

Grocery Stocker in Chicago:
"Stressful, managment is extremely disrespectful."
Pros: I get payed.
Cons: The disrespect by management.

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Key Stats for Grocery Stocker

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Grocery Stocker Salaries

▲48%

▲18%

▲3%

National Average
$21,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Grocery Stocker Salaries


National Average
$21,000


stocking
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 44%