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Job Description for an Overnight Stocker at Walmart

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Overnight stockers for discount retailer Walmart are responsible for putting merchandise on the shelves during hours when stores are either closed or don't have much customer traffic. According to the Glassdoor job website, the average pay for an overnight stocker at Walmart is $10 an hour as of December 2014. Wages typically range between $7 and $17 an hour, though entry level workers make closer to the minimum wage.


Walmart overnight stockers set up merchandise, clean displays, remove damaged items and organize displays. They are also responsible for adjusting prices as necessary, and completing logs and other documentation so that stores know when more products are needed. Company policies also require Walmart overnight stockers to identify safety hazards and report apparent theft. Full-time and part-time positions are available for this job.

Skills and Requirements

A successful applicant should be able to pick up boxes and other heavy objects that weigh more than 50 pounds. Organization and time management skills are important. A stocker is expected to follow company procedures and learn through verbal and visual orientation of job duties. Some stockers might be required to operate a forklift.

Stockers and Order Fillers Employment and Labor Information 2023

Stockers and Order Fillers Employment Brief:

Receive, store, and issue merchandise, materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard to fill shelves, racks, tables, or customers' orders. May operate power equipment to fill orders. May mark prices on merchandise and set up sales displays.

Stockers and Order Fillers Job Description

Here is a Job Description an employer might post for potential Stockers and Order Fillers.

Stockers and Order Fillers Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Clean display cases, shelves, and aisles.
  • Recommend disposal of excess, defective, or obsolete stock.
  • Read orders to ascertain catalog numbers, sizes, colors, and quantities of merchandise.
  • Obtain merchandise from bins or shelves.
  • Dispose of damaged or defective items, or return them to vendors.
  • Stock shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with new or transferred merchandise.
  • Pack customer purchases in bags or cartons.
  • Store items in an orderly and accessible manner in warehouses, tool rooms, supply rooms, or other areas.
  • Receive, unload, open, unpack, or issue sales floor merchandise.
  • Receive and count stock items, and record data manually or on computer.

Typical Daily Tasks of Stockers and Order Fillers:

  • Handling and Moving Objects: Package objects for shipping. Set up merchandise displays. Stock supplies or merchandise. Store items. Store records or related materials.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates.
  • Getting Information: Read work orders to determine material or setup requirements.
  • Performing General Physical Activities: Clean facilities or equipment. Deliver items. Remove debris or damaged materials. Unload materials or equipment.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events: Attach identification information to products, items or containers.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems: Calculate costs of goods or services.
  • Working with Computers.

Stockers and Order Fillers Skills and Requirements:

  • Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Programming Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Stockers and Order Fillers Salary and Wages:

Average Salary: 58,450. Education: typical education requirements include High school diploma or equivalent.

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Data from May 2023 courtesy of U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program.


Samantha Kemp is a lawyer for a general practice firm. She has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles focus on legal issues, personal finance, business and education. Kemp acquired her JD from the University of Arkansas School of Law. She also has degrees in economics and business and teaching.

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