Grocery Store Stock Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $9.72 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by career length and geography. Male Grocery Store Stock Clerks are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. While over one-half report receiving no health benefits, a little more than half do receive medical coverage, and nearly one-third have dental, as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$17,850 - $40,678
(Median)
$18K
$26K
$41K
MEDIAN: $26,500
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$7.86 - $14.23
(Median)
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$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,850 - $40,678  
   
Bonus
$0.71 - $2,936  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$16,509 - $31,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.86 - $14.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04  
Overtime
$11.11 - $25.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.71 - $2,936  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$16,509 - $31,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 372
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Job Description for Stock Clerk, Grocery Store

Grocery store stock clerks are responsible for maintaining the order of stock within a supermarket or grocery store. This work involves keeping inventory of the store's wide range of stock and examining items that may need to be replenished or restocked, as well as knowing when a reduction in ordering is needed. They must also be keenly aware of when their retailer is transferring, discontinuing, or receiving new merchandise, and many are responsible for receiving, unpacking, inspecting, and processing new deliveries upon arrival, as well as spotting any issues and replacing damaged items if necessary.

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Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Tasks

  • Bag or wrap purchases for customer or for display.
  • Rotate product according to company methods and procedures.
  • Engage in suggestive selling methods.
  • Fill customer order by obtaining items from shelves, freezers, coolers, bins, tables or containers.
  • Clean shelves, bins, cases, tables and coolers.

Common Career Paths for Stock Clerk, Grocery Store


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At the upper end, Grocery Store Stock Clerks who move into a Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Registered Nurses is a much higher $56K per year. Retail Store Assistant Managers or Grocery Store Managers are common next-step roles for Grocery Store Stock Clerks moving up in their careers; annual pay for Retail Store Assistant Managers is $12K higher on average, and it's $29K higher for Grocery Store Managers.

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Safeway, Inc., The Kroger Company, Publix Super Markets Inc, Trader Joe's Company, and Meijer, Inc. are all popular places to work. Trader Joe's Company leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $30K.

Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at The Kroger Company — the median salary comes to just $17K, just about half of the top paying company's median.

Pay by Experience Level for Stock Clerk, Grocery Store

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


Grocery Store Stock Clerks with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Grocery Store Stock Clerks 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $25K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $31K.

Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Reviews

What is it like working as a Stock Clerk, Grocery Store at Trader Joe's Company?

Stock Clerk, Grocery Store in Ann Arbor:
"Company Going Through Changes."
Pros: Flexibility. Being able to work with the community. Customer service. TJ's good to the customers.
Cons: Not good communication from corporate. Sometimes make changes at top with little time to deal with at store level.

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Experience Affects Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$20,000


Skills That Affect Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salaries


Customer Service
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National Average
$20,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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