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Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salary

The average Grocery Store Stock Clerk in the United States earns approximately $9.39 per hour. Pay generally varies between $7.65 per hour and $14.43. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Grocery Store Stock Clerks survey respondents are men (75 percent). Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by close to one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$15,456 - $45,150
(Median)
$15K
$23K
$45K
MEDIAN: $23,000
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$7.65 - $14.43
(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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$15,456 - $45,150  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,015  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $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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$15,980 - $31,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.65 - $14.43  
   
Overtime
$5.53 - $21.95  
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.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,015  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $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).
)
$15,980 - $31,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 552

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Job Description for Stock Clerk, Grocery Store

  • 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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As Grocery Store Stock Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Registered Nurse, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Registered Nurses earn $55K on average per year. Grocery Store Stock Clerks moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Grocery Store Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $12K higher and $29K higher, respectively.

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Grocery Store Stock Clerks seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Trader Joe's Company, where the median salary comes to $23K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($19K) and those starting out ($43K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Offering a median salary of only $19K, The Kroger Company pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $15K to $31K is pretty narrow, too.


Grocery Store Stock Clerks only report a few specific skills. Order Inventory and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Order Inventory is a skill commonly found among those who know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Stock Clerk, Grocery Store

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


For many Grocery Store Stock Clerks, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $19K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $22K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $25K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $29K.

Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Stock Clerk, Grocery Store in Chandler:
"Be Grateful."
I have always worked as a daytime stock clerk, my main duties were to check, fill and rotate the dairy case, egg case, bread, beer case and water aisle, and other misc. Duties. I'm from Az, so my advice to a new clerk was to ALWAYS check the water aisle first, then walk and face the other main areas and make a list of which ones need to be taken care of next and in what order. If they are called to cashier, they need to stop what they are doing immediately and go to the front to take care of the customers waiting in line. People are already annoyed about coming to the store from the moment they walk in the door, you want to make their last moments in the store to be as great as you can so you can assure they will return.

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
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salaries


Customer Service
up arrow 3%

National Average
$20,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 45%