Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salary

An average Grocery Store Stock Clerk in the United States can expect to take home roughly $9.82 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though career length and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. More than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just over two-fifths report medical coverage and nearly one in three claim dental coverage as well. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Grocery Store Stock Clerks who answered the questionnnaire. Though the majority of Grocery Store Stock Clerks do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$17,850 - $39,505
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MEDIAN: $26,500
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$7.92 - $14.38
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MEDIAN: $9.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,850 - $39,505  
   
Bonus
$0.80 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$650  
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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$16,632 - $32,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.92 - $14.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04  
Overtime
$11.27 - $25.49  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.80 - $2,909  
   
Profit Sharing
$650  
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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$16,632 - $32,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 374

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Stock Clerk, Grocery Store


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Grocery Store Stock Clerks may progress into high-paying roles like Registered Nurse, where median compensation is $56K annually. Grocery Store Stock Clerks most often move into positions as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Grocery Store Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $11K higher and $28K higher, respectively.

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Many Grocery Store Stock Clerks can be found at Safeway, Inc., The Kroger Company, Publix Super Markets Inc, Trader Joe's Company, and Meijer, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Grocery Store Stock Clerks flock to Trader Joe's Company for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $30K lead the pack in compensation. Grocery Store Stock Clerks will also find cushy salaries at Harris Teeter, Inc. (+$23K), Publix Super Markets Inc (+$22K), and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (+$22K).

Considering that the median salary at The Kroger Company is a shallow $17K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is about half the top paying employer's rate. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Meijer, Inc. at $17K, and Safeway, Inc. where $21K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Grocery Store Stock Clerks there earn up to $45K.

Pay by Experience Level for Stock Clerk, Grocery Store

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $20K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $21K. Grocery Store Stock Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $27K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $31K.

Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Stock Clerk, Grocery Store?

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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Key Stats for Stock Clerk, Grocery Store

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salaries

Late-Career
▲48%

Experienced
▲29%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$21,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salaries


Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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