Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salary
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.Read More...
Upon receiving goods, stock clerks must track their processing and tag items for inventory control. From there, they distribute items to their correct locations, sometimes using small electric hand trucks. Along with simply stocking shelves, grocery store stock clerks must also stay up-to-date with price changes and display them accordingly. They also use their knowledge of their store's inventory to assist customers and direct them to their desired locations.
Grocery store stock clerks are employed by grocery stores and may work either full-time or part-time, and their hours are usually set in shifts. Their work requires some interaction with others, mainly delivery companies and customers, but much time is also devoted to processing and managing inventory independently. Their work is indoors, both in the storerooms and the retail store itself. No official credentials are required as training is provided on-the-job, but many employers prefer those with a high school diploma.
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
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.
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