Stock Clerk, Retail Salary
|Hourly Rate||$8.22 - $15.09|
|Overtime||$9.93 - $25.65|
|Total Pay (||$17,040 - $32,592|
Job Description for Stock Clerk, Retail
Retail stock clerks are responsible for keeping the shelves and racks of their store stocked with merchandise. Typically, stock clerks work in a store's warehouse or backroom and are often found in big-box retailers, grocery stores, and department stores; however, smaller stores may also employee these clerks. Stock clerks are responsible for receiving shipments of merchandise from manufacturers or corporate warehouses, comparing the shipments to inventory manifests, and unpacking the shipments for storage. Accurate counting and inventory helps a store prevent shrink, or loss of goods.Read More...
In many stores, retail stock clerks are responsible for setting up merchandise displays for sales and special event, as well as rearranging merchandise displays and shelving. Stock clerks typically work indoors, but they may be required to help customers load large purchases into their vehicles. Warehouses' temperature may vary depending on the climate, especially when deliveries are arriving on the loading dock; therefore, stock clerks may need to work in a variety of weather conditions.
No special training or education is needed for this position, but stock clerks typically need to be able to lift 50 pounds, be on their feet for long periods of time, operate machinery such as a hydraulic lift, and (in larger warehouses) work with higher shelves. Stock clerks typically report to an inventory or merchandising manager. Retail stock clerks may work during regular business hours, but often they work late nights or early mornings to prepare a store for customers. The ability to be well organized, work quickly, and work independently are desirable skills for a stock clerk working in a retail environment.
Stock Clerk, Retail Tasks
- Inventory stock items and record data manually or using computer.
- Document discrepancies and adjust errors.
- Deliver incoming stock to various departments.
- Verify, inspect and label incoming orders and store in central supply area.
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Popular Skills for Stock Clerk, Retail
Retail Stock Clerks generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Inventory Control, Shipping, and Organizing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 64 percent, 18 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Retail. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Inventory Control.
Pay by Experience Level for Stock Clerk, Retail
Pay by Experience for a Stock Clerk, Retail has a positive trend. An entry-level Stock Clerk, Retail with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 159 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Stock Clerk, Retail with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Stock Clerk, Retail which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 46 salaries. A Stock Clerk, Retail with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 12 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Retail Stock Clerks, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Retail Stock Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+9 percent) and Las Vegas (+5 percent). Miami is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 4 percent.
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