Stock Clerk, Retail Salary

The average Retail Stock Clerk in the United States earns approximately $9.51 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $7.83 per hour, and the top verges on $13.65. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The larger part of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, over a third report medical coverage and close to one-fourth claim dental coverage as well. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Retail Stock Clerks making up 58 percent of survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$12,365 - $33,935

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$7.83 - $13.65

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,365 - $33,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $497.77  
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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$16,293 - $28,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.83 - $13.65  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $20.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $497.77  
   
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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$16,293 - $28,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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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.

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Stock Clerk, Retail Tasks

  • Deliver incoming stock to various departments.
  • Verify, inspect and label incoming orders and store in central supply area.
  • Inventory stock items and record data manually or using computer.
  • Document discrepancies and adjust errors.

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Retail Stock Clerks may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Retail Store Manager. The latter position pays an average of $40K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Stock Clerk, Retail

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $19K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $22K. Retail Stock Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $23K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Retail Stock Clerk generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $25K.

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Experience Affects Stock Clerk, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 62%
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