Stock Clerk, Retail Salary

Retail Stock Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $9.93 per hour on average. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but geography and the specific company are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Retail Stock Clerks. Men working as Retail Stock Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than a third, and just under one in five earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$8.22 - $15.09
$8
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.93
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50%
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.22 - $15.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.52  
Overtime
$9.93 - $25.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$250.00  
   
Profit Sharing
$375.00  
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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$17,040 - $32,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 218

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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Stock Clerk, Retail


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Retail Stock Clerks who transition into a Retail Store Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $41K per year.

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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

National Average: $20,867

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Stock Clerk, Retail

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Stock Clerk, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$21,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Stock Clerk, Retail Salaries

Inventory Control
▲64%

Shipping
▲18%

Organizing
▲6%

National Average
$21,000


Retail
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 70%
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