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Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salary

An average Grocery Store Stock Clerk in the United States can expect to take home roughly $9.33 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by over one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by a little less than half. Work is enjoyable for Grocery Store Stock Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Grocery Store Stock Clerks who answered the questionnnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$18,616 - $45,610
(Median)
$19K
$23K
$46K
MEDIAN: $23,399
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$7.57 - $14.54
(Median)
$7
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,616 - $45,610  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $2,035  
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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$15,823 - $32,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.57 - $14.54  
   
Overtime
$5.68 - $21.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
   
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $2,035  
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).
)
$15,823 - $32,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 605
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Job Description for Stock Clerk, Grocery Store

  • 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


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Grocery Store Stock Clerks' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Registered Nurse. The average Registered Nurse bring home $55K per year. It is quite typical for Grocery Store Stock Clerks to transition into roles as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Grocery Store Managers, where reported median earnings are $12K and $29K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Stock Clerk, Grocery Store


Trader Joe's Company does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $22K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $19K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $43K.

The pay scale is far from balanced at The Kroger Company. While salaries on one end can reach $31K, the company's median pay sits at $19K, the lowest in the field.


Grocery Store Stock Clerks usually report a few specific skills. Order Inventory and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Competency in Customer Service frequently indicates knowledge of Order Inventory.

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $18K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $23K. Grocery Store Stock Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $26K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $28K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Stock Clerk, Grocery Store in Chandler:
"Be Grateful."
I have always worked as a daytime stock clerk, my main duties were to check, fill and rotate the dairy case, egg case, bread, beer case and water aisle, and other misc. Duties. I'm from Az, so my advice to a new clerk was to ALWAYS check the water aisle first, then walk and face the other main areas and make a list of which ones need to be taken care of next and in what order. If they are called to cashier, they need to stop what they are doing immediately and go to the front to take care of the customers waiting in line. People are already annoyed about coming to the store from the moment they walk in the door, you want to make their last moments in the store to be as great as you can so you can assure they will return.

What is it like working as a Stock Clerk, Grocery Store at Trader Joe's Company?

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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Experience Affects Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salaries



National Average
$20,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 45%