Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salary

Median pay for Grocery Store Stock Clerks in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $9.57 per hour. Earnings sit near $7.75 per hour on the lower side but can approach $14.29 on the higher side. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Male Grocery Store Stock Clerks are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by slightly more than half and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$17,645 - $44,544
(Median)
$18K
$25K
$45K
MEDIAN: $25,025
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$7.75 - $14.29
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$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$17,645 - $44,544  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
Profit Sharing
$712  
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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$16,212 - $31,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.75 - $14.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03  
Overtime
$4.29 - $21.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$712  
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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$16,212 - $31,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 506
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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.

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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


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As Grocery Store Stock Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Groecery Store Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Grocery Store Managers earn $49K on average per year. Grocery Store Stock Clerks typically move into roles as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Stock Clerks, and those positions pay $12K more and $1K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Stock Clerk, Grocery Store


The biggest paychecks can be found at Trader Joe's Company — the median salary there is $24K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $19K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $45K.

Offering a median of only $17K, The Kroger Company pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $15K on the lower end and $28K on the higher end.


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Grocery Store Stock Clerks who took the survey. Order Inventory and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Customer Service and Order Inventory are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Stock Clerk, Grocery Store

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $19K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $22K. Grocery Store Stock Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $25K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $29K on average.

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
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salaries


Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$20,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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