Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salary

Pay for Grocery Store Stock Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $9.48 per hour. Compensation ranges between $7.73 per hour and $14.35. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but close to one-half have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. For the most part, Grocery Store Stock Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Grocery Store Stock Clerks greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$16,500 - $45,000
(Median)
$16K
$22K
$45K
MEDIAN: $22,488
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$7.73 - $14.35
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$16,500 - $45,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $2,000  
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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$16,155 - $31,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.73 - $14.35  
   
Overtime
$5.42 - $21.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $2,000  
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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$16,155 - $31,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 533
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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 Registered Nurse, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Registered Nurses earn $55K on average per year. Grocery Store Stock Clerks typically move into roles as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Grocery Store Managers, and those positions pay $12K more and $29K more, respectively.

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Grocery Store Stock Clerks seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Trader Joe's Company, where the median salary comes to $23K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($19K) and those starting out ($43K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

The consistently lowest paying firm is The Kroger Company, where the median salary is just $19K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $15K to $31K.


Grocery Store Stock Clerks only report a few specific skills. Order Inventory and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $19K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $22K. On average, Grocery Store Stock Clerks make $25K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $28K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$20,000

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


Customer Service
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National Average
$20,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 44%
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