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Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salary

Grocery Store Stock Clerks in the United States take home approximately $9.41 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $7.69 per hour and $14.43. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Though the majority of Grocery Store Stock Clerks do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. 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 about one-half and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Grocery Store Stock Clerks who answered the questionnnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$15,456 - $45,150
(Median)
$15K
$23K
$45K
MEDIAN: $23,000
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$7.69 - $14.43
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$15,456 - $45,150  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
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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$16,060 - $31,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.69 - $14.43  
   
Overtime
$5.53 - $21.95  
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.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
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).
)
$16,060 - $31,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 551

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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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At the upper end, Grocery Store Stock Clerks who move into a Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Registered Nurses is a much higher $55K per year. Grocery Store Stock Clerks most often move into positions as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Grocery Store Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $12K higher and $29K higher, respectively.

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Although Trader Joe's Company boasts the highest average salary in town at $23K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $19K or as much as $43K.

The Kroger Company reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $19K) but some workers make up to $31K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.


Grocery Store Stock Clerks usually report a few specific skills. Order Inventory and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Experience with Customer Service is often linked with 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $19K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $22K. Grocery Store Stock Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $25K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $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 43%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salaries


Customer Service
up arrow 2%

National Average
$20,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

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: 45%
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