Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salary (United States)

Hourly wages for Grocery Stock Clerks in the United States typically come in around $9.28 per hour. Pay ranges from $7.53 per hour on the low end to $14.71 on the higher side. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company. Health benefits are not claimed by all—about half lack any form of coverage—but more than half have medical insurance, and about half have dental, too. Male Grocery Stock Clerks are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Grocery Stock Clerks. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salary (?
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.
)
$17,617 - $45,195
(Median)
18K
25K
31K
45K
MEDIAN: $25,000
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salary (?
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.
)
$7.53 - $14.71
(Median)
7
12
15
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$17,617 - $45,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,171  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $4,966  
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).
)
$15,727 - $32,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate 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$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.53 - $14.71  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $22.00  
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 - $1,171  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $4,966  
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).
)
$15,727 - $32,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 696
Is Stock Clerk, Grocery Store your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
United States (change)

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

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:
Compensation may increase greatly for Grocery Stock Clerks who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Registered Nurse may make an additional $35K per year than lower-end positions. A typical promotion for Grocery Stock Clerks is becoming Retail Store Assistant Managers or Grocery Store Managers, where they can expect an extra $12,640 or $29K per year.

Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Employer Salaries for Stock Clerk, Grocery Store

Grocery Stock Clerks seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Trader Joe's Company, where typical salaries come to $23,928, though the large difference in pay between employees at the top ($18,782) and those starting out ($42K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is The Kroger Company, where the median salary is just $19,122. Publix Super Markets Inc and Safeway, Inc. also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $19,650 and $21,180-paychecks on average.

Grocery 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. It is not unusual for someone who knows Customer Service to be familiar with Order Inventory as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Stock Clerk, Grocery Store

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay for Grocery Stock Clerks increases steadily with experience. Salaries start at $18,453, which grows to $23K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $26K after 10 to 20 years. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Grocery Stock Clerks earning an average of $29K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 13 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 12 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

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.

Related Job Salaries

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -

Experience Affects Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%
Experienced
up arrow 34%
Mid-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$20,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Stock Clerk, Grocery Store Salaries

National Average
$20,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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