Stock Clerk, Retail Salary

The average Retail Stock Clerk in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $9.43 per hour. Compensation ranges between $7.89 per hour and $13.80. While the particular city and the specific company impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. About one in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than a fourth collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$12,365 - $30,100
(Median)
$12K
$24K
$30K
MEDIAN: $23,936
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90%

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$7.89 - $13.80
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$12,365 - $30,100  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
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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$16,417 - $29,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.89 - $13.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$4.87 - $20.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
   
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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$16,417 - $29,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 306
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Job Description for Stock Clerk, Retail

Retail stock clerks are responsible for keeping the shelves and racks of their store stocked with merchandise. Typically, stock clerks work in a store's warehouse or backroom and are often found in big-box retailers, grocery stores, and department stores; however, smaller stores may also employee these clerks. Stock clerks are responsible for receiving shipments of merchandise from manufacturers or corporate warehouses, comparing the shipments to inventory manifests, and unpacking the shipments for storage. Accurate counting and inventory helps a store prevent shrink, or loss of goods.

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Stock Clerk, Retail Tasks

  • Deliver incoming stock to various departments.
  • Verify, inspect and label incoming orders and store in central supply area.
  • Inventory stock items and record data manually or using computer.
  • Document discrepancies and adjust errors.

Common Career Paths for Stock Clerk, Retail


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Retail Stock Clerks may progress into high-paying roles like Retail Store Manager, where median compensation is $40K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Stock Clerk, Retail

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


Retail Stock Clerks with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $19K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $22K. On average, Retail Stock Clerks make $23K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Retail Stock Clerk with more than 20 years of experience can earn $26K on average.

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Experience Affects Stock Clerk, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$20,000


Skills That Affect Stock Clerk, Retail Salaries

Inventory Control
up arrow 46%

Organizing
up arrow 9%

National Average
$20,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Retail
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 64%
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