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Stock Clerk, Retail Salary (United States)

Pay for Retail Stock Clerks in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $9.32 per hour. Earnings sit near $7.74 per hour on the lower side but can approach $13.71 on the higher side. While more than half report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and just under one in three have dental, as well. Male Retail Stock Clerks are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 58 percent of the field. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Stock Clerk, Retail Salary (?
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$14,575 - $34,255
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MEDIAN: $24,216
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Stock Clerk, Retail Salary (?
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$7.74 - $13.71
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National Salary Data

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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,575 - $34,255  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $526  
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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$16,106 - $28,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.74 - $13.71  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $22.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $526  
   
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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$16,106 - $28,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 278
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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 who transition into an upper level Retail Store Manager role may receive a large increase in pay as the position often pays $40K per year.

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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.
For many Retail Stock Clerks, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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. Retail Stock Clerks bring in $23K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $25K. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a fair portion of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up approximately one in eight of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise close to one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.

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Experience Affects Stock Clerk, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 61%