Stock Clerk, Retail Salary (United States)

Hourly wages for Retail Stock Clerks in the United States typically come in around $9.32 per hour. Pay begins at $7.74 per hour on the low end and climbs to $13.71 near the top. While a majority report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and about a third 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. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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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MEDIAN: $9.00
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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  
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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  
PayScale
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 may receive a large increase in pay with career advancement. Those who transition into an upper level Retail Store Manager position may earn an additional $20K 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.
In most cases, Retail Stock Clerks can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Salaries start at $18,961, which grows to $22K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $23K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years of work in the field, Retail Stock Clerks typically earn $25K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 12 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

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Experience Affects Stock Clerk, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
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$20,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 62 votes.

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%
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