Stock Clerk, Retail Salary

The average Retail Stock Clerk in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $9.43 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $7.89 per hour and $13.80. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by the particular city and the specific company. About a third enjoy medical while just under one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a fifth. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$12,365 - $30,100
(Median)
$12K
$24K
$30K
MEDIAN: $23,936
10%
50%
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.

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For Retail Stock Clerks, progressing to a Retail Store Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Retail Store Manager can earn $40K annually.

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Retail Stock Clerks typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Inventory Control and Organizing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Retail and Customer Service. Customer Service and Organizing are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Stock Clerk, Retail

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Retail Stock Clerks — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $19K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $22K. Retail Stock Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $23K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Retail Stock Clerk generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $26K.

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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
up arrow 4%

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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