Stock Clerk, Retail Salary (United States)

Retail Stock Clerks in the United States usually make around $9.32 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $7.74 per hour to $13.71. While a majority report receiving no health benefits, 61 percent do receive medical coverage, and around one third have dental, as well. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 58 percent. Though the majority of Retail Stock Clerks do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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 (?
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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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For Retail Stock Clerks, career advancement has a positively large impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Retail Store Manager will earn $20K more than someone not as far along in their career.

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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 less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $18,961, increasing to $22K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $23K after 10 to 20 years. As Retail Stock Clerks approach two decades on the job, pay accelerates at a slower pace, and typical earnings come to $25K. 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, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. Most of respondents report 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
up arrow 9%
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$20,000
Entry-Level
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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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