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Stock Clerk, Retail Salary

Average Retail Stock Clerks in the United States make around $9.45 per hour. Compensation ranges between $7.79 per hour and $13.81. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although the larger part lack health benefits of any kind, close to two-fifths do enjoy medical insurance, and just under a third get dental coverage, too. Male Retail Stock Clerks are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$14,352 - $33,935
(Median)
$14K
$24K
$34K
MEDIAN: $23,936
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$7.79 - $13.81
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,352 - $33,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $499.17  
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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$16,198 - $29,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.79 - $13.81  
   
Overtime
$1.48 - $20.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $499.17  
   
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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$16,198 - $29,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 275

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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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As Retail Stock Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Retail Store Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Retail Store Managers earn $40K on average 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.


Retail Stock Clerks with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $19K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $22K on average. On average, Retail Stock Clerks make $23K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Retail Stock Clerks with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $27K.

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Experience Affects Stock Clerk, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 59%