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Stock Clerk, Retail Salary

An average Retail Stock Clerk in the United States can expect to take home roughly $9.53 per hour. Pay generally varies between $7.81 per hour and $13.59. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Retail Stock Clerks making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Although a majority lack health benefits of any kind, more than a third do enjoy medical insurance, and just under a third get dental coverage, too. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,352 - $33,935
(Median)
$14K
$24K
$34K
MEDIAN: $23,936
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$7.81 - $13.59
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary 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$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,352 - $33,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
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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$16,235 - $28,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.81 - $13.59  
   
Overtime
$1.48 - $19.83  
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 - $500  
   
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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$16,235 - $28,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 272

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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Retail Store Manager. The latter position pays an average of $40K annually.

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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 Retail Stock Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $19K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $22K. Retail Stock Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $23K. 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 35%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 60%
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