Stock Clerk, Retail Salary

An average Retail Stock Clerk in the United States can expect to take home roughly $9.54 per hour. Pay generally varies between $7.84 per hour and $13.71. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Health benefits are not claimed by all — the greater part lack any form of coverage — but over a third have medical insurance, and close to one-fourth have dental, too. Men make up a slight majority of Retail Stock Clerks (58 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,365 - $33,935
(Median)
$12K
$24K
$34K
MEDIAN: $23,936
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$7.84 - $13.71
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,365 - $33,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $497.77  
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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$16,299 - $28,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.84 - $13.71  
   
Overtime
$1.54 - $20.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $497.77  
   
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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$16,299 - $28,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 279
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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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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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $19K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $22K. For Retail Stock Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $23K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $25K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Stock Clerk, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

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 67 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 62%
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