Stock Clerk, Retail Salary

Median pay for Retail Stock Clerks in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $9.58 per hour. Earnings sit near $7.84 per hour on the lower side but can approach $13.80 on the higher side. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Retail Stock Clerks — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — the larger part — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by over a third and dental plans are enjoyed by one in four. Men make up a slight majority of Retail Stock Clerks (59 percent) who responded to the survey. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$13,200 - $32,500
(Median)
$13K
$23K
$32K
MEDIAN: $23,489
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$7.84 - $13.80
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$13,200 - $32,500  
   
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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$16,273 - $29,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.84 - $13.80  
   
Overtime
$1.54 - $20.45  
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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$16,273 - $29,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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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 who go on to become Retail Store Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Retail Store Managers is $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.


Retail Stock Clerks with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $19K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $22K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Retail Stock Clerks make a median salary of $23K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $25K on average.

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Experience Affects Stock Clerk, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 61%
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