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Stock Clerk, Retail Salary (United States)

The average Retail Stock Clerk in the United States earns approximately $9.32 per hour. Pay generally varies between $7.74 per hour and $13.76. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, the larger part are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by over a third and dental insurance is reported by just under one in three. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Retail Stock Clerks making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Stock Clerk, Retail Salary (?
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$14,303 - $34,255
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MEDIAN: $24,216
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Stock Clerk, Retail Salary (?
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$7.74 - $13.76
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National Salary Data

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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,303 - $34,255  
   
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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$16,088 - $29,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.74 - $13.76  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $22.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$16,088 - $29,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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At the upper end, Retail Stock Clerks who move into a Retail Store Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Retail Store Managers is $40K 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $19K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $22K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Retail Stock Clerks see a median salary of $23K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $24K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$20,000
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Miami offers some of the highest pay in the country for Retail Stock Clerks, 6 percent above the national average. Retail Stock Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+6 percent).

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Experience Affects Stock Clerk, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 64 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
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 59%