Retail Stock Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $9.78 per hour on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career duration, followed by geography and the specific company. Roughly one in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one-fifth collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Retail Stock Clerks (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$17,500 - $45,500
(Median)
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$30K
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MEDIAN: $30,000
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$8.14 - $14.62
(Median)
$8
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$30,000  
   
Bonus
$625  
Profit Sharing
$375.00  
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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$16,895 - $32,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.14 - $14.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.52  
Overtime
$9.93 - $25.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$625  
   
Profit Sharing
$375.00  
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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$16,895 - $32,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 232
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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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For Retail Stock Clerks, progressing to a Retail Store Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Retail Store Manager can earn $41K annually.

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Popular Skills for Stock Clerk, Retail


Retail Stock Clerks report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Inventory Control, Shipping, and Organizing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 59 percent, 19 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Inventory Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Stock Clerk, Retail

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Retail Stock Clerks — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $20K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $22K. Retail Stock Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $25K. Retail Stock Clerks who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Stock Clerk, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$21,000


Skills That Affect Stock Clerk, Retail Salaries

Inventory Control
up arrow 59%

Shipping
up arrow 19%

Organizing
up arrow 6%

National Average
$21,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Retail
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 66%
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