Stock Clerk, Retail Salary

Retail Stock Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $9.98 per hour on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and the specific company. Just under a third enjoy medical while roughly a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in six. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men working as Retail Stock Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$8.34 - $15.77
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$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10.12
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Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $8.34 - $15.77
Hourly Tips $0.86
Overtime $9.40 - $31.61
Annual Data $0$33K
Bonus $205
Profit Sharing $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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$17,351 - $33,928
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 193

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

  • Inventory stock items and record data manually or using computer.
  • Document discrepancies and adjust errors.
  • Deliver incoming stock to various departments.
  • Verify, inspect and label incoming orders and store in central supply area.

Common Career Paths for Stock Clerk, Retail


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As Retail Stock Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Retail Store Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Retail Store Managers earn $41K on average per year.

Stock Clerk, Retail Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Stock Clerk, Retail


Popular Skills for Stock Clerk, Retail


Retail Stock Clerks report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Inventory Control, Shipping, and Organizing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 64 percent, 17 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Retail. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Inventory Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Stock Clerk, Retail

Pay by Experience for a Stock Clerk, Retail has a positive trend. An entry-level Stock Clerk, Retail with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 159 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Stock Clerk, Retail with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Stock Clerk, Retail which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 46 salaries. A Stock Clerk, Retail with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,247

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Retail Stock Clerks that is 11 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Retail Stock Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+8 percent) and Las Vegas (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Miami is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Stock Clerk, Retail Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Stock Clerk, Retail?

Stock Clerk, Retail in Monroe:
"My pay scale rate."
Pros: Learning new things to help people live healthy.
Cons: Getting up at 4:30 am.

Stock Clerk, Retail in Garner:
"The job is a good work out physically."
Pros: The people I work with.
Cons: Not enough pay.

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Key Stats for Stock Clerk, Retail

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Stock Clerk, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲19%

National Average
$21,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Stock Clerk, Retail Salaries

Inventory Control
▲62%

Shipping
▲16%

Organizing
▲4%

National Average
$21,000


Retail
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 66%