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Become A Stock Clerk

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Working As A Stock Clerk

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $19,310

    Average Salary

What Does A Stock Clerk Do

A Stock Clerk is responsible for receiving merchandise, unloading or unpacking it, and helping customers place orders. They may work in grocery stores, electronics stores, or department stores.

How To Become A Stock Clerk

Cashiers are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements to become a cashier.


Although most jobs for cashiers have no specific education requirements, some employers may prefer applicants with a high school diploma or equivalent. Cashiers should have a basic knowledge of mathematics, because they need to be able to make change and count the money in their registers.


Cashiers receive on-the-job training, which may last a few weeks. An experienced worker typically helps new cashiers learn how to operate equipment such as scanners or registers.


Working as a cashier is often a steppingstone to other careers in retail. For example, with experience, cashiers may become customer service representatives, retail sales workers, or sales managers.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Cashiers must pay attention to customers’ questions and explain pricing.

Customer-service skills. Cashiers must be courteous and friendly when helping customers.

Dexterity. Cashiers use their hands to operate registers and scan purchases.

Integrity. Cashiers must calculate payments accurately and be trusted to process customers’ financial information.

Patience. Cashiers must be able to remain calm when interacting with customers.

Physical stamina. Cashiers stand for long periods.

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Stock Clerk Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Arabic

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Hmong

  • Russian

  • Tagalog

  • Hindi

  • Korean

  • Carrier

  • Vietnamese

  • Greek

  • Urdu

  • Thai

  • Polish

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Real Stock Clerk Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Stock Clerk Panamerican Foods LLC Kearny, NJ Feb 12, 2016 $29,515
Parts Order and Stock Clerk Cape Cod Paper Company MA May 01, 2011 $29,260
Stock Clerk Cape Cod Paper Company MA May 01, 2011 $29,260
Stock Clerk Robert E Otto Inc. Wainscott, NY Apr 01, 2016 $29,218
Nursery Stock Clerk Troy's Landscape Supply Co. Inc. Cohoes, NY Feb 15, 2016 $28,842
Stock Clerk, Warehouse Legendary Meats LLC Marietta, GA Oct 26, 2016 $28,600
Stock Clerk Village Hardware East Hampton, NY Apr 01, 2016 $26,442
Stock Clerk The Cook and Wolf Corp East Hampton, NY May 15, 2016 $26,442
Stock Clerks Marspec, Inc. MA May 15, 2014 $25,754
Stock Clerk Cowboy's Meat & Delicatessen LLC MA Apr 01, 2014 $25,754
Stock Clerk Steven Stile Farmers Market, LLC New York, NY Jul 29, 2016 $25,709
Stock Clerk Robert E Otto Inc. Wainscott, NY Apr 01, 2015 $25,315
Stock Clerk Village Hardware East Hampton, NY Apr 01, 2015 $25,315
Stock Clerk Bradford T. Reeve, Sr. and Paul Reeve, Inc. Aquebogue, NY Apr 01, 2015 $25,315
Stock Clerk White Springs, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jun 28, 2016 $24,000
Stock Clerks-Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard Contract Filing, Inc. Cedar Grove, NJ Aug 08, 2011 $23,834
Stock Clerks-Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard Contract Filing, Inc. Cedar Grove, NJ May 19, 2011 $23,834
Stock Clerks Marspec, Inc. Provincetown, MA Apr 07, 2016 $23,667
Grocery Stock Clerk Bernier's Market, Inc. Tisbury, MA Apr 06, 2016 $23,667
Stock Clerks-Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard Elegant Furniture & Lighting, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Apr 14, 2011 $23,566
Stock Clerk Edgartown Hardware, Inc. Edgartown, MA Sep 08, 2011 $23,312
Stock Clerks-Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard Franks Gourmet Market Inc. New York, NY Jun 14, 2011 $23,150
Stock Clerk Ms Wave Inc. DBA Beauty Plus San Antonio I San Antonio, TX Oct 18, 2016 $17,763
Stock Clerks Seaside Farm Market NC May 12, 2014 $17,740
Stock Clerks Seaside Farm Market, Inc. NC May 13, 2013 $17,740
Stock Clerk Seaside Farm Market, Inc. NC May 15, 2012 $17,740
Parts Order and Stock Clerk Village Hardware NY Apr 01, 2011 $17,447
Stock Clerk Alfresco Home PA Dec 01, 2011 $17,322
Parts Order and Stock Clerk Moon Nurseries, Inc. MD Mar 01, 2011 $17,322
Stock Clerk Alstede Farms LLC NJ May 01, 2011 $17,301

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Top Skills for A Stock Clerk


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Top Stock Clerk Skills

  1. Store Shelves
  2. Customer Merchandise Selection
  3. Customer Service Skills
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Restock items on store shelves and make sure merchandise labels and prices are correct.
  • Itemized and totaled customer merchandise selection at checkout counter using cash register.
  • Position required excellent communication and customer service skills with a very responsible and reliable approach to tasks.
  • Received, opened, unpacked and issued sales floor merchandise.
  • Fold clothing and restock shelves Accomplishments I always made sure I interacted with the customers Skills Used Good customer service

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