Average Stock Clerk Salary
$24,000 yearly
$11.99 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$21,000
10 %
$24,000
Median
$29,000
90 %
What Is The Average Stock Clerk Salary?
The average stock clerk salary is $24,935 per year, or $11.99 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $21,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $29,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Washington, Massachusetts, California, and Hawaii provide the highest stock clerk salaries.

Average Stock Clerk Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where stock clerks earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Stock Clerk average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$20,126
$9.68
Alaska
$32,523
$15.64
Arizona
$24,238
$11.65
Arkansas
$23,884
$11.48
California
$28,784
$13.84
Colorado
$26,545
$12.76
Connecticut
$24,175
$11.62
Delaware
$20,949
$10.07
District of Columbia
$27,756
$13.34
Florida
$21,959
$10.56
Georgia
$20,484
$9.85
Hawaii
$28,303
$13.61
Idaho
$23,961
$11.52
Illinois
$24,865
$11.95
Indiana
$22,508
$10.82
Iowa
$25,133
$12.08
Kansas
$24,332
$11.70
Kentucky
$22,918
$11.02
Louisiana
$20,490
$9.85
Maine
$24,154
$11.61
Maryland
$22,013
$10.58
Massachusetts
$29,081
$13.98
Michigan
$24,725
$11.89
Minnesota
$27,005
$12.98
Mississippi
$19,339
$9.30
Missouri
$23,629
$11.36
Montana
$22,760
$10.94
Nebraska
$24,368
$11.72
Nevada
$25,604
$12.31
New Hampshire
$26,259
$12.62
New Jersey
$27,164
$13.06
New Mexico
$24,133
$11.60
New York
$27,317
$13.13
North Carolina
$25,632
$12.32
North Dakota
$27,098
$13.03
Ohio
$23,001
$11.06
Oklahoma
$22,272
$10.71
Oregon
$27,667
$13.30
Pennsylvania
$25,770
$12.39
Rhode Island
$27,211
$13.08
South Carolina
$27,667
$13.30
South Dakota
$23,752
$11.42
Tennessee
$24,535
$11.80
Texas
$22,331
$10.74
Utah
$23,876
$11.48
Vermont
$24,065
$11.57
Virginia
$22,812
$10.97
Washington
$30,784
$14.80
West Virginia
$22,977
$11.05
Wisconsin
$24,378
$11.72
Wyoming
$24,768
$11.91

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Highest Paying Cities For Stock Clerk

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Jose, CA
$29,646
$14.25
Lexington, MA
$29,136
$14.01
Centereach, NY
$27,460
$13.20
Linden, NJ
$27,167
$13.06
Minneapolis, MN
$26,969
$12.97
Harrisburg, PA
$25,648
$12.33

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Average Stock Clerk Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $24,900
    $11.99
    +4.8%
    2020
    $23,700
    $11.41
    +2.6%
    2019
    $23,100
    $11.12
    +2.6%
    2018
    $22,500
    $10.83
    +1.6%
    2017
    $22,200
    $10.66
    +1.6%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    General Merchandise Clerk

    Avg. salary: $43,798

    This individual works in the GM section of a store. They interact with customers and assist them as they purchase merchandise. In this role, they are expected to place all special orders and to take stock of all products annually. Other responsibilities of this position include developing merchandise plans and ensuring they are compliant with quality standards. They may also have to evaluate merchandise and ensure credit payments are accurate.
    96,656 General Merchandise Clerk Jobs
    Merchandise Stocker

    Avg. salary: $27,496

    A merchandise stocker is an employee who ensures that shelves and aisles are stocked with the merchandise in retail stores or warehouses. Merchandise stockers must receive the goods, unload or unpack them, mark them with codes to be identified, and stock them on shelves. They help customers to fill orders through mail, web, or phone while preparing the customers' merchandise for shipment. They must also operate a forklift so that they can lift or place merchandise at the assigned shelves.
    46,330 Merchandise Stocker Jobs
    Overnight Stocker

    Avg. salary: $28,780

    An overnight stocker is responsible for monitoring inventories, stocking items, and organizing products on shelves. Overnight stockers' duties also include checking the manufacturing and expiration dates of the products, labeling and validating prices, escalating defective items to the management, and categorizing products for special offers and promotions. An overnight stocker must be detail-oriented and has excellent multi-tasking skills to complete and update the inventory as needed. Overnight stockers should also be strict on following the sanitation procedures to keep the items neat and free of any possible damage.
    19,321 Overnight Stocker Jobs
    Warehouse Clerk

    Avg. salary: $28,277

    A warehouse clerk is an employee responsible for the process of ordered goods while keeping the warehouse well-organized and clean. Warehouse clerks accept company products' deliveries, inspect them for any damages, and store them accordingly in the warehouse. Companies require their warehouse clerks to have many skills, such as an operating forklift or other machinery to transport large and heavy goods. Warehouse clerks must also possess abilities like knowledge in Warehouse Management Software programs and detailed-oriented capable of noticing small errors in orders.
    132,808 Warehouse Clerk Jobs
    Stock Team Member

    Avg. salary: $28,825

    A stock team member is an employee who is responsible for preparing and distributing merchandise from the backroom to the sales floor. Stock team members are required to support the stocking team by helping locate items on the sales floor and assisting with stocking merchandise. They should scan the store bar codes of merchandise that are moved from the backroom to the sales floor. Stock team members must also maintain a well-stocked appearance in-store as well as work closely with store management to ensure company standards.
    88,443 Stock Team Member Jobs
    Night Stocker

    Avg. salary: $28,148

    A night stocker is responsible for organizing store shelves and stocking merchandise to the appropriate areas. Night stockers ensure that the items are accurately categorized, ensuring that products are free of any damage. They monitor inventories, report short supplies for delivery requests, remove expired products from the shelves, maintain the cleanliness and presentability of the items, and move merchandise carefully from one place to another. A night stocker must have excellent time-management and organizational skills, as well as the ability to multi-task.
    82,863 Night Stocker Jobs

    Stock Clerk Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a stock clerk can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Stock Clerks The Most?

    To earn a high income as a stock clerk, working for Buffalo Public Schools or McKee Foods might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like The Hershey Company and Hormel Foods report highly competitive wages for stock clerks.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Stock Clerk SalaryStock Clerk Salary Range
    1Buffalo Public Schools
    4.0
    $33,098
    $28k
    $34k
    2McKee Foods
    4.5
    $32,288
    $28k
    $34k
    3The Hershey Company
    4.8
    $31,707
    $28k
    $34k
    4Hormel Foods
    4.5
    $31,519
    $28k
    $34k
    5Delta Apparel
    3.9
    $31,272
    $28k
    $34k
    6Providence Health & Services
    4.5
    $31,186
    $28k
    $34k

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    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    City of Perham
    Liquor Store Clerk
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    Perham, MN
    08/06/2021
    $23,270
    08/06/2021
    Delaware North
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    Boise, ID
    08/05/2021
    $25,044
    08/05/2021
    Adecco USA
    Retail Stock Clerk
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    Fayetteville, NC
    08/05/2021
    $31,305
    08/05/2021
    Adecco USA
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    Los Angeles, CA
    08/05/2021
    $37,566
    08/05/2021
    City of Loveland, Colorado
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    08/04/2021
    $26,088
    08/04/2021
    Delaware North
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    Buffalo, NY
    08/04/2021
    $33,392
    08/04/2021
    Doordash
    Stock Clerk
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    Denver, CO
    08/04/2021
    $31,305
    08/04/2021
    Warehouse Parts Stocking Clerk
    Alpharetta, GA
    08/04/2021
    $31,305
    08/04/2021
    SCA Stock Clerk
    Islandton, SC
    08/03/2021
    $39,862
    08/03/2021
    Store Clerk
    Millbrook, IL
    08/03/2021
    $29,218
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    Average Stock Clerk Salary by Demographic

    Stock Clerk Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $23,424
    female-income
    Female Income
    $22,802
    Median Stock Clerk Income by Race
    Asian stock clerks have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american stock clerks have the lowest average salary at $22,704.
    $24,000
    $23,000
    $22,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$22,899
    White$23,267
    Black or African American$22,704
    Asian$23,449
    Hispanic or Latino$23,244
    Average Stock Clerk Salary by Education Level
    Stock clerks with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $26,363 annually. With a Bachelors degree, stock clerks earn a median annual income of $24,991 compared to $24,248 for stock clerks with an Associate degree.
    $27,000
    $26,000
    $25,000
    $24,000
    $23,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$23,424
    Master's Degree$26,363
    Bachelor's Degree$24,991
    Some College/ Associate Degree$24,248