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Updated February 9, 2022
Average Store Worker Salary
11.15 hourly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More
$23,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$15,000 yearly
$15,000
10 %
$23,000
Median
$35,000
90 %
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What is a Store Worker's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17
75th Percentile$28,000$2,333$13
Average$23,191$1,933$11
25th Percentile$18,000$1,500$9
10th Percentile$15,000$1,250$7

Average Store Worker Salary By State

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Store Worker average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$19,684$9.46823
Alaska$31,434$15.1185
Arizona$21,279$10.23282
Arkansas$19,188$9.22341
California$27,219$13.095,209
Colorado$24,045$11.561,410
Connecticut$29,811$14.33750
Delaware$26,991$12.98183
District of Columbia$32,919$15.83152
Florida$27,537$13.243,232
Georgia$20,125$9.682,048
Hawaii$35,198$16.9275
Idaho$19,950$9.59199
Illinois$23,302$11.201,188
Indiana$21,185$10.19462
Iowa$24,651$11.85161
Kansas$20,778$9.99423
Kentucky$20,091$9.66353
Louisiana$18,518$8.90609
Maine$31,137$14.97111
Maryland$26,736$12.85450
Massachusetts$30,901$14.86630
Michigan$26,926$12.95744
Minnesota$30,901$14.86382
Mississippi$19,857$9.55139
Missouri$19,616$9.431,117
Montana$24,367$11.7151
Nebraska$22,043$10.60513
Nevada$22,507$10.82122
New Hampshire$30,129$14.49371
New Jersey$28,333$13.62739
New Mexico$19,029$9.15525
New York$29,630$14.251,061
North Carolina$21,548$10.361,928
North Dakota$28,829$13.86115
Ohio$24,821$11.93978
Oklahoma$18,658$8.97482
Oregon$23,705$11.40877
Pennsylvania$26,904$12.931,046
Rhode Island$30,239$14.54113
South Carolina$24,146$11.611,040
South Dakota$22,787$10.96277
Tennessee$21,008$10.101,173
Texas$20,170$9.703,503
Utah$22,094$10.62803
Vermont$32,683$15.7161
Virginia$23,112$11.111,664
Washington$21,637$10.401,717
West Virginia$21,918$10.54337
Wisconsin$30,025$14.44414
Wyoming$21,270$10.2388

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CityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Washington, DC$32,855$15.80
Quincy, MA$30,937$14.87
Lindenhurst, NY$29,808$14.33
Santa Cruz, CA$29,271$14.07
Woodbridge, NJ$28,378$13.64
Pompano Beach, FL$28,336$13.62

How much does a Store Worker make?

The average Store Worker salary is $23,191 per year, or $11.15 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $15,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $35,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Vermont, Alaska, Maine, and Massachusetts provide the highest Store Worker salaries.

Average Store Worker Salary Over Time

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    Store Worker Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$23,200$11.15+5.2%
    2021$22,000$10.57+4.2%
    2020$21,100$10.12+4.3%
    2019$20,200$9.69+3.9%
    2018$19,400$9.31+3.7%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Store Worker Salary
    An unloader is responsible for monitoring truck deliveries and managing all goods and merchandise to the store. Unloaders verify the deliveries' correct quantity by checking the receipts and ensuring its quality for customers' purchase. They respond to the customers' inquiries and concerns, facilitate the shelf arrangement of the products, sort items, and help with the store's organization and cleanliness. An unloader must have excellent time-management skills and the ability to multitask to perform various tasks in the fast-paced industry.
    Material Handler

    Avg. salary: $32,677

    Material handlers are responsible for moving products, storing items, and managing supplies to proper shelf categories. A material handler also documents deliveries and ensures that all items for shipment are correct and free of any damage. Material handlers must also be a fast-learner to operate various warehouse equipment that would make the task more efficient and less time-consuming. A material handler must also check all the incoming deliveries to validate all purchases made. Material handlers must be able to analyze sheet orders and prepare the correct merchandise the client needs.
    Loader/Unloader

    Avg. salary: $30,988

    A loader's responsibilities regularly involve manual work such as lifting and transporting objects to vehicles like trucks and vans. The tasks of a loader may also include operating various kinds of machines, maintain accurate documentation and inventory, sort and organize goods while examining their quality and quantity, and devise strategies on how to expand space capacity. A loader also needs to coordinate with staff at all times, and report to managers or supervisors should there be any issues or inconsistencies.
    Package Handler UPS

    Avg. salary: $34,235

    The primary job of package handlers is to assemble, seal, and load packages. They are responsible for tracking package information using scanners and sorting parcels according to destination. Other duties and responsibilities may include complying with the company standards for safe package handling, unloading delivery trucks, and following the established guidelines for postal routing. This position requires an eye for detail, ability to follow instructions, and knowledge of equipment and hand-tools such as conveyor belts and forklifts. A few requirements are needed for this role, including a high school diploma, driver's license, and ability to lift heavy items.
    Can Handler

    Avg. salary: $31,429

    Can handlers or material handlers have various duties and responsibilities within an organization. These include maintaining production and product distribution, staging finished products, and delivering production supplies and materials. Other responsibilities include maintaining inventory, documenting supplies and materials disposition, and receiving supplies and materials from production. They receive credit-return materials by verifying the code, quantity, and lot number. Can handlers also prepare products for shipment, maintain material-handling equipment, and contribute to teamwork and effort. The skills and qualifications needed for this position include organizational skills, inventory control, and data entry skills.
    Package Handler

    Avg. salary: $31,749

    A package handler's primary duty is to place and load correct packages to delivery vehicles and review inventory upon shipments. Package handlers are responsible for analyzing product labels to make sure that the items are accurately processed. A package handler should also have basic knowledge on running warehouse equipment and loading tools to finish the task more efficiently. Package handlers must be able to communicate with other personnel for any concerns that might affect the parcel condition and customer's satisfaction.
    Unloader

    Avg. salary: $31,243

    An unloader is responsible for monitoring truck deliveries and managing all goods and merchandise to the store. Unloaders verify the deliveries' correct quantity by checking the receipts and ensuring its quality for customers' purchase. They respond to the customers' inquiries and concerns, facilitate the shelf arrangement of the products, sort items, and help with the store's organization and cleanliness. An unloader must have excellent time-management skills and the ability to multitask to perform various tasks in the fast-paced industry.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Material Handler$32,678$2,723$15.71179,620
    Loader/Unloader$30,989$2,582$14.9046,121
    Package Handler UPS$34,235$2,853$16.4660,370
    Can Handler$31,429$2,619$15.1159,107
    Package Handler$31,749$2,646$15.2678,104
    Unloader$31,244$2,604$15.0236,445
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    Store Worker Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Store Worker 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 Store Workers The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like University of California, Berkeley and Thorntons as they offer the highest salaries for Store Workers.

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    Recently Added Store Worker Salaries

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    T-RocWorker New Store SetElk Grove Village, IL01/18/2022$41,740
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    Wegmans Food MarketsGrocery Store WorkerAlexandria, VA01/13/2022$31,305
    Hormel Foods CorpJennie-O Turkey Store-Poultry Transfer WorkerFaribault, MN01/04/2022$50,088
    T-RocWorker New Store SetLas Cruces, NM01/04/2022$37,566
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    Average Store Worker Salary by Demographic

    Store Worker Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $23,440
    female-income
    Female Income
    $21,685
    GenderIncome
    Male$23,440
    Female$21,685
    Median Store Worker Income by Race
    White Store Workers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Store Workers have the lowest average salary at $22,157.
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    Store Worker Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$23,108
    Black or African American$22,157
    Asian$22,536
    Hispanic or Latino$22,639
    Average Store Worker Salary by Education Level
    Store Workers with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $24,536 annually. With a Associate degree, Store Workers earn a median annual income of $24,496 compared to $23,440 for Store Workers with an High School Diploma degree.
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    Store Worker Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$23,440
    Bachelor's Degree$24,536
    Some College/ Associate Degree$24,496