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Have you ever wondered how items just magically show up in the right place, above the right barcode in stores? Well, it's a magical job called a stower. A stower scans products and physically places the items in their bar-coded location so that it's easy for customers to find.

In addition, the stower has the responsibility of inspect each item to ensure the products are not damaged. This job doesn't require a whole lot from you. Really, as long as you have a stable work history and have a high school diploma, you should be able to find a job as a stower.

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a stower. For example, did you know that they make an average of $13.45 an hour? That's $27,972 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 1% and produce 46,900 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Stower Do

There are certain skills that many stowers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed communication skills, customer-service skills and detail oriented.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a stower, we found that a lot of resumes listed 25.2% of stowers included storage areas, while 8.1% of resumes included communication, and 7.4% of resumes included grocery department. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the stower job title. But what industry to start with? Most stowers actually find jobs in the retail and hospitality industries.

How To Become a Stower

If you're interested in becoming a stower, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 21.6% of stowers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 1.1% of stowers have master's degrees. Even though some stowers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a stower. When we researched the most common majors for a stower, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on stower resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a stower. In fact, many stower jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many stowers also have previous career experience in roles such as sales associate or customer service representative.

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Average Salary
$27,972
Average Salary
Job Growth Rate
1%
Job Growth Rate
Job Openings
15,270
Job Openings

Stower Career Paths

Top Careers Before Stower

Cashier
28.3 %

Top Careers After Stower

Cashier
17.8 %

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Average Salary for a Stower

Stowers in America make an average salary of $27,972 per year or $13 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $33,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $23,000 per year.
Average Salary
$27,972

Best Paying Cities

City
ascdesc
Average Salarydesc
Shoreline, WA
Salary Range33k - 38k$36k$35,615
Stockton, CA
Salary Range30k - 37k$34k$33,672
Henderson, NV
Salary Range26k - 33k$30k$29,790
Natick, MA
Salary Range27k - 32k$30k$29,605
Nashua, NH
Salary Range26k - 30k$28k$28,190
Salt Lake City, UT
Salary Range24k - 30k$27k$27,396
$20k
$38k

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Stower Resumes

Designing and figuring out what to include on your resume can be tough, not to mention time-consuming. That's why we put together a guide that is designed to help you craft the perfect resume for becoming a Stower. If you're needing extra inspiration, take a look through our selection of templates that are specific to your job.

Learn How To Write a Stower Resume

At Zippia, we went through countless Stower resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Stower Demographics

Gender

male

65.1 %

female

30.9 %

unknown

4.0 %

Ethnicity

White

62.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

18.3 %

Black or African American

9.6 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

70.9 %

French

7.5 %

German

3.4 %
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Stower Education

Majors

Business
21.3 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

46.0 %

Bachelors

21.6 %

Associate

17.1 %
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Top Skills For a Stower

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 25.2% of stowers listed storage areas on their resume, but soft skills such as communication skills and customer-service skills are important as well.

  • Storage Areas, 25.2%
  • Communication, 8.1%
  • Grocery Department, 7.4%
  • Sales Floor, 7.2%
  • Display Cases, 6.2%
  • Other Skills, 45.9%
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Best States For a Stower

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a stower. The best states for people in this position are Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, and California. Stowers make the most in Alaska with an average salary of $37,818. Whereas in Hawaii and Washington, they would average $36,276 and $35,385, respectively. While stowers would only make an average of $32,742 in California, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Washington

Total Stower Jobs:
398
Highest 10% Earn:
$40,000
Location Quotient:
1.04
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. California

Total Stower Jobs:
1,563
Highest 10% Earn:
$40,000
Location Quotient:
1.02
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Hawaii

Total Stower Jobs:
39
Highest 10% Earn:
$39,000
Location Quotient:
0.89
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Stower Employers

1. Amazon.com
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$30,539
Stowers Hired: 
3,223+
2. Kroger
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$30,549
Stowers Hired: 
2,708+
3. Walmart
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$30,929
Stowers Hired: 
2,119+
4. Publix
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$30,728
Stowers Hired: 
1,699+
5. Menards
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$28,576
Stowers Hired: 
1,316+
6. Meijer
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$29,913
Stowers Hired: 
863+

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