Stock clerks receive, unpack, store, distribute, and record the inventory for materials or products used by a company, plant, or store. More than 2.1 million stock clerks and order fillers are employed in the United States.
Minimum Education Level
Beginning stock clerks usually earn the minimum wage or slightly more. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that stock clerks earned a median hourly wage of $13.16 in May 2019. Based on a 40-hour workweek, this is an annual salary of $27,380. The lowest paid 10 percent earned $20,520 ($9.87 per hour) annually and the highest paid 10 percent earned $42,080 ($20.23 per hour), with time-and-a-half...
Stock clerks usually work in relatively clean, comfortable areas. Working conditions vary considerably, however, depending on the industry and type of merchandise being handled. For example, stock clerks who handle refrigerated goods must spend some time in cold storage rooms, while those who handle construction materials, such as bricks and lumber, occasionally work outside in harsh weather. M...
Little change or no employment growth is anticipated for stock clerks through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Increased automation and other productivity improvements that enable clerks to handle more stock will lead to fewer opportunities in some industries, such as manufacturing and wholesale trade, which are making the greatest use of automation. In addition to computerized ...