Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers

Receive, store, and issue sales floor merchandise, materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard to fill shelves, racks, tables, or customers' orders. May mark prices on merchandise and set up sales displays. Excludes "Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand" (53-7062), and "Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks" (43-5071).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,806,310 0.5 % $11.75 $24,440 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.12 $8.89 $10.60 $13.73 $17.70
Annual Wage (2) $16,890 $18,480 $22,050 $28,570 $36,820


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grocery Stores 419,740 16.81 $11.37 $23,650
Department Stores 286,300 18.45 $10.00 $20,800
Other General Merchandise Stores 252,630 15.49 $10.66 $22,170
Clothing Stores 59,650 5.49 $10.20 $21,210
Warehousing and Storage 56,520 8.33 $14.53 $30,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Department Stores 286,300 18.45 $10.00 $20,800
Grocery Stores 419,740 16.81 $11.37 $23,650
Other General Merchandise Stores 252,630 15.49 $10.66 $22,170
Used Merchandise Stores 12,140 8.52 $9.80 $20,370
Warehousing and Storage 56,520 8.33 $14.53 $30,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 1,670 0.26 $25.87 $53,800
Natural Gas Distribution 350 0.33 $24.41 $50,760
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 350 0.07 $22.16 $46,090
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,960 0.74 $20.72 $43,100
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 590 0.35 $20.55 $42,740


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 203,830 14.25 1.03 $12.53 $26,070
Texas 129,020 12.20 0.88 $11.44 $23,790
New York 119,280 13.96 1.01 $11.33 $23,560
Florida 115,930 15.94 1.15 $11.34 $23,590
Pennsylvania 77,470 13.84 1.00 $11.55 $24,020




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 12,380 20.20 1.46 $12.10 $25,160
Tennessee 46,670 17.56 1.27 $11.22 $23,330
Kentucky 30,070 17.04 1.23 $11.41 $23,730
New Jersey 63,550 16.75 1.21 $12.13 $25,220
Nevada 18,850 16.73 1.21 $12.15 $25,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,940 2.97 0.21 $15.76 $32,780
Alaska 3,340 10.48 0.76 $14.11 $29,350
Washington 36,220 13.10 0.95 $14.07 $29,260
Oregon 15,940 9.90 0.71 $13.32 $27,700
Connecticut 20,440 12.61 0.91 $12.78 $26,580





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 66,660 12.92 0.93 $11.63 $24,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 57,050 14.74 1.06 $12.05 $25,070
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 49,400 13.57 0.98 $11.89 $24,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 33,970 15.02 1.08 $11.89 $24,720
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 30,940 11.72 0.85 $11.93 $24,810
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 28,740 13.70 0.99 $11.44 $23,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 24,310 10.37 0.75 $12.55 $26,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 24,180 13.98 1.01 $12.11 $25,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 22,620 12.93 0.93 $12.67 $26,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 22,300 19.22 1.39 $11.90 $24,760