Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
1,878,860 0.5 % $12.20 $25,380 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.30 $9.07 $10.99 $14.25 $18.34
Annual Wage (2) $17,260 $18,870 $22,850 $29,650 $38,140


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 479,040 18.34 $11.53 $23,990
Other General Merchandise Stores 288,850 16.18 $11.18 $23,260
Department Stores 220,910 15.76 $10.60 $22,060
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 60,950 5.61 $11.77 $24,490
Clothing Stores 58,220 5.38 $10.42 $21,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grocery Stores 479,040 18.34 $11.53 $23,990
Other General Merchandise Stores 288,850 16.18 $11.18 $23,260
Department Stores 220,910 15.76 $10.60 $22,060
Used Merchandise Stores 17,180 10.56 $9.80 $20,380
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 11,870 8.05 $10.52 $21,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 1,320 0.22 $27.13 $56,430
Natural Gas Distribution 340 0.31 $25.40 $52,830
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation (8) (8) $24.30 $50,530
Support Activities for Water Transportation 240 0.25 $24.24 $50,420
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,950 0.76 $23.16 $48,170


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 219,470 14.52 1.04 $12.94 $26,910
Texas 150,390 13.39 0.96 $11.94 $24,840
New York 122,360 13.89 1.00 $12.11 $25,190
Florida 118,720 15.49 1.11 $11.50 $23,920
Illinois 83,700 14.52 1.04 $12.61 $26,220



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 13,340 21.28 1.53 $12.57 $26,140
Tennessee 49,460 17.99 1.29 $11.58 $24,080
New Jersey 63,590 16.43 1.18 $12.69 $26,400
Kentucky 28,630 15.84 1.14 $12.35 $25,690
Ohio 81,250 15.62 1.12 $12.30 $25,590



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 2,340 3.46 0.25 $15.22 $31,650
Washington 37,420 12.91 0.93 $14.76 $30,700
Alaska 3,880 11.95 0.86 $14.70 $30,570
Oregon 16,930 10.05 0.72 $14.06 $29,250
Hawaii 7,880 12.86 0.92 $13.44 $27,960




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 69,440 12.88 0.93 $12.37 $25,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 63,100 15.56 1.12 $12.31 $25,600
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 53,810 14.34 1.03 $12.54 $26,080
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 36,210 12.73 0.92 $12.54 $26,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 35,080 14.69 1.06 $11.97 $24,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 34,570 15.44 1.11 $12.07 $25,100
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 25,470 20.38 1.47 $12.40 $25,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 24,370 10.25 0.74 $12.99 $27,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 24,050 13.17 0.95 $12.36 $25,700
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 22,630 12.16 0.87 $12.05 $25,070