Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
1,800,410 0.5 % $11.99 $24,940 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.19 $8.98 $10.81 $14.01 $18.05
Annual Wage (2) $17,040 $18,680 $22,480 $29,150 $37,540


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 449,270 17.63 $11.44 $23,790
Other General Merchandise Stores 270,140 15.27 $10.94 $22,750
Department Stores 219,030 15.70 $10.30 $21,420
Clothing Stores 59,580 5.36 $10.21 $21,230
Warehousing and Storage 56,310 7.96 $15.01 $31,210

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 449,270 17.63 $11.44 $23,790
Department Stores 219,030 15.70 $10.30 $21,420
Other General Merchandise Stores 270,140 15.27 $10.94 $22,750
Used Merchandise Stores 14,440 9.45 $9.68 $20,140
Warehousing and Storage 56,310 7.96 $15.01 $31,210

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 $26.29 $54,670
Natural Gas Distribution 350 0.32 $24.98 $51,970
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 50 0.13 $24.33 $50,610
Support Activities for Water Transportation 180 0.19 $23.11 $48,070
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 660 0.37 $22.33 $46,440


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 204,010 13.86 1.02 $12.81 $26,650
Texas 138,480 12.69 0.93 $11.67 $24,270
New York 122,310 14.16 1.04 $11.61 $24,150
Florida 113,710 15.26 1.12 $11.35 $23,600
Illinois 78,480 13.76 1.01 $12.04 $25,050




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 12,920 20.83 1.53 $12.24 $25,450
Kentucky 31,670 17.76 1.31 $12.39 $25,770
Tennessee 45,940 17.02 1.25 $11.39 $23,690
Nevada 18,730 16.26 1.20 $12.52 $26,050
New Jersey 60,950 15.95 1.17 $12.29 $25,570




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 1,650 2.48 0.18 $16.03 $33,330
Alaska 3,510 10.89 0.80 $14.65 $30,480
Washington 35,990 12.73 0.94 $14.63 $30,440
Oregon 16,680 10.17 0.75 $13.62 $28,330
Colorado 29,460 12.84 0.95 $13.19 $27,430





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 69,120 13.19 0.97 $11.81 $24,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 57,270 14.41 1.06 $12.22 $25,430
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 49,590 13.40 0.99 $12.06 $25,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 34,620 15.00 1.10 $11.82 $24,580
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 34,490 12.51 0.92 $12.21 $25,390
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 29,780 13.86 1.02 $11.85 $24,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 23,610 13.26 0.98 $12.54 $26,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 22,920 19.08 1.40 $12.09 $25,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 22,660 9.57 0.70 $12.81 $26,650
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 20,920 11.37 0.84 $11.88 $24,700