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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
2,056,030 0.6 % $13.71 $28,520 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.41 $10.68 $12.36 $15.62 $19.79
Annual Wage (2) $19,580 $22,220 $25,700 $32,490 $41,150


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)
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 538,530 18.42 $12.78 $26,580
General Merchandise Stores 525,830 16.52 $12.35 $25,690
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 102,980 8.89 $12.98 $27,000
Warehousing and Storage 99,770 8.71 $16.20 $33,690
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 66,870 6.81 $15.67 $32,590

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 538,530 18.42 $12.78 $26,580
General Merchandise Stores 525,830 16.52 $12.35 $25,690
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 102,980 8.89 $12.98 $27,000
Warehousing and Storage 99,770 8.71 $16.20 $33,690
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 11,620 7.28 $12.44 $25,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 570 0.52 $33.36 $69,400
Postal Service (federal government) 1,020 0.16 $28.60 $59,490
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,630 0.67 $27.07 $56,300
Scheduled Air Transportation 4,600 1.01 $23.80 $49,500
Tobacco Manufacturing 70 0.61 $22.30 $46,380


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 241,400 14.19 1.00 $14.86 $30,900
Texas 168,060 13.87 0.98 $13.76 $28,610
Florida 142,260 16.53 1.16 $12.86 $26,740
New York 110,880 11.81 0.83 $14.05 $29,220
Illinois 103,660 17.30 1.22 $14.19 $29,520




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 14,050 21.51 1.51 $13.68 $28,450
Tennessee 57,190 19.34 1.36 $12.85 $26,730
Illinois 103,660 17.30 1.22 $14.19 $29,520
New Jersey 68,040 16.80 1.18 $13.90 $28,900
Florida 142,260 16.53 1.16 $12.86 $26,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 33,180 10.18 0.72 $16.81 $34,960
District of Columbia 3,300 4.63 0.33 $16.59 $34,510
Alaska 4,890 15.51 1.09 $16.29 $33,880
Wyoming 3,170 11.79 0.83 $15.23 $31,680
Massachusetts 46,490 13.02 0.92 $15.17 $31,560





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 126,000 13.27 0.93 $14.11 $29,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 87,250 14.26 1.00 $14.80 $30,780
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 80,860 17.42 1.23 $14.19 $29,510
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 54,380 15.24 1.07 $14.40 $29,960
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 47,080 18.17 1.28 $12.75 $26,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 41,390 13.88 0.98 $13.83 $28,770
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 40,630 14.26 1.00 $13.06 $27,170
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 36,870 13.37 0.94 $15.16 $31,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 36,560 13.63 0.96 $13.11 $27,270
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 35,590 23.84 1.68 $14.28 $29,690