Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
1,795,970 0.5 % $11.44 $23,790 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.85 $8.68 $10.24 $13.26 $17.18
Annual Wage (2) $16,330 $18,050 $21,290 $27,580 $35,740


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 416,320 16.82 $11.15 $23,200
Department Stores 320,470 21.11 $9.83 $20,460
Other General Merchandise Stores 216,370 14.24 $9.98 $20,760
Clothing Stores 62,800 5.81 $9.76 $20,310
Warehousing and Storage 51,440 8.05 $14.50 $30,150

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 320,470 21.11 $9.83 $20,460
Grocery Stores 416,320 16.82 $11.15 $23,200
Other General Merchandise Stores 216,370 14.24 $9.98 $20,760
Used Merchandise Stores 10,590 8.56 $9.42 $19,590
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 11,460 8.42 $9.84 $20,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 1,910 0.28 $25.81 $53,680
Natural Gas Distribution 370 0.35 $22.70 $47,210
Metal Ore Mining 140 0.41 $20.14 $41,890
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 3,660 0.93 $19.78 $41,140
Rail Transportation 640 0.28 $19.38 $40,320


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 195,440 13.96 0.99 $12.19 $25,360
Florida 143,230 20.16 1.43 $11.02 $22,920
Texas 124,310 12.32 0.87 $11.13 $23,150
New York 117,020 14.02 0.99 $11.20 $23,290
Pennsylvania 76,230 13.90 0.98 $11.37 $23,640




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 12,420 20.58 1.46 $11.75 $24,440
Florida 143,230 20.16 1.43 $11.02 $22,920
New Jersey 68,050 18.05 1.28 $11.71 $24,360
Michigan 61,930 16.49 1.17 $11.54 $24,000
Tennessee 42,360 16.49 1.17 $11.06 $23,010




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 2,080 3.25 0.23 $15.50 $32,240
Alaska 3,180 10.32 0.73 $13.94 $29,000
Washington 35,090 13.03 0.92 $13.57 $28,230
Oregon 14,250 9.08 0.64 $12.68 $26,370
Massachusetts 43,540 13.96 0.99 $12.48 $25,960

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 63,730 12.79 0.91 $11.57 $24,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 56,220 14.73 1.04 $11.88 $24,710
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 50,230 14.18 1.00 $11.46 $23,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 33,750 15.34 1.09 $11.79 $24,510
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 29,050 11.63 0.82 $11.40 $23,720
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 27,680 16.44 1.16 $11.10 $23,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 26,210 13.09 0.93 $11.35 $23,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 24,060 14.34 1.01 $12.20 $25,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 24,010 21.05 1.49 $11.73 $24,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 23,490 10.26 0.73 $12.26 $25,500




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monroe, MI 1,180 32.14 2.28 $12.12 $25,220
Palm Coast, FL 490 29.18 2.07 $10.70 $22,260
Punta Gorda, FL 1,070 27.75 1.96 $11.12 $23,140
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 1,470 26.56 1.88 $11.56 $24,050
Danville, IL 700 25.67 1.82 $11.77 $24,480
Ocala, FL 2,170 24.30 1.72 $10.18 $21,170
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 4,570 24.19 1.71 $11.56 $24,040
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 1,290 24.18 1.71 $11.65 $24,220
Bay City, MI 820 23.49 1.66 $10.37 $21,570
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 22,490 23.47 1.66 $10.98 $22,840