Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
1,782,800 0.5 % $11.66 $24,250 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.07 $8.85 $10.52 $13.56 $17.52
Annual Wage (2) $16,780 $18,410 $21,890 $28,210 $36,440


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 415,460 16.80 $11.34 $23,580
Department Stores 303,210 19.65 $9.97 $20,730
Other General Merchandise Stores 222,610 14.52 $10.40 $21,630
Clothing Stores 64,340 5.78 $10.08 $20,960
Warehousing and Storage 54,030 8.36 $14.67 $30,510

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 303,210 19.65 $9.97 $20,730
Grocery Stores 415,460 16.80 $11.34 $23,580
Other General Merchandise Stores 222,610 14.52 $10.40 $21,630
Used Merchandise Stores 11,690 8.93 $9.57 $19,910
Warehousing and Storage 54,030 8.36 $14.67 $30,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 1,810 0.28 $25.85 $53,770
Natural Gas Distribution 360 0.33 $23.39 $48,650
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 530 0.35 $21.51 $44,750
Oil and Gas Extraction 90 0.06 $21.21 $44,110
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 500 0.11 $21.05 $43,780


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 196,700 14.01 1.01 $12.34 $25,670
Texas 125,850 12.21 0.88 $11.37 $23,650
Florida 125,460 17.54 1.26 $11.48 $23,870
New York 115,350 13.69 0.98 $11.36 $23,620
Illinois 76,970 13.81 0.99 $11.59 $24,110




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 12,610 20.79 1.50 $11.79 $24,510
New Jersey 66,790 17.71 1.27 $11.94 $24,830
Florida 125,460 17.54 1.26 $11.48 $23,870
Kentucky 30,300 17.49 1.26 $11.46 $23,840
Mississippi 18,700 17.42 1.25 $10.40 $21,640




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 2,210 3.43 0.25 $15.17 $31,550
Alaska 3,320 10.61 0.76 $13.92 $28,960
Washington 36,240 13.32 0.96 $13.83 $28,770
Oregon 15,170 9.56 0.69 $12.89 $26,810
Connecticut 21,060 13.09 0.94 $12.65 $26,300





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 63,770 12.60 0.91 $11.71 $24,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 55,430 14.50 1.04 $12.02 $25,000
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 50,480 14.09 1.01 $11.63 $24,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 33,370 14.98 1.08 $11.95 $24,860
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 29,770 11.67 0.84 $11.69 $24,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 27,460 13.43 0.97 $11.51 $23,940
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 25,570 15.05 1.08 $11.90 $24,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 23,610 10.22 0.74 $12.51 $26,030
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 23,190 13.55 0.98 $12.45 $25,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 22,540 19.74 1.42 $11.85 $24,660