Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
1,934,060 0.5 % $12.47 $25,940 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.52 $9.29 $11.17 $14.48 $18.68
Annual Wage (2) $17,720 $19,320 $23,220 $30,110 $38,850


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 511,350 19.14 $11.64 $24,200
Other General Merchandise Stores 294,440 16.04 $11.58 $24,080
Department Stores 211,980 15.22 $10.91 $22,700
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 69,450 6.35 $11.81 $24,560
Warehousing and Storage 60,670 7.51 $15.82 $32,900

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 511,350 19.14 $11.64 $24,200
Other General Merchandise Stores 294,440 16.04 $11.58 $24,080
Department Stores 211,980 15.22 $10.91 $22,700
Used Merchandise Stores 18,720 11.06 $10.07 $20,940
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 11,710 7.72 $10.68 $22,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 1,240 0.20 $27.49 $57,170
Natural Gas Distribution 340 0.31 $26.04 $54,160
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation (8) (8) $25.76 $53,590
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 680 0.33 $22.97 $47,790
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 3,040 0.77 $22.65 $47,110


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 225,400 14.54 1.04 $13.15 $27,350
Texas 160,510 13.87 0.99 $12.35 $25,690
Florida 123,120 15.53 1.11 $11.84 $24,620
New York 116,250 12.94 0.92 $12.55 $26,110
Illinois 97,240 16.61 1.18 $12.90 $26,830



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 13,200 20.77 1.48 $12.68 $26,370
Tennessee 49,490 17.59 1.25 $11.81 $24,570
New Jersey 65,560 16.78 1.20 $12.76 $26,540
Illinois 97,240 16.61 1.18 $12.90 $26,830
Kentucky 29,490 16.04 1.14 $12.71 $26,430



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 37,450 12.55 0.89 $15.35 $31,930
Alaska 3,680 11.24 0.80 $15.23 $31,680
District of Columbia 2,710 4.01 0.29 $14.96 $31,110
Oregon 17,970 10.36 0.74 $14.43 $30,000
Hawaii 7,940 12.82 0.91 $13.89 $28,880




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 84,740 13.08 0.93 $12.69 $26,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 61,620 17.25 1.23 $12.78 $26,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 61,320 14.94 1.07 $12.65 $26,310
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 38,630 13.19 0.94 $12.99 $27,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 36,140 15.51 1.11 $12.58 $26,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 35,360 14.26 1.02 $11.98 $24,930
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 27,850 21.25 1.52 $12.77 $26,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 26,880 11.12 0.79 $13.25 $27,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 26,420 14.08 1.00 $12.57 $26,140
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 21,810 14.31 1.02 $12.74 $26,500