Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
2,016,340 0.5 % $12.82 $26,670 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.74 $9.71 $11.46 $14.79 $19.11
Annual Wage (2) $18,190 $20,190 $23,840 $30,760 $39,750


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 512,690 19.04 $11.89 $24,730
Other General Merchandise Stores 313,340 16.48 $12.10 $25,170
Department Stores 238,010 17.38 $11.21 $23,320
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 86,830 7.75 $12.08 $25,130
Warehousing and Storage 68,370 7.52 $15.61 $32,460

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 512,690 19.04 $11.89 $24,730
Department Stores 238,010 17.38 $11.21 $23,320
Other General Merchandise Stores 313,340 16.48 $12.10 $25,170
Used Merchandise Stores 19,330 11.16 $10.52 $21,890
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 86,830 7.75 $12.08 $25,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 450 0.40 $30.36 $63,140
Postal Service 1,210 0.19 $27.26 $56,690
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,790 0.72 $23.81 $49,530
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 680 0.33 $23.57 $49,030
Scheduled Air Transportation 3,380 0.80 $21.53 $44,770


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 239,980 15.03 1.05 $13.60 $28,300
Texas 165,180 14.06 0.98 $12.78 $26,580
Florida 135,660 16.50 1.15 $12.24 $25,450
New York 112,890 12.41 0.86 $12.93 $26,890
Illinois 105,570 17.88 1.25 $13.41 $27,890




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 13,710 21.26 1.48 $13.19 $27,440
Tennessee 53,930 18.64 1.30 $12.17 $25,310
Illinois 105,570 17.88 1.25 $13.41 $27,890
New Jersey 67,850 17.15 1.19 $13.00 $27,040
Florida 135,660 16.50 1.15 $12.24 $25,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 35,820 11.68 0.81 $15.78 $32,810
District of Columbia 2,740 3.90 0.27 $15.21 $31,640
Alaska 4,080 12.60 0.88 $15.17 $31,550
Oregon 19,690 10.99 0.77 $14.73 $30,640
Wyoming 3,450 12.51 0.87 $14.08 $29,280





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 84,100 12.77 0.89 $13.04 $27,120
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 68,490 18.82 1.31 $13.29 $27,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 61,580 14.59 1.02 $13.30 $27,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 39,540 13.47 0.94 $13.26 $27,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 35,870 14.76 1.03 $13.04 $27,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 35,260 13.81 0.96 $12.32 $25,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 33,030 24.24 1.69 $13.27 $27,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 28,320 11.37 0.79 $13.46 $28,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 26,720 13.81 0.96 $12.73 $26,490
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 22,880 14.64 1.02 $13.12 $27,290