Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
2,046,040 0.5 % $13.20 $27,450 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.07 $10.17 $11.77 $15.11 $19.40
Annual Wage (2) $18,870 $21,140 $24,470 $31,430 $40,360


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)
General Merchandise Stores 552,140 17.15 $12.00 $24,950
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 529,340 18.09 $12.29 $25,570
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 93,450 8.29 $12.36 $25,700
Warehousing and Storage 77,320 7.68 $15.76 $32,790
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 66,350 7.02 $15.24 $31,700

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) 529,340 18.09 $12.29 $25,570
General Merchandise Stores 552,140 17.15 $12.00 $24,950
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 93,450 8.29 $12.36 $25,700
Warehousing and Storage 77,320 7.68 $15.76 $32,790
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 11,030 7.06 $11.92 $24,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 500 0.45 $30.98 $64,440
Postal Service (federal government) 1,120 0.17 $27.93 $58,090
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,800 0.72 $25.62 $53,280
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 580 0.27 $23.42 $48,700
Scheduled Air Transportation 4,030 0.92 $22.03 $45,820


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 237,640 14.23 0.99 $14.11 $29,350
Texas 168,870 14.20 0.99 $13.09 $27,240
Florida 136,450 16.21 1.13 $12.47 $25,950
New York 110,230 11.97 0.83 $13.37 $27,810
Illinois 108,990 18.39 1.28 $13.66 $28,410




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 14,540 22.37 1.56 $13.22 $27,490
Tennessee 56,200 19.28 1.34 $12.49 $25,980
Illinois 108,990 18.39 1.28 $13.66 $28,410
New Jersey 69,270 17.29 1.20 $13.35 $27,760
Mississippi 18,400 16.43 1.14 $12.37 $25,720




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 34,270 10.75 0.75 $16.52 $34,360
Alaska 4,440 13.96 0.97 $15.91 $33,080
District of Columbia 3,190 4.50 0.31 $15.17 $31,560
Wyoming 3,370 12.58 0.88 $14.89 $30,970
Oregon 22,600 12.34 0.86 $14.82 $30,820



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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 85,910 12.83 0.89 $13.44 $27,950
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 69,640 19.02 1.32 $13.68 $28,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 61,500 13.88 0.97 $14.07 $29,260
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40,910 13.97 0.97 $13.56 $28,200
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 35,790 13.66 0.95 $12.69 $26,390
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 35,430 14.22 0.99 $13.18 $27,420
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 33,000 22.99 1.60 $13.69 $28,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 28,880 11.46 0.80 $13.64 $28,370
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 28,050 14.17 0.99 $13.51 $28,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 22,580 11.68 0.81 $14.49 $30,140