What does a Stock Clerk do?

A Stock Clerk is commonly found in retail, department or grocery stores. A Stock Clerk will move merchandise from the warehouse or stockroom to store display shelves. They are generally in charge of overseeing and organizing stock. A Stock Clerk sees to it that accurate records are maintained of all stock within the store. Additionally, they commonly assist with updating and providing accurate records of inventory. A Stock Clerk works closely with management by creating reports and actively monitoring inventory while keeping precise records or goods stored and stocked.

A high school diploma or equivalent is generally preferred but not necessary for the position. A Stock Clerk is considered an entry-level profession. However, certain skills are essential in order to fulfill the role. An exceptional Stock Clerk will seek to provide excellent customer service, be proactive about the needs of customers and have exceptional organizational skills.

  • Perform annual full-scale inventory assessments to identify missing inventory and items to be ordered
  • Provide customer service to customers who may need assistance while setting up displays or otherwise in the front of the store
  • Use rolling ladders to retrieve items from the stockroom on hard to reach shelves
  • Accurately maintain company database including all stock and inventory items
  • Build new store displays to present special merchandise
  • Organize and sort items on shelving, bins and displays according to company standards
  • Monitor and report any missing or lost inventory to management
  • Confirm all incoming shipments to be accurate by comparing the invoice to the order and ensure all inventory is in excellent condition
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, as many stockroom items are cumbersome and heavy
  • Experience working in a fast-paced sales environment while maintaining attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain a high level of physical exertion for extended periods and working primarily while standing
  • Experience with software such as Microsoft Excel and other company spreadsheet programs
  • Typing and record keeping skills essential to maintaining accurate information for managers and supervisors regarding stockroom inventory
  • Ability to problem solve quickly and prioritize daily tasks according to their importance
  • Personal accountability and integrity are essential, as a stock clerk has access to valuable inventory
  • Experience working safely with stockroom ladders and tools is preferred
  • Interpersonal skills are essential, as working as a team is vital to maintaining an organized stockroom

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
26%
2 - 4
7%
5 - 7
0%
8+
67%

Common Skill Sets

No High School
Excellent Customer Service
English Language
Effective Communication
Dexterity
Schedules
Positive Attitude
VERBAL Communication

Stock Clerk Seniority Levels

L2
Stock Clerk
$29,620/yr
L3
L4
Team Lead Stock Clerk
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Sales Representative
38% made the transition
Regional Sales Manager
28% made the transition
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Stock Clerk Salaries

Average Base Pay

$29,620 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$21K
Median: $30K
$42K
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