What does an Associate 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
Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Stock Clerk Salaries

Average Base Pay

$30,230 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $30K
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Jan 2, 2022

“Best part has been the simpleness of the work I do and the great people that I work with.”

Overnight Stocker
Jul 4, 2021

“There is a ton of pressure to work quickly and I actually ended up injuring my leg because of it.”

Night Replenishment
Feb 12, 2021

“Nice People and you get to know most of them if you work with them.”

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Overnight Stocker
Oct 18, 2021

“It’s a good learning experience to get an idea for what you would be doing for better job opportunities”

Overnight Stocker
Nov 16, 2021

“the money is some of the best in this city for a job with no experience required”

Morning Stock/Sales
Mar 5, 2021

“Healthcare costs were EXORBITANT!!!! Could not afford on my measly pay.”

Overnight Stocker
Nov 24, 2021

“Management was always asking me to stay later than my shift which got a little annoying.”

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Feb 26, 2021

“The people I work with are great and I enjoy completing tasks to ensure the distributors get the best service on my end.”

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When working as an associate stock clerk, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Attention To Detail, Written Communication, Excellent Customer Service, Exceptional Communication, and Efficiencies.

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