Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
SOC: 43-5081.01

Description:

Receive, store, and issue sales floor merchandise. Stock shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with merchandise and arrange merchandise displays to attract customers. May periodically take physical count of stock or check and mark merchandise.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
1,878,100 employed

Projected (2024):
1,971,100 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Building Materials Sales Attendant
  • Checker Stocker
  • Checker/Stocker
  • Clerk
  • Dairy Clerk
  • Deli/Bakery Associate
  • Grocery Associate
  • Grocery Clerk
  • Grocery Clerk, Stocking
  • Grocery Stocker
  • Grocery Store Clerk
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Inventory Controller
  • Inventory Taker
  • Inventory Technician
  • Logistics Associate
  • Merchandise Coordinator
  • Merchandise Flow Team Member
  • Merchandise Handler
  • Merchandise Stocker
  • Night Filler
  • Night Stocker
  • Produce Associate
  • Produce Clerk
  • Replenishment Associate
  • Reset Merchandiser
  • Retail Stocker
  • Retail Support Associate
  • Sales Support Representative
  • Sales Support Specialist
  • Shelf Stocker
  • Stock Associate
  • Stock Clerk
  • Stock Worker
  • Stocker
  • Stockkeeper
  • Stockman
  • Store Associate
  • Store Clerk
  • Store Hand
  • Store Stock Help
  • Store Stocker
  • Storekeeper Helper


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Answer customers' questions about merchandise and advise customers on merchandise selection.
  • Itemize and total customer merchandise selection at checkout counter, using cash register, and accept cash or charge card for purchases.
  • Take inventory or examine merchandise to identify items to be reordered or replenished.
  • Pack customer purchases in bags or cartons.
  • Stock shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with new or transferred merchandise.
  • Receive, open, unpack and issue sales floor merchandise.
  • Clean display cases, shelves, and aisles.
  • Compare merchandise invoices to items actually received to ensure that shipments are correct.
  • Requisition merchandise from supplier based on available space, merchandise on hand, customer demand, or advertised specials.
  • Transport packages to customers' vehicles.
  • Stamp, attach, or change price tags on merchandise, referring to price list.
  • Design and set up advertising signs and displays of merchandise on shelves, counters, or tables to attract customers and promote sales.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Baling equipment
  • Barcode scanners
  • Box cutters
  • Computer laser printers
  • Double deckers
  • Electric hoists
  • Electronic cash registers
  • Industrial forklifts
  • Lifting belts
  • Manual pallet jacks
  • Overhead workshop cranes
  • Packing material compactors
  • Personal computers
  • Power jacks
  • Pricing guns
  • Radio frequency RF scanner guns
  • Safety cutters
  • Stepladders
  • Warehouse dollies
  • Data entry software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Ordering software
  • Work scheduling software


  • office and administrative support


    industry stats

    SOC: 43-0000

    Total Employed: 21,846,420

    Average Annual Salary: $36,330