Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
SOC: 43-5081.03

Description:

Receive, store, and issue materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard. Keep records and compile stock reports.


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:

  • Agent Contract Clerk
  • Athletic Equipment Custodian
  • Athletic Gear Custodian
  • Bakery Products Checker
  • Bay Stocker
  • Camera Storage Clerk
  • Central Service Supply Distributor
  • Central Supply Aide
  • Central Supply Technician
  • Central Supply Worker
  • Clerical Stock Inspector
  • Clerical Warehouse Worker
  • Clerical Warehouseman
  • Cloth Burler
  • Cloth Worker
  • Crib Attendant
  • Crib Clerk
  • Crib Tender
  • Cut-File Clerk
  • Cycle Counter
  • Delivery Stock Clerk
  • Die Keeper
  • Die Storage Worker
  • Divisional Storekeeper
  • Drug Coordinator
  • Field Recorder
  • Freight Associate
  • Fuel Oil Clerk
  • Gear Keeper
  • Gear Room Keeper
  • Gearman
  • Inventory Associate
  • Inventory Checker
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Inventory Control Clerk
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Inventory Controller
  • Inventory Coordinator
  • Inventory Management Specialist
  • Inventory Manager
  • Inventory Planner
  • Inventory Taker
  • Inventory Technician
  • Kitchen Clerk
  • Lens and Frames Prescription Clerk
  • Linen Clerk
  • Linen Room Attendant
  • Magazine Keeper
  • Marine Gear Keeper
  • Material Clerk
  • Material Handler
  • Material Yard Clerk
  • Meat Clerk
  • Merchandise Distributor
  • Merchandise Handler
  • Mold Puller
  • Odd-Piece Checker
  • Oil House Attendant
  • Order Selector
  • Outsole Scheduler
  • Paint Stock Clerk
  • Paint Stockman
  • Parts Classifier
  • Parts Clerk
  • Parts Control Clerk
  • Parts Identifier
  • Parts Lister
  • Parts Order and Stock Clerk
  • Parts Puller
  • Parts Technician
  • Pattern Attendant
  • Pattern Clerk
  • Pattern Keeper
  • Pattern Room Attendant
  • Pattern Storage Clerk
  • Pattern Vault Clerk
  • Perpetual Inventory Clerk
  • Powder Monkey
  • Powder Nipper
  • Property Clerk
  • Property Custodian
  • Protective Clothing Issuer
  • Quality Control Clerk
  • Receiver
  • Receiving Lead
  • Receiving Operator
  • Receiving Specialist
  • Revolving Inventory Clerk
  • Router
  • Shipper/Receiver
  • Space and Storage Clerk
  • Stock Checker
  • Stock Clerk
  • Stock Control Clerk
  • Stock Controller
  • Stock Counter
  • Stock Sorter
  • Stock Taker
  • Stock Tracer
  • Stock Unloader
  • Stock Worker and Deliverer
  • Stocker
  • Stockroom Associate
  • Stockroom Clerk
  • Stockroom Inventory Clerk
  • Stockroom Keeper
  • Stockroom Selector
  • Stockroom Worker
  • Store Clerk
  • Storehouse Clerk
  • Storekeeper
  • Storeroom Attendant
  • Storeroom Keeper
  • Supply Aide
  • Supply Cataloguer
  • Supply Coordinator
  • Supply Crib Attendant
  • Supply Person
  • Supply Room Clerk
  • Supply Specialist
  • Support Specialist
  • Swatch Clerk
  • Template Clerk
  • Template Storage Clerk
  • Throw Out Clerk
  • Tool Clerk
  • Tool Crib Clerk
  • Tool Dispatcher
  • Tool Distributor
  • Tool Keeper
  • Tool Room Attendant
  • Tool Storage Attendant
  • Tool Supervisor
  • Tool Tender
  • Toolman
  • Toolroom Attendant
  • Toolroom Clerk
  • Toolroom Keeper
  • Tooth Clerk
  • Transfer Worker
  • Transformer Stock Clerk
  • Traveling Storekeeper
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Warehouse Clerk
  • Warehouse Coordinator
  • Warehouse Loader
  • Warehouse Packer
  • Warehouse Record Clerk
  • Warehouse Representative
  • Warehouse Specialist
  • Warehouse Stocker
  • Warehouse Technician
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Warehouseman
  • Warehousing Technician
  • Yard Assistant
  • Yard Clerk


  • 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
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Receive and count stock items, and record data manually or using computer.
  • Pack and unpack items to be stocked on shelves in stockrooms, warehouses, or storage yards.
  • Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies or adjust errors.
  • Store items in an orderly and accessible manner in warehouses, tool rooms, supply rooms, or other areas.
  • Mark stock items using identification tags, stamps, electric marking tools, or other labeling equipment.
  • Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Determine proper storage methods, identification, and stock location based on turnover, environmental factors, and physical capabilities of facilities.
  • Keep records on the use or damage of stock or stock-handling equipment.
  • Examine and inspect stock items for wear or defects, reporting any damage to supervisors.
  • Provide assistance or direction to other stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard workers.
  • Dispose of damaged or defective items, or return them to vendors.
  • Drive trucks to pick up incoming stock or to deliver parts to designated locations.
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports of inventories, price lists, shortages, shipments, expenditures, and goods used or issued.
  • Sell materials, equipment, and other items from stock in retail settings.
  • Issue or distribute materials, products, parts, and supplies to customers or coworkers, based on information from incoming requisitions.
  • Advise retail customers or internal users on the appropriateness of parts, supplies, or materials requested.
  • Purchase new or additional stock, or prepare documents that provide for such purchases.
  • Compile, review, and maintain data from contracts, purchase orders, requisitions, and other documents to assess supply needs.
  • Confer with engineering and purchasing personnel and vendors regarding stock procurement and availability.
  • Determine sequence and release of back orders according to stock availability.
  • Prepare products, supplies, equipment, or other items for use by adjusting, repairing or assembling them as necessary.
  • Recommend disposal of excess, defective, or obsolete stock.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Barcode scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Copy machines
  • Electric marking tools
  • Electric pallet jacks
  • Hand trucks
  • Labeling equipment
  • Laser scanners
  • Lifting platforms
  • Manual pallet jacks
  • Personal computers
  • Radio frequency RF scanner guns
  • Sit-down forklifts
  • Stand-up forklifts
  • Stepladders
  • Utility tug trucks
  • Warehouse forklifts
  • Data entry software
  • Inventory tracking software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Oracle software
  • SAP software


  • office and administrative support


    industry stats

    SOC: 43-0000

    Total Employed: 21,846,420

    Average Annual Salary: $36,330