Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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. Exclude "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
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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)
1,576,620 0.6 % $10.33 $21,490 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.63 $7.70 $9.38 $12.11 $15.65
Annual Wage (2) $13,790 $16,010 $19,510 $25,180 $32,550

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Grocery stores 402,540 $9.56 $19,880 1 237
Department stores 219,180 $8.88 $18,480 2 258
Other general merchandise stores 141,090 $9.06 $18,850 3 255
Warehousing and storage 45,880 $12.18 $25,340 4 130
Employment services 38,470 $9.33 $19,400 5 243

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Water, sewage and other systems 70 $21.49 $44,700 243 1
Natural gas distribution 570 $21.21 $44,120 148 2
Motor vehicle manufacturing 1,240 $20.96 $43,600 102 3
Power generation and supply 3,480 $20.92 $43,500 53 4
Wired telecommunications carriers 1,760 $19.67 $40,920 77 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Florida 116,810 $9.43 $19,620 1.624% 665
Mississippi 17,520 $9.05 $18,830 1.614% 594
New Jersey 58,110 $11.16 $23,210 1.501% 625
Georgia 54,720 $10.39 $21,610 1.445% 608
Tennessee 37,630 $9.66 $20,090 1.440% 630

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 3,240 $12.70 $26,410 1.109% 417
Delaware 5,650 $11.73 $24,400 1.402% 412
Oregon 17,760 $11.72 $24,370 1.152% 517
Washington 21,600 $11.65 $24,220 0.843% 616
Massachusetts 40,380 $11.46 $23,850 1.272% 625

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Punta Gorda, FL MSA 860 $9.13 $19,000 2.118%
Fort Walton Beach, FL MSA 1,690 $9.22 $19,180 2.108%
Hamilton-Middletown, OH PMSA 2,680 $10.58 $22,000 2.079%
Ocala, FL MSA 1,710 $8.60 $17,880 2.053%
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 4,950 $10.48 $21,810 2.049%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Yolo, CA PMSA 1,580 $14.05 $29,220 1.793%
Erie, PA MSA 2,070 $13.50 $28,070 1.629%
San Jose, CA PMSA 8,610 $12.53 $26,070 0.981%
Anchorage, AK MSA 1,480 $12.43 $25,850 1.075%
Sheboygan, WI MSA 650 $12.34 $25,660 1.131%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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