Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


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)
1,864,410 0.5 % $11.28 $23,460 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.66 $8.53 $10.08 $13.02 $16.89
Annual Wage (2) $15,930 $17,740 $20,960 $27,090 $35,130


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Grocery Stores 423,690 $10.84 $22,560
Department Stores 336,880 $9.77 $20,320
Other General Merchandise Stores 213,790 $9.90 $20,590
Clothing Stores 67,150 $9.58 $19,940
Warehousing and Storage 53,550 $14.40 $29,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Postal Service 2,230 $25.32 $52,650
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 700 $21.97 $45,700
Natural Gas Distribution 370 $21.60 $44,930
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 370 $19.85 $41,300
Rail Transportation 610 $19.49 $40,540


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Florida 163,570 $10.67 $22,190 22.237
New Hampshire 12,790 $11.72 $24,390 20.644
Kentucky 31,350 $11.41 $23,740 17.928
New Jersey 68,190 $11.58 $24,080 17.707
Tennessee 45,130 $10.83 $22,520 17.192

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 1,160 $16.00 $33,280 1.823
Alaska 2,940 $14.40 $29,960 9.529
Washington 37,370 $13.14 $27,320 13.395
Colorado 28,250 $12.67 $26,350 12.646
Connecticut 18,470 $12.60 $26,210 11.203


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Palm Coast, FL 520 $10.37 $21,570 31.889
Punta Gorda, FL 1,220 $10.39 $21,610 31.757
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 1,230 $11.97 $24,890 26.989
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 5,110 $11.03 $22,940 26.210
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 25,720 $10.58 $22,010 26.207

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Fairbanks, AK 310 $14.68 $30,530 8.895
Anchorage, AK 1,810 $14.48 $30,120 10.905
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 17,420 $14.14 $29,400 12.403
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 1,400 $14.02 $29,160 18.716
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 2,230 $14.02 $29,160 18.291


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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