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Stock Clerks

Earnings

Beginning stock clerks usually earn the minimum wage or slightly more. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that stock clerks earned a median hourly wage of $11.17 in May 2015. Based on a 40-hour workweek, this is an annual salary of $23,220. The lowest paid 10 percent earned $17,720 ($8.52 per hour) annually and the highest paid 10 percent earned $38,850 ($18.68 per hour), with time-and-a-half pay for overtime. Average earnings vary depending on the type of industry and geographic location. Stock clerks working in the retail trade generally earn wages in the middle range. In warehousing, motor vehicle manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and wholesale businesses, earnings usually are higher; in finance, insurance, real estate, and other types of office services, earnings generally are lower.

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