Stock clerks & order fillers

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Total Workforce

1.71M

Average Age

36.6

Average Salary

$22,835

Average Male Salary

$23,604

Average Female Salary

$21,435

About

Stock clerks & order fillers are most often employed by the Department stores & discount stores industry. The average yearly wage for Stock clerks & order fillers was $22,835 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Stock clerks & order fillers by wage are Miscellaneous personal appearance workers, Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders, and Automotive & watercraft service attendants-.

Stock clerks & order fillers are part of the Office & Administrative Support Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Switchboard operators, including answering service, Telephone operators, Communications equipment operators, all other, Bill & account collectors, Billing & posting clerks, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Gaming cage workers, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Procurement clerks, Tellers, Other financial clerks, Brokerage clerks, Court, municipal, & license clerks, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, Customer service representatives, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, File clerks, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Interviewers, except eligibility & loan, Library assistants, clerical, Loan interviewers & clerks, New accounts clerks, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, Receptionists & information clerks, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Information & record clerks, all other, Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Cargo & freight agents, Couriers & messengers, Dispatchers, Meter readers, utilities, Postal service clerks, Postal service mail carriers, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Stock clerks & order fillers, Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, Secretaries & administrative assistants, Computer operators, Data entry keyers, Word processors & typists, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Office clerks, general, Office machine operators, except computer, Proofreaders & copy markers, Statistical assistants, and Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Stock clerks & order fillers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Department stores & discount stores is the industry that employs the most Stock clerks & order fillers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Stock clerks & order fillers, by average wage, is Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. Stock clerks & order fillers are paid most in Howell, Texas, Wright, Douglas, Oregon, Ozark & Shannon Counties PUMA, MO but are relatively concentrated in Flint City Area PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$22,835

AVERAGE SALARY

± $467

In 2017, Stock clerks & order fillers earned an average of $22,835, $29,230 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Miscellaneous personal appearance workers make somewhat more than Stock clerks & order fillers while Automotive & watercraft service attendants- make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Stock clerks & order fillers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.408

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Stock clerks & order fillers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.408, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Stock clerks & order fillers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Stock clerks & order fillers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Stock clerks & order fillers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Stock clerks & order fillers, by number of employees, are Department stores & discount stores, Grocery Stores, and Miscellaneous general merchandise stores.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Stock clerks & order fillers, by average wage, are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments, Sawmills & wood preservation, and Individual & family services.

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Industries by Share

1.71M

2017 Workforce

± 31,927

0.716%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 2.62%

The number of people employed as Stock clerks & order fillers has been growing at a rate of 0.716%, from 1,698,692 people in 2016 to 1,710,854 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Stock clerks & order fillers employed by various industries. Department stores & discount stores employs the largest share of Stock clerks & order fillers at  22.4%, followed by Grocery Stores with 21.7% and Miscellaneous general merchandise stores with 4.11%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Stock clerks & order fillers in the US. The average age of male Stock clerks & order fillers in the workforce is 35 and of female Stock clerks & order fillers is 39.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Stock clerks & order fillers is White.

Gender Composition

1.1M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 25,699

607k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 19,088

64.5% of Stock clerks & order fillers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Stock clerks & order fillers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Stock clerks & order fillers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

67.5% of Stock clerks & order fillers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.3% of Stock clerks & order fillers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Stock clerks & order fillers.

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Age by Gender

35

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.351

39.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.49

The median age of Stock clerks & order fillers is 36.6, and Male employees are generally 4.55 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Stock clerks & order fillers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Stock clerks & order fillers is Business but a relatively high number of Stock clerks & order fillers hold a major in Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Stock clerks & order fillers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Stock clerks & order fillers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Critical Thinking, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Stock clerks & order fillers need more than the average amount of Management of Material Resources, Service Orientation, and Coordination.

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