Stock Room Clerk

If you enjoy being part of a team in a fast-paced work environment, a job as a Stock Room Clerk may be ideal for you.

Stock Room Clerks are members of order fulfillment teams. Typically found in warehouses or manufacturing settings, their focus is on receiving and maintaining inventory and distributing and shipping those items when needed.

The position takes a knack for organization and an eye for detail. It could be a good fit for candidates with the right focus and skills.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive and process incoming items and materials
  • Count, sort, and account for incoming materials
  • Conduct inventory audits
  • Keep records of incoming and outgoing inventory

Education and Background

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Employers prefer candidates who have experience working in a warehouse or a shipping setting.

Skills and Proficiencies

  • Aptitude for counting and inventory management
  • Follow safe work practices and procedures
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Ability to lift items and stand on feet for long periods

Compensation

According to Payscale the median annual salary of a Stock Room Clerk with

1 Year of Experience:

  • Orlando, Florida: $29,000
  • Tampa, Florida: $29,000
  • Jacksonville, Florida: $30,000
  • Miami, Florida: $27,000
  • Atlanta, Georgia: $29,000
  • Chicago, Illinois: $30,000
  • Houston, Texas: $28,000
  • Los Angeles, California: $30,000
  • New York City, New York: $29,000
  • Seattle, Washington: $33,000
  • Overall: $29,000

5 Years of Experience:

  • Orlando, Florida: $31,000
  • Tampa, Florida: $33,000
  • Jacksonville, Florida: $34,000
  • Miami, Florida: $29,000
  • Atlanta, Georgia: $31,000
  • Chicago, Illinois: $34,000
  • Houston, Texas: $33,000
  • Los Angeles, California: $32,000
  • New York City, New York: $33,000
  • Seattle, Washington: $40,000
  • Overall: $33,000

Similar Job Titles

  • Shipping & Receiving Clerk
  • Material Handler
  • Picker Packer
  • Forklift Operator

Career Path

Often, Stock Room Clerks start with an entry-level position, but with experience, they can grow their skills and abilities and move into leadership roles.

Position Trends

The increased use of technology means fewer clerks are needed to do the same amount of work. Examples of this new tech include radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and hand-held devices that read barcodes automatically.

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for Material Recording Clerks (including Stock Room Clerks) is projected to experience little to no change through 2028.

Typical Hours

The typical work hours for a Stock Room Clerk are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in a warehouse setting. With materials often shipping around the clock, overtime or weekend hours aren’t uncommon, depending upon the employer.

Where You Can Find Jobs

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