Wages & Outlook
Wages vary by area of the country and employer. The clerk's level of experience and responsibility also affect wages.
Stock clerks who work full time generally receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance.
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In Minnesota, about 34,895 stock clerks work in this very large occupation.
- Grocery stores
- Department stores
- Other general merchandise stores
The growing use of computers for inventory control and new, automated equipment are expected to slow the demand for stock clerks. This is especially true in manufacturing and wholesale trade. Machines can stack and retrieve goods, so fewer stock clerks are needed. However, jobs in grocery, general merchandise, and department stores will be less affected. Much of the work at these sites is done by hand and is hard to automate. In addition, the increasing use of catalog, mail, telephone, and Internet shopping services should spur employment for stock clerks.
Many job openings will occur each year as current workers transfer to other jobs or leave the labor force. Opportunities will be best for clerks with computer skills.
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