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Stock Clerks, Sales Floor

Receive, store, and issue sales floor merchandise. Stock shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with merchandise and arrange merchandise displays to attract customers. May periodically take physical count of stock or check and mark merchandise.   (O'Net 43-5081.01)

 
Reported job titles:   Building Materials Sales Attendant, Checker Stocker, Checker/Stocker, Clerk, Dairy Clerk, Deli/Bakery Associate   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Stock Clerks and Order Fillers which includes:
                          - Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
                          - Marking Clerks
                          - Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
                          - Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 9.66   $ 10.44   $ 12.18   $ 15.59   $ 20.05   $ 13.89  
    Yearly $20,100   $21,710   $25,340   $32,420   $41,710   $28,890  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 9.84   $ 10.77   $ 12.67   $ 17.41   $ 23.85   $ 15.17  
    Yearly $20,460   $22,400   $26,350   $36,210   $49,610   $31,550  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.61   $ 10.14   $ 11.94   $ 14.91   $ 18.64   $ 13.12  
    Yearly $19,990   $21,080   $24,840   $31,000   $38,760   $27,290  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.66   $ 10.37   $ 12.05   $ 15.18   $ 18.68   $ 13.30  
    Yearly $20,100   $21,580   $25,060   $31,570   $38,850   $27,660  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Stock Clerks and Order Fillers which includes:
                                  - Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
                                  - Marking Clerks
                                  - Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
                                  - Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 3,212 3,312 0.3% 112
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Stock Clerks and Order Fillers which includes:
                                - Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
                                - Marking Clerks
                                - Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
                                - Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Food and beverage stores 26.8%
    General merchandise stores 26.5%
    Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods 5.2%
    Merchant wholesalers, durable goods 4.4%
    Administrative and support services 4.0%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • Answer customers' questions about merchandise and advise customers on merchandise selection.
     
  • Itemize and total customer merchandise selection at checkout counter, using cash register, and accept cash or charge card for purchases.
     
  • Take inventory or examine merchandise to identify items to be reordered or replenished.
     
  • Pack customer purchases in bags or cartons.
     
  • Stock shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with new or transferred merchandise.
     
  • Receive, open, unpack and issue sales floor merchandise.
     
  • Clean display cases, shelves, and aisles.
     
  • Compare merchandise invoices to items actually received to ensure that shipments are correct.
     
  • Requisition merchandise from supplier based on available space, merchandise on hand, customer demand, or advertised specials.
     
  • Transport packages to customers' vehicles.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks, Sales Floor  updated July 2004
     


    Knowledge
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks, Sales Floor  updated July 2004
     


    Skills
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks, Sales Floor  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
     
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks, Sales Floor  updated July 2004
     


    Work Activities
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  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
     
  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
  • Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
     
  • Controlling Machines and Processes - Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
     
  • Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People - Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks, Sales Floor  updated July 2004
     


    Interests
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  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks, Sales Floor  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Social Orientation - Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks, Sales Floor  updated July 2004
     


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    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
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  • Experience: Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks, Sales Floor  updated July 2004
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 
     

     
     
     
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