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Stock Clerk

Find out how to become a stock clerk and work in the logistics industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Stock Clerk is $50,300 - 63,200 annually


Stock clerks work in warehouses or other storage facilities and deal with products as they move through the storage system and eventually out to customers. Employment for stock clerks to 2019 is expected to remain stable. Employment in this very large occupation remained stable over the last five years.

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Key skills

Stock clerks deal with goods processing, stock control and distribution, often in warehouse situations.

  • Receive goods, check labelling and possible damage and move them on through a system
  • Work with stock inventory systems and understand stock control procedures
  • Understand requisition paperwork and select merchandise accordingly
  • Check and process orders for internal or external delivery
  • Provide information about stock levels and pricing to interested parties
  • Work within shipping procedures and defined logistics processes

Quick facts

Working as a stock clerk will allow you to develop confidence with technology, learn how to obtain and process information and communicate with others.

  • Average Hours Worked
    39.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Retail trade; wholesale trade; and manufacturing
  • Average qualification level
    22.0% Certificate III/IV

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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