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Occupation Snapshot | Stockers and order fillers, 2016–2020 | January 2022


Background

Stockers and order fillers receive, store, and issue merchandise, materials, equipment, and other items from stockrooms or storage to fill inventories or customers' orders. These workers may operate power equipment to fill orders, mark prices on merchandise, or set up sales displays.

As of May 2020, there were 2,210,960 people employed in this occupation. The average hourly wage was $14.91, and the average annual wage was $31,010.

Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses

In private industry for stockers and order fillers, there were 31,280 nonfatal injury and illness cases involving days away from work in 2020. The incidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers was 176.2.



Table 1. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected case characteristics, stockers and order fillers, private industry, 2020
Case characteristic[1]Number of cases

Nature of injury or illness

Sprains, strains, tears

11,450

All other natures

7,590

Soreness, pain

4,650

Bruises, contusions

3,180

Cuts, lacerations

2,150

Part of body affected

Back

5,350

Body systems

4,440

Hand

3,010

Foot

2,830

Shoulder

2,620

Source of injury or illness

Containers

10,020

All other sources

6,270

Vehicles

3,910

Worker motion or position

3,330

Floors, walkways, ground surfaces

3,110

Event or exposure leading to injury or illness

Struck by object or equipment

5,710

Overexertion in lifting or lowering

5,410

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

4,440

Fall on same level

3,130

Struck against object or equipment

1,570

[1] Data shown correspond to Nature, Part, Source, and Event codes based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System 2.01 developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

Fatal occupational injuries

Fatal work injuries totaled 18 for stockers and order fillers during 2020, compared to 14 during 2019.


Sources

Wage and employment estimates come from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program. Injury and illness information come from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). For more information on SOII program concepts, see the definitions page and the SOII Handbook of Methods. For more information on CFOI program concepts, see the definitions page and the CFOI Handbook of Methods.

 

Last Modified Date: January 27, 2022