Occupation Snapshot | Stockers and order fillers, 2016–2020 | January 2022
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.
Fatal occupational injuries
Fatal work injuries totaled 18 for stockers and order fillers during 2020, compared to 14 during 2019.
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