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Occupation Snapshot | Stockers and order fillers, 2015-2019 | January 2021


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 2019, there were 2,135,850 people employed in this occupation. The average hourly wage was $14.26 and the average annual wage was $29,660.

Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses

In private industry for this occupation, there were 27,390 nonfatal injury and illness cases requiring days away from work during 2019. The incidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers was 176.3.



Table 1. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected case characteristics, stockers and order fillers, private industry, 2019
Case characteristic[1]Number of cases

Nature of injury or illness

Sprains, strains, tears

11,200

Soreness, pain

4,040

Bruises, contusions

3,970

All other natures

3,740

Cuts, lacerations

1,750

Part of body affected

Back

6,010

Knee

2,630

Hand

2,600

Foot

2,330

Shoulder

2,310

Source of injury or illness

Containers

9,470

Vehicles

3,790

Floors, walkways, ground surfaces

3,750

Worker motion or position

3,630

All other sources

1,990

Event or exposure leading to injury or illness

Overexertion in lifting or lowering

5,860

Struck by object or equipment

5,410

Fall on same level

3,590

Struck against object or equipment

1,640

Fall to lower level

1,020

[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 14 for stockers and order fillers during 2019, compared to 15 during 2018.


Sources

Wage and employment estimates come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) 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 and CFOI program concepts and definitions see the SOII Handbook of Methods and the CFOI Handbook of Methods.

 

Last Modified Date: February 5, 2021