Occupation Snapshot | Stockers and order fillers, 2015-2019 | January 2021
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.
Fatal occupational injuries
Fatal work injuries totaled 14 for stockers and order fillers during 2019, compared to 15 during 2018.
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