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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.
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.
|Case characteristic||Number of cases|
Nature of injury or illness
Sprains, strains, tears
All other natures
Part of body affected
Source of injury or illness
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces
Worker motion or position
All other sources
Event or exposure leading to injury or illness
Overexertion in lifting or lowering
Struck by object or equipment
Fall on same level
Struck against object or equipment
Fall to lower level
 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 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