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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

53-7065 Stockers and Order Fillers

Receive, store, and issue merchandise, materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard to fill shelves, racks, tables, or customers’ orders. May operate power equipment to fill orders. May mark prices on merchandise and set up sales displays. Excludes “Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks” (43-5071), “Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand” (53-7062), and “Packers and Packagers, Hand” (53-7064).


National estimates for Stockers and Order Fillers
Industry profile for Stockers and Order Fillers
Geographic profile for Stockers and Order Fillers

National estimates for Stockers and Order Fillers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Stockers and Order Fillers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,451,430 0.4 % $ 15.87 $ 33,020 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Stockers and Order Fillers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.28 $ 13.63 $ 14.48 $ 18.02 $ 22.01
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,460 $ 28,350 $ 30,110 $ 37,470 $ 45,770


Industry profile for Stockers and Order Fillers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Stockers and Order Fillers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Stockers and Order Fillers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Stockers and Order Fillers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Merchandise Stores 652,800 21.16 $ 14.72 $ 30,620
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 597,970 20.22 $ 14.59 $ 30,350
Warehousing and Storage 338,100 20.40 $ 18.39 $ 38,260
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 123,890 9.93 $ 14.84 $ 30,870
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 81,140 8.75 $ 17.58 $ 36,570

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Stockers and Order Fillers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Merchandise Stores 652,800 21.16 $ 14.72 $ 30,620
Warehousing and Storage 338,100 20.40 $ 18.39 $ 38,260
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 597,970 20.22 $ 14.59 $ 30,350
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 123,890 9.93 $ 14.84 $ 30,870
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 81,140 8.75 $ 17.58 $ 36,570

Top paying industries for Stockers and Order Fillers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 420 0.38 $ 39.36 $ 81,860
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,240 0.60 $ 32.87 $ 68,370
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 30 0.11 $ 31.55 $ 65,620
Postal Service (federal government) 440 0.07 $ 30.95 $ 64,370
Metal Ore Mining 110 0.28 $ 30.43 $ 63,300


Geographic profile for Stockers and Order Fillers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Stockers and Order Fillers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Stockers and Order Fillers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of stockers and order fillers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Stockers and Order Fillers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 261,130 15.80 0.91 $ 17.84 $ 37,100
Texas 229,580 18.78 1.08 $ 15.70 $ 32,660
Florida 177,600 20.64 1.19 $ 14.99 $ 31,170
New York 118,400 13.66 0.78 $ 17.13 $ 35,620
Ohio 107,630 20.69 1.19 $ 15.66 $ 32,570


Map of location quotient of stockers and order fillers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Stockers and Order Fillers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 73,840 24.72 1.42 $ 14.42 $ 29,990
Oregon 44,330 24.28 1.40 $ 16.97 $ 35,290
New Hampshire 14,470 22.77 1.31 $ 15.17 $ 31,550
Alaska 6,250 21.13 1.21 $ 17.73 $ 36,890
Ohio 107,630 20.69 1.19 $ 15.66 $ 32,570


Map of annual mean wages of stockers and order fillers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Stockers and Order Fillers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 48,930 15.26 0.88 $ 18.63 $ 38,750
District of Columbia 2,670 4.03 0.23 $ 18.17 $ 37,790
California 261,130 15.80 0.91 $ 17.84 $ 37,100
Alaska 6,250 21.13 1.21 $ 17.73 $ 36,890
Massachusetts 42,320 12.47 0.72 $ 17.30 $ 35,980



Map of employment of stockers and order fillers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Stockers and Order Fillers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 128,960 14.86 0.85 $ 17.21 $ 35,800
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 82,840 23.08 1.33 $ 16.31 $ 33,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 82,760 14.47 0.83 $ 17.32 $ 36,020
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 64,730 15.29 0.88 $ 16.35 $ 34,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 51,710 17.85 1.03 $ 16.00 $ 33,280
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 48,500 19.78 1.14 $ 15.10 $ 31,410
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 46,730 30.54 1.76 $ 17.88 $ 37,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 42,340 16.36 0.94 $ 14.87 $ 30,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 42,150 15.88 0.91 $ 15.58 $ 32,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 39,020 18.44 1.06 $ 16.32 $ 33,950