What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Checker Stocker, Grocery Clerk, Grocery Stocker, Inventory Clerk, Inventory Controller, Inventory Specialist, Inventory Technician (Inventory Tech), Label Maker, Marker, Marking Clerk, Material Clerk, Order Filler, Order Picker, Order Selector, Pricing Associate, Scan Coordinator, Stock Clerk, Stocker, Stockman, Stockroom Associate, Stockroom Clerk, Ticketer, Warehouse Specialist, Warehouse Technician (Warehouse Tech), Warehouse Worker, Warehouseman

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Stockers and Order Fillers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment in VA

No Data Available
  • 16.3%


    Ranks #23 in job growth rate

    Job Openings

    Ranks #13 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (<1%)
  • Master's degree  (2%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (10%)
  • Associate's degree  (8%)
  • Some college, no degree  (24%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (43%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (12%)

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
  • Discuss goods or services information with customers or patrons.
  • Calculate costs of goods or services.
  • Distribute materials to employees or customers.
  • Record shipping information.
  • Stock supplies or merchandise.
  • Operate forklifts or other loaders.
  • Attach identification information to products, items or containers.
  • Package objects for shipping.
  • Collect deposits, payments or fees.
  • Receive shipments.
  • Read work orders to determine material or setup requirements.
  • Unload materials or equipment.
  • Store items.
  • Monitor inventories of products or materials.
  • Clean facilities or equipment.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Store records or related materials.
  • Remove debris or damaged materials.
  • Send information, materials or documentation.
  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Set up merchandise displays.
  • Inspect shipments to ensure correct order fulfillment.
  • Inspect items for damage or defects.
  • Deliver items.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Logo Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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