Occupation information for Stockers and Order Fillers California


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.

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Currently Employed: 251,300

Projected Annual Job Openings: 48,650

Typical Hourly Wage: $14.50 - $18.59

Typical Annual Salary: $30,160 - $38,670

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: No work experience

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Less than 1 month on-the-job training

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typical job duties
  • Complete order receipts.
  • Obtain merchandise from bins or shelves.
  • Read orders to ascertain catalog numbers, sizes, colors, and quantities of merchandise.
  • Pack and unpack items to be stocked on shelves in stockrooms, warehouses, or storage yards.
  • Store items in an orderly and accessible manner in warehouses, tool rooms, supply rooms, or other areas.
  • Examine and inspect stock items for wear or defects, reporting any damage to supervisors.
  • Keep records of out-going orders.
  • Receive and count stock items, and record data manually or on computer.
  • Answer customers' questions about merchandise and advise customers on merchandise selection.
  • Stamp, attach, or change price tags on merchandise, referring to price list.
tools & technology
  • Cash registers
  • Forklifts
  • Hand trucks or accessories
  • Label removing kits
  • Pallet trucks

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Inventory management software
  • Operating system software