Stockers and Order Fillers

risk level
Based on 52 votes
by year 2032
or $16.45 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

80% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

79% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 80% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Stockers and Order Fillers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Stockers and Order Fillers' job openings is expected to rise 6.4% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Stockers and Order Fillers' was $34,220, or $16 per hour

'Stockers and Order Fillers' were paid 26.1% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 2,842,060 people employed as 'Stockers and Order Fillers' within the United States.

This represents around 1.9% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 52 people are employed as 'Stockers and Order Fillers'.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 53-7065.00


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Tha Archivist (Highly likely) says
I fulfill orders for Home Depot, I am surprised this hasn't been automated already.
Dec 21, 2022 at 04:06 PM

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