Shelf filler

Shelf fillers receive incoming goods from storage, check them for damage and place them on the appropriate shelves in the store.


  • Monitors depletion of stocks and re-fills shelves as required.
  • Prices goods by machine and fills shelves with goods.
  • Checks store layout or written instructions to determine the appropriate shelf location for the goods.
  • Selects goods from storeroom and checks for any damage.

Typical Education Level

Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 18% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for shelf filler is £15,912

3,046 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 3,046. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for shelf filler roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £15,912 per year. That is about £1,326 per month or £8.16 per hour. New workers generally start on £17,357, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,528

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 3,046 people are employed in the region.

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