Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers

Feed materials into or remove materials from machines or equipment that is automatic or tended by other workers.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
145,110 2.4 % $11.39 $23,700 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.43 $8.78 $10.74 $13.36 $16.46
Annual Wage (2) $15,460 $18,260 $22,340 $27,780 $34,230

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 13,190 $9.92 $20,630
Printing and related support activities 12,760 $11.59 $24,110
Converted paper product manufacturing 10,240 $12.41 $25,820
Other wood product manufacturing 8,880 $9.94 $20,670
Plastics product manufacturing 7,580 $11.18 $23,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Basic chemical manufacturing 220 $17.83 $37,080
Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying 150 $16.56 $34,450
Iron and steel mills and ferroalloy mfg. 1,150 $16.48 $34,290
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills 2,620 $15.65 $32,560
Electrical equipment manufacturing 150 $15.41 $32,060

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Oregon 6,850 $11.84 $24,630 0.434%
Kentucky 5,600 $11.05 $22,990 0.323%
Indiana 7,610 $11.90 $24,760 0.264%
Mississippi 2,420 $10.60 $22,050 0.220%
South Carolina 3,830 $11.76 $24,460 0.214%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Wyoming 110 $15.34 $31,910 0.045%
Minnesota 2,380 $13.39 $27,850 0.091%
Montana 340 $12.71 $26,440 0.083%
Kansas 1,790 $12.63 $26,270 0.136%
Louisiana 1,580 $12.55 $26,110 0.085%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Medford-Ashland, OR MSA 650 $12.89 $26,810 0.835%
Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA 1,000 $9.86 $20,510 0.619%
Salem, OR PMSA 840 $9.35 $19,450 0.596%
Eugene-Springfield, OR MSA 810 $13.25 $27,560 0.572%
Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH MSA 380 $9.75 $20,290 0.568%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Birmingham, AL MSA 690 $15.72 $32,700 0.151%
Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD PMSA (7) $15.64 $32,530 (7)
Flint, MI PMSA 350 $14.89 $30,980 0.226%
San Jose, CA PMSA 680 $14.79 $30,760 0.080%
Monroe, LA MSA 280 $14.60 $30,370 0.391%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) Estimate not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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