Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand

Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.

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)
860,050 1.2 % $9.02 $18,760 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.03 $7.04 $8.29 $10.45 $13.26
Annual Wage (2) $12,550 $14,630 $17,240 $21,730 $27,580

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Grocery stores 191,410 $7.43 $15,450
Employment services 149,780 $8.17 $16,990
Plastics product manufacturing 35,520 $9.99 $20,770
Warehousing and storage 30,120 $10.24 $21,300
Other general merchandise stores 18,790 $8.62 $17,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Postal service 60 $18.99 $39,500
Federal government (OES designation) 1,000 $18.22 $37,900
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 470 $15.59 $32,420
Support activities for air transportation (7) $14.53 $30,230
Basic chemical manufacturing 1,020 $12.98 $27,000

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
New Jersey 40,590 $8.82 $18,350 1.040%
Indiana 26,980 $9.79 $20,370 0.937%
Ohio 45,990 $9.43 $19,620 0.864%
Illinois 49,490 $9.38 $19,510 0.862%
Wisconsin 23,260 $9.92 $20,630 0.856%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Maryland 10,110 $11.07 $23,020 0.408%
Alaska 1,180 $10.67 $22,200 0.399%
Connecticut 7,920 $10.21 $21,230 0.483%
Pennsylvania 39,110 $9.98 $20,760 0.707%
Michigan 31,610 $9.94 $20,670 0.731%

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
Yakima, WA MSA 1,880 $9.06 $18,850 2.467%
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ PMSA 1,490 $10.50 $21,850 2.435%
Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, CA MSA 2,370 $9.27 $19,290 1.943%
Janesville-Beloit, WI MSA 1,100 $11.17 $23,230 1.646%
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 3,910 $7.86 $16,350 1.637%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Kokomo, IN MSA 360 $13.18 $27,420 0.766%
Sheboygan, WI MSA 710 $12.80 $26,620 1.180%
Hagerstown, MD PMSA 560 $12.44 $25,870 0.864%
Yolo, CA PMSA 1,310 $12.33 $25,640 1.373%
Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR MSA 230 $11.44 $23,800 0.436%

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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