Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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
Geographic 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)
119,730 1.9 % $13.54 $28,170 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.56 $10.11 $12.98 $16.45 $19.31
Annual Wage (2) $17,790 $21,040 $27,000 $34,220 $40,170


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Printing and Related Support Activities 10,440 2.11 $12.65 $26,310
Plastics Product Manufacturing 8,070 1.61 $12.86 $26,760
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 7,500 2.65 $13.83 $28,780
Employment Services 5,900 0.22 $12.26 $25,500
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,690 1.16 $11.79 $24,530

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,540 5.48 $13.47 $28,010
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 4,170 5.10 $12.07 $25,110
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 170 4.91 $12.48 $25,960
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 7,500 2.65 $13.83 $28,780
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 620 2.53 $13.81 $28,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 420 0.27 $25.85 $53,770
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 780 0.93 $19.63 $40,830
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 110 0.13 $18.13 $37,710
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,640 1.47 $18.01 $37,450
Beverage Manufacturing 380 0.23 $17.76 $36,940


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 9,470 0.94 1.00 $12.91 $26,860
California 7,820 0.56 0.59 $12.65 $26,310
Illinois 7,600 1.38 1.46 $13.45 $27,970
Ohio 6,460 1.31 1.39 $12.82 $26,660
Pennsylvania 6,350 1.16 1.23 $14.90 $31,000




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 4,130 3.63 3.86 $12.84 $26,700
Oregon 4,340 2.77 2.94 $13.20 $27,450
Wisconsin 5,940 2.28 2.42 $13.33 $27,730
Indiana 6,090 2.24 2.37 $13.76 $28,630
Kentucky 3,600 2.10 2.23 $13.05 $27,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 100 0.36 0.39 $18.48 $38,430
Utah 1,560 1.36 1.44 $15.78 $32,830
Colorado 740 0.34 0.37 $15.78 $32,820
Missouri 2,360 0.91 0.97 $15.62 $32,480
Michigan 2,820 0.75 0.80 $15.33 $31,890

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,600 1.30 1.38 $12.69 $26,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,170 0.57 0.60 $12.98 $27,000
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,850 0.74 0.79 $12.96 $26,970
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.35 0.38 $11.06 $23,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,710 0.78 0.83 $14.01 $29,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.84 0.89 $14.24 $29,610
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,390 1.68 1.78 $12.63 $26,270
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,330 1.70 1.80 $12.10 $25,170
Columbus, OH 1,270 1.43 1.52 $12.05 $25,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.70 0.74 $15.44 $32,120




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Yakima, WA 480 6.10 6.48 $14.77 $30,720
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 1,010 5.24 5.57 $14.50 $30,170
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 190 4.66 4.95 $15.00 $31,190
Visalia-Porterville, CA 570 4.34 4.60 (8) (8)
Salem, OR 600 4.20 4.46 $11.06 $22,990
Dalton, GA 260 4.08 4.33 $11.45 $23,810
Burlington, NC 220 4.06 4.31 (8) (8)
Sheboygan, WI 210 3.87 4.11 $12.84 $26,710
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 160 3.79 4.02 $14.45 $30,050
Sherman-Denison, TX 140 3.54 3.76 $9.98 $20,770




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 350 1.34 1.42 $18.65 $38,790
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.56 0.59 $17.25 $35,890
Reading, PA 130 0.84 0.90 $17.01 $35,380
St. Louis, MO-IL 890 0.71 0.76 $16.60 $34,530
St. Joseph, MO-KS 170 3.33 3.53 $16.39 $34,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 630 0.38 0.40 $16.36 $34,020
Monroe, LA 160 2.10 2.23 $16.27 $33,840
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,080 1.13 1.20 $16.26 $33,820
Janesville, WI 110 1.82 1.94 $16.12 $33,530
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 140 0.55 0.58 $16.02 $33,320

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 1,750 15.29 16.23 $15.62 $32,480
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,480 5.38 5.71 $12.21 $25,390
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 1,110 7.14 7.58 $16.15 $33,600
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,070 5.53 5.88 $13.19 $27,440
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,030 7.07 7.51 $14.50 $30,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 1,750 15.29 16.23 $15.62 $32,480
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 470 8.51 9.03 $15.63 $32,520
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 960 7.92 8.41 $14.02 $29,160
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 1,110 7.14 7.58 $16.15 $33,600
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 440 7.14 7.58 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 1.48 1.57 $19.13 $39,790
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 400 2.99 3.17 $17.18 $35,730
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.78 0.82 $16.56 $34,450
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 250 1.56 1.65 $16.41 $34,140
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.17 1.24 $16.24 $33,780


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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