Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend paper goods machines that perform a variety of functions, such as converting, sawing, corrugating, banding, wrapping, boxing, stitching, forming, or sealing paper or paperboard sheets into products.


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)
93,290 2.4 % $16.89 $35,140 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.97 $12.67 $16.48 $20.49 $24.89
Annual Wage (2) $20,740 $26,350 $34,270 $42,620 $51,780


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)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 57,110 20.38 $15.86 $32,980
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 21,290 19.47 $21.13 $43,950
Printing and Related Support Activities 6,280 1.31 $15.96 $33,200
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,440 0.30 $14.48 $30,110
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,270 0.26 $12.19 $25,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 57,110 20.38 $15.86 $32,980
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 21,290 19.47 $21.13 $43,950
Printing and Related Support Activities 6,280 1.31 $15.96 $33,200
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 650 0.53 $14.90 $31,000
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 760 0.46 $14.66 $30,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 21,290 19.47 $21.13 $43,950
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 50 0.02 $17.77 $36,970
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 70 0.07 $17.65 $36,710
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 50 0.07 $17.54 $36,480
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 180 0.26 $17.05 $35,470


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)
Wisconsin 9,960 3.77 5.18 $19.39 $40,340
California 5,890 0.42 0.58 $15.75 $32,760
New York 5,370 0.64 0.88 $16.52 $34,360
Illinois 5,220 0.94 1.29 $16.19 $33,680
Pennsylvania 5,030 0.91 1.25 $18.36 $38,180




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)
Wisconsin 9,960 3.77 5.18 $19.39 $40,340
South Carolina 3,450 1.94 2.67 $18.55 $38,590
Arkansas 2,090 1.84 2.53 $17.26 $35,900
Alabama 2,490 1.37 1.89 $18.96 $39,430
Georgia 4,530 1.20 1.65 $19.56 $40,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 1,080 0.68 0.94 $22.23 $46,250
Oklahoma 1,070 0.72 0.98 $22.03 $45,820
Washington 2,250 0.83 1.14 $19.60 $40,770
Georgia 4,530 1.20 1.65 $19.56 $40,680
Maine 450 0.78 1.08 $19.52 $40,610





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,300 1.20 1.65 $16.41 $34,130
Green Bay, WI 2,680 16.38 22.52 $20.68 $43,010
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,050 0.40 0.56 $15.39 $32,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,030 0.53 0.73 $15.43 $32,100
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1,840 20.69 28.46 $19.93 $41,460
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,450 1.49 2.05 $15.61 $32,470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,420 0.64 0.88 $16.12 $33,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,400 0.82 1.13 $16.99 $35,330
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.73 1.00 $21.13 $43,950
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,250 1.27 1.75 $20.24 $42,100




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)
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1,840 20.69 28.46 $19.93 $41,460
Green Bay, WI 2,680 16.38 22.52 $20.68 $43,010
Longview, WA 380 11.15 15.33 $24.93 $51,860
Wausau, WI 680 10.52 14.47 $20.48 $42,590
Appleton, WI 910 7.95 10.93 $20.88 $43,420
Glens Falls, NY 370 7.12 9.79 $18.49 $38,450
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 1,130 5.56 7.65 (8) (8)
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 240 5.14 7.07 $17.00 $35,360
Florence, SC 380 4.83 6.65 $16.02 $33,320
Spartanburg, SC 470 4.14 5.70 $15.59 $32,430




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)
Longview, WA 380 11.15 15.33 $24.93 $51,860
Tulsa, OK 410 1.01 1.38 $22.54 $46,890
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.73 1.00 $21.13 $43,950
Pine Bluff, AR 120 3.33 4.58 $20.89 $43,440
Appleton, WI 910 7.95 10.93 $20.88 $43,420
Green Bay, WI 2,680 16.38 22.52 $20.68 $43,010
Wausau, WI 680 10.52 14.47 $20.48 $42,590
Altoona, PA 110 1.87 2.57 $20.44 $42,510
Macon, GA 160 1.79 2.46 $20.38 $42,380
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $20.35 $42,330

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 880 5.16 7.10 $20.05 $41,710
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 700 3.78 5.19 $18.28 $38,020
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 570 3.61 4.96 $20.15 $41,910
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 520 2.87 3.95 $21.23 $44,150
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 490 2.10 2.88 $14.09 $29,300

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 880 5.16 7.10 $20.05 $41,710
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 300 4.87 6.69 $15.69 $32,630
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 250 4.85 6.67 $22.06 $45,890
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 700 3.78 5.19 $18.28 $38,020
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 570 3.61 4.96 $20.15 $41,910

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)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 380 3.41 4.69 $22.41 $46,610
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 250 4.85 6.67 $22.06 $45,890
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.66 0.91 $21.82 $45,390
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.40 $44,500
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 520 2.87 3.95 $21.23 $44,150


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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