Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
110,950 2.5 % $13.67 $28,430 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.66 $10.07 $12.99 $16.72 $19.71
Annual Wage (2) $18,020 $20,940 $27,020 $34,780 $40,990


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 9,000 1.88 $13.01 $27,070
Plastics Product Manufacturing 8,370 1.64 $12.98 $26,990
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 6,930 2.47 $13.83 $28,760
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,590 1.14 $11.88 $24,720
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 5,050 1.05 $11.80 $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)
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 1,400 6.12 $14.18 $29,500
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,200 5.12 $13.92 $28,950
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 180 5.04 $13.09 $27,220
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 3,710 4.44 $12.16 $25,300
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 6,930 2.47 $13.83 $28,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 140 0.14 $18.30 $38,070
Beverage Manufacturing 350 0.20 $18.12 $37,680
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 580 0.65 $17.62 $36,660
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 370 0.43 $17.43 $36,260
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,390 1.27 $17.31 $36,010


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)
California 9,740 0.69 0.80 $13.36 $27,790
Texas 8,810 0.85 0.99 $13.33 $27,730
Pennsylvania 5,680 1.02 1.18 $14.96 $31,120
Ohio 5,580 1.12 1.30 $13.51 $28,100
North Carolina 5,460 1.43 1.65 $13.25 $27,560




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 3,620 3.17 3.67 $14.21 $29,560
Oregon 4,490 2.83 3.27 $13.29 $27,650
Kentucky 3,800 2.19 2.53 $13.59 $28,260
Wisconsin 5,100 1.93 2.23 $13.31 $27,680
Indiana 5,100 1.85 2.14 $13.36 $27,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 80 0.31 0.35 $19.26 $40,060
Utah 1,230 1.06 1.22 $16.06 $33,410
Colorado 860 0.39 0.46 $15.53 $32,310
Missouri 2,670 1.03 1.19 $15.53 $32,300
Michigan 2,560 0.67 0.77 $15.47 $32,180





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 3,580 1.00 1.15 $14.20 $29,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,020 0.79 0.91 $11.93 $24,820
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,060 0.41 0.47 $10.62 $22,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,690 0.76 0.88 $14.56 $30,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.72 0.84 $14.97 $31,130
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,470 0.57 0.66 $12.72 $26,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,390 1.21 1.40 $15.77 $32,810
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,330 2.28 2.63 $15.45 $32,130
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,260 1.32 1.52 $16.18 $33,660
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,200 1.41 1.63 $14.27 $29,690




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)
Medford, OR 500 6.74 7.80 $11.73 $24,390
Bowling Green, KY 290 5.21 6.02 $16.75 $34,840
Yakima, WA 400 5.11 5.91 $13.54 $28,150
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 990 5.03 5.81 $17.05 $35,470
Salem, OR 690 4.91 5.68 $10.57 $21,990
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 610 4.42 5.11 $13.20 $27,460
Sheboygan, WI 240 4.34 5.02 $13.52 $28,110
Dalton, GA 230 3.69 4.26 $11.11 $23,100
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 150 3.59 4.15 $10.29 $21,400
Stockton, CA 690 3.54 4.10 $14.30 $29,740




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)
Harrisonburg, VA 150 2.67 3.09 $20.11 $41,820
Modesto, CA 240 1.59 1.84 $17.69 $36,790
Monroe, LA 130 1.70 1.97 $17.67 $36,750
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.59 0.68 $17.51 $36,430
Longview, WA 80 2.48 2.86 $17.11 $35,590
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 990 5.03 5.81 $17.05 $35,470
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 190 0.70 0.80 $16.81 $34,960
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 280 1.50 1.74 $16.75 $34,840
Bowling Green, KY 290 5.21 6.02 $16.75 $34,840
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 80 0.29 0.33 $16.72 $34,780

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)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,670 6.05 6.99 $11.65 $24,230
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,050 5.31 6.14 $13.07 $27,170
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 1,030 6.24 7.21 $11.21 $23,310
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 880 3.03 3.50 $13.01 $27,070
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 860 5.49 6.35 $12.48 $25,960

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)
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area 750 7.98 9.23 $14.64 $30,450
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 480 7.42 8.58 $14.78 $30,730
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 130 7.31 8.45 $12.57 $26,140
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 1,030 6.24 7.21 $11.21 $23,310
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,670 6.05 6.99 $11.65 $24,230

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)
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.40 $36,200
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 1.41 1.63 $17.11 $35,590
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 260 2.77 3.21 $16.58 $34,490
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.54 $34,390
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 760 4.77 5.51 $16.25 $33,810


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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