Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-5113 Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Bind books and other publications or finish printed products by hand or machine. May set up binding and finishing machines.


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)
52,380 2.9 % $15.47 $32,170 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.42 $11.32 $14.55 $18.63 $23.15
Annual Wage (2) $19,590 $23,550 $30,260 $38,760 $48,140


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 43,380 9.60 $15.45 $32,150
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 2,700 0.67 $14.51 $30,170
Employment Services 1,730 0.05 $13.40 $27,880
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 1,320 0.49 $14.95 $31,090
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 580 0.12 $14.53 $30,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Printing and Related Support Activities 43,380 9.60 $15.45 $32,150
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 2,700 0.67 $14.51 $30,170
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 1,320 0.49 $14.95 $31,090
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 580 0.12 $14.53 $30,220
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 160 0.06 $14.74 $30,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 250 0.01 $36.11 $75,110
State Government (OES Designation) 140 0.01 $20.19 $42,000
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills (8) (8) $19.10 $39,730
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $18.35 $38,170
Office Administrative Services (8) (8) $18.22 $37,910


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 4,700 0.30 0.80 $15.68 $32,610
Wisconsin 3,940 1.42 3.75 $15.21 $31,630
Pennsylvania 3,790 0.66 1.75 $16.06 $33,410
Minnesota 3,600 1.30 3.42 $18.35 $38,170
Ohio 2,790 0.53 1.39 $13.25 $27,570




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 3,940 1.42 3.75 $15.21 $31,630
Minnesota 3,600 1.30 3.42 $18.35 $38,170
Utah 1,120 0.84 2.22 $13.76 $28,630
Kansas 1,000 0.73 1.93 $13.19 $27,430
Pennsylvania 3,790 0.66 1.75 $16.06 $33,410




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 230 0.35 0.91 $33.08 $68,810
Alaska 70 0.20 0.53 $22.27 $46,330
Minnesota 3,600 1.30 3.42 $18.35 $38,170
Connecticut 560 0.34 0.89 $18.02 $37,480
Massachusetts 920 0.27 0.71 $17.50 $36,400





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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,440 1.30 3.42 $18.64 $38,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,050 0.50 1.32 $13.92 $28,940
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.42 1.11 $14.97 $31,140
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,400 1.68 4.42 $15.52 $32,280
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.21 0.54 $15.79 $32,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.47 1.25 $14.13 $29,390
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,020 0.55 1.44 $14.35 $29,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 940 0.38 1.00 $14.93 $31,050
Kansas City, MO-KS 840 0.82 2.16 $15.17 $31,560
Lancaster, PA 780 3.36 8.84 $17.30 $35,980




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)
Lancaster, PA 780 3.36 8.84 $17.30 $35,980
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 280 3.16 8.32 $16.78 $34,900
Green Bay, WI 440 2.62 6.90 $15.07 $31,340
Sheboygan, WI 140 2.42 6.36 $14.24 $29,630
Appleton, WI 260 2.14 5.64 $13.32 $27,710
St. Cloud, MN 180 1.81 4.77 $18.84 $39,190
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,400 1.68 4.42 $15.52 $32,280
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 120 1.60 4.22 $14.78 $30,750
York-Hanover, PA 280 1.56 4.11 $13.92 $28,960
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 490 1.56 4.11 $13.14 $27,330




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 650 0.27 0.71 $23.23 $48,330
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $21.03 $43,740
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.26 0.69 $20.90 $43,470
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 50 0.19 0.50 $20.34 $42,300
Pittsfield, MA (8) (8) (8) $20.05 $41,710
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 140 0.24 0.63 $19.96 $41,520
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $19.75 $41,080
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.26 0.69 $19.26 $40,050
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 420 0.33 0.86 $19.21 $39,960
St. Cloud, MN 180 1.81 4.77 $18.84 $39,190

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 550 3.42 9.01 $16.78 $34,900
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 360 1.67 4.40 $14.40 $29,940
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 310 2.60 6.85 $15.51 $32,260
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 300 0.91 2.39 $12.32 $25,630
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 220 0.86 2.26 $12.92 $26,880

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 550 3.42 9.01 $16.78 $34,900
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 310 2.60 6.85 $15.51 $32,260
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 360 1.67 4.40 $14.40 $29,940
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 170 1.39 3.67 $11.36 $23,620
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 300 0.91 2.39 $12.32 $25,630

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.31 $40,170
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 550 3.42 9.01 $16.78 $34,900
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.44 $34,190
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 1.61 $16.35 $34,000
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 1.54 $16.26 $33,830


About May 2015 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 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016