Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
92,170 2.0 % $17.57 $36,550 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.01 $13.12 $16.95 $21.43 $26.60
Annual Wage (2) $20,820 $27,280 $35,260 $44,580 $55,320


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 57,030 21.21 $16.71 $34,760
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 20,620 19.68 $21.66 $45,050
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,960 1.31 $16.53 $34,380
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,790 0.43 $15.61 $32,480
Employment Services 1,480 0.04 $11.47 $23,850

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 57,030 21.21 $16.71 $34,760
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 20,620 19.68 $21.66 $45,050
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,960 1.31 $16.53 $34,380
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 780 0.63 $16.14 $33,560
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,790 0.43 $15.61 $32,480

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 20,620 19.68 $21.66 $45,050
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 80 0.07 $17.09 $35,540
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 140 0.02 $16.86 $35,060
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 57,030 21.21 $16.71 $34,760
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,960 1.31 $16.53 $34,380


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 7,750 2.84 4.16 $18.14 $37,730
Pennsylvania 7,740 1.37 2.01 $19.52 $40,590
California 6,800 0.45 0.66 $16.52 $34,370
Texas 5,810 0.52 0.76 $14.72 $30,610
Ohio 4,640 0.89 1.31 $17.08 $35,520




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 7,750 2.84 4.16 $18.14 $37,730
Arkansas 1,870 1.61 2.36 $19.74 $41,070
South Carolina 2,830 1.51 2.21 $21.80 $45,350
Nebraska 1,370 1.45 2.12 $13.49 $28,060
Pennsylvania 7,740 1.37 2.01 $19.52 $40,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 2,830 1.51 2.21 $21.80 $45,350
Maryland 470 0.18 0.27 $21.67 $45,080
New Hampshire 210 0.34 0.50 $20.55 $42,750
Connecticut 810 0.49 0.72 $20.54 $42,710
Virginia 2,500 0.68 1.00 $20.43 $42,490





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 3,620 0.96 1.41 $15.69 $32,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,800 0.80 1.18 $14.80 $30,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,750 0.43 0.63 $15.19 $31,590
Green Bay, WI 1,560 9.40 13.78 $18.54 $38,570
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1,430 15.75 23.10 $19.73 $41,040
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,410 1.40 2.05 $16.24 $33,770
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.26 0.38 $14.68 $30,530
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.70 1.03 $18.59 $38,670
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,270 1.27 1.85 $15.18 $31,570
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1,230 2.63 3.85 $13.16 $27,370




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 1,430 15.75 23.10 $19.73 $41,040
Pine Bluff, AR 390 12.35 18.11 $21.32 $44,340
Green Bay, WI 1,560 9.40 13.78 $18.54 $38,570
Longview, WA 260 7.66 11.23 $23.42 $48,720
Appleton, WI 880 7.56 11.08 $17.56 $36,520
Glens Falls, NY 390 7.54 11.05 $19.05 $39,620
York-Hanover, PA 1,020 5.84 8.56 $21.20 $44,090
Altoona, PA 310 5.37 7.87 $18.99 $39,510
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 540 4.12 6.03 $19.34 $40,220
Joplin, MO 310 3.91 5.73 $12.62 $26,250




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)
Columbia, SC 730 2.04 2.99 $28.59 $59,470
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 500 1.71 2.50 $27.05 $56,270
Longview, WA 260 7.66 11.23 $23.42 $48,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.11 0.16 $22.96 $47,760
Richmond, VA 1,020 1.65 2.42 $22.37 $46,530
Savannah, GA (8) (8) (8) $22.14 $46,060
Wausau, WI 230 3.39 4.97 $21.99 $45,730
Yakima, WA 60 0.79 1.15 $21.73 $45,200
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 200 0.74 1.09 $21.50 $44,720
Tulsa, OK 540 1.27 1.86 $21.45 $44,610

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 1,080 6.16 9.04 $18.19 $37,830
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 720 2.80 4.10 $15.16 $31,530
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 700 2.94 4.31 $16.19 $33,680
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 630 2.25 3.30 $19.68 $40,930
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 630 5.44 7.97 $17.87 $37,180

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 1,080 6.16 9.04 $18.19 $37,830
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 630 5.44 7.97 $17.87 $37,180
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 390 3.31 4.85 $19.48 $40,530
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 590 3.22 4.72 $21.61 $44,950
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 700 2.94 4.31 $16.19 $33,680

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 Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 160 2.94 4.30 $27.65 $57,500
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 420 2.63 3.86 $26.17 $54,430
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 160 1.06 1.55 $25.39 $52,820
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.14 $46,050
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 590 3.22 4.72 $21.61 $44,950


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015