Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
94,910 2.2 % $17.23 $35,830 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.85 $12.80 $16.73 $21.04 $25.86
Annual Wage (2) $20,490 $26,620 $34,790 $43,770 $53,790


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 59,420 21.98 $16.36 $34,020
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 21,710 20.47 $21.02 $43,710
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,930 1.30 $16.45 $34,210
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,570 0.36 $14.09 $29,320
Employment Services 1,110 0.03 $10.79 $22,440

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 59,420 21.98 $16.36 $34,020
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 21,710 20.47 $21.02 $43,710
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,930 1.30 $16.45 $34,210
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 750 0.62 $15.79 $32,830
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,570 0.36 $14.09 $29,320

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 21,710 20.47 $21.02 $43,710
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.02 $16.66 $34,650
Dairy Product Manufacturing 120 0.09 $16.56 $34,450
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,930 1.30 $16.45 $34,210
Plastics Product Manufacturing 410 0.08 $16.42 $34,150


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 8,290 3.06 4.28 $18.47 $38,420
Pennsylvania 7,400 1.32 1.84 $19.79 $41,170
California 6,250 0.42 0.59 $15.49 $32,210
Ohio 5,360 1.05 1.46 $15.35 $31,940
New York 5,170 0.60 0.84 $16.43 $34,170




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 8,290 3.06 4.28 $18.47 $38,420
Arkansas 2,030 1.76 2.46 $17.81 $37,040
South Carolina 3,030 1.66 2.32 $21.33 $44,370
Tennessee 3,780 1.40 1.96 $15.98 $33,240
Nebraska 1,250 1.35 1.89 $13.22 $27,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 860 0.53 0.74 $23.07 $47,990
South Carolina 3,030 1.66 2.32 $21.33 $44,370
Connecticut 990 0.61 0.85 $20.85 $43,380
Maine 490 0.84 1.17 $20.39 $42,400
Georgia 4,360 1.12 1.57 $20.15 $41,920





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 4,410 1.19 1.66 $16.40 $34,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,020 0.51 0.71 $15.37 $31,970
Green Bay, WI 1,900 11.56 16.14 $19.46 $40,470
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1,800 19.53 27.28 $19.90 $41,400
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,720 1.73 2.41 $15.27 $31,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.30 0.42 $14.40 $29,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.70 0.98 $13.52 $28,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,330 0.74 1.04 $17.88 $37,180
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.68 0.94 $19.55 $40,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,190 0.52 0.72 $16.06 $33,400




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 1,800 19.53 27.28 $19.90 $41,400
Green Bay, WI 1,900 11.56 16.14 $19.46 $40,470
Longview, WA 250 7.53 10.52 $22.74 $47,290
Glens Falls, NY 330 6.24 8.71 $18.93 $39,370
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 280 5.89 8.22 $20.43 $42,500
York-Hanover, PA 950 5.48 7.66 $21.27 $44,240
Morristown, TN 210 4.71 6.58 $18.10 $37,640
Altoona, PA 220 3.86 5.39 $19.51 $40,590
Joplin, MO 280 3.62 5.05 $8.57 $17,820
Owensboro, KY 180 3.54 4.95 $23.84 $49,590




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 620 1.79 2.50 $28.10 $58,460
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 440 1.51 2.11 $25.81 $53,690
Owensboro, KY 180 3.54 4.95 $23.84 $49,590
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $23.04 $47,910
Longview, WA 250 7.53 10.52 $22.74 $47,290
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 100 0.35 0.49 $21.89 $45,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 900 0.88 1.23 $21.55 $44,820
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $21.54 $44,810
Mobile, AL (8) (8) (8) $21.34 $44,390
Tulsa, OK 560 1.32 1.85 $21.29 $44,280

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 940 5.37 7.51 $18.03 $37,500
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 730 3.97 5.54 $18.11 $37,660
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 700 2.74 3.83 $14.92 $31,030
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 590 3.24 4.52 $20.72 $43,090
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 550 2.38 3.32 $16.32 $33,940

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 940 5.37 7.51 $18.03 $37,500
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 730 3.97 5.54 $18.11 $37,660
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 190 3.55 4.95 $26.08 $54,250
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 590 3.24 4.52 $20.72 $43,090
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 390 3.04 4.25 $16.92 $35,200

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)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 250 1.40 1.96 $26.24 $54,580
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 190 3.55 4.95 $26.08 $54,250
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 80 2.75 3.84 $21.15 $43,990
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 590 3.24 4.52 $20.72 $43,090
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 470 3.01 4.21 $20.52 $42,690


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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