Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
106,160 3.7 % $14.19 $29,510 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.90 $10.41 $13.61 $17.61 $20.97
Annual Wage (2) $18,510 $21,660 $28,310 $36,620 $43,620


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)
Warehousing and Storage 21,080 2.98 $18.15 $37,740
Printing and Related Support Activities 7,870 1.72 $12.42 $25,830
Employment Services 7,200 0.22 $11.99 $24,940
Plastics Product Manufacturing 5,760 1.10 $12.37 $25,720
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 5,610 2.08 $14.17 $29,470

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 1,340 7.29 $15.43 $32,100
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 230 6.54 $14.81 $30,800
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,060 4.64 $13.99 $29,100
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 3,010 3.52 $12.14 $25,260
Warehousing and Storage 21,080 2.98 $18.15 $37,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 350 0.38 $20.36 $42,350
Warehousing and Storage 21,080 2.98 $18.15 $37,740
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,400 1.32 $17.93 $37,290
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 190 0.27 $17.89 $37,210
Basic Chemical Manufacturing (8) (8) $17.48 $36,370


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 12,630 0.86 1.07 $13.76 $28,630
Texas 6,090 0.56 0.70 $14.68 $30,540
Indiana 5,370 1.88 2.35 $13.38 $27,840
Ohio 5,170 1.01 1.26 $15.91 $33,090
Wisconsin 5,080 1.88 2.35 $13.61 $28,310




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)
Oregon 4,860 2.96 3.70 $13.73 $28,560
Arkansas 2,460 2.14 2.67 $13.99 $29,100
Wisconsin 5,080 1.88 2.35 $13.61 $28,310
Indiana 5,370 1.88 2.35 $13.38 $27,840
Mississippi 2,000 1.85 2.31 $12.38 $25,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 450 0.73 0.91 $17.03 $35,420
Nevada 580 0.50 0.63 $16.97 $35,290
Wyoming 70 0.24 0.30 $16.75 $34,850
Louisiana 1,070 0.57 0.71 $16.39 $34,090
Hawaii 150 0.24 0.30 $16.36 $34,040





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 2,920 0.79 0.98 $13.16 $27,360
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,720 2.11 2.64 $13.05 $27,130
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,720 1.75 2.19 $9.04 $18,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,690 0.73 0.92 $12.97 $26,980
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,610 0.31 0.38 $13.04 $27,120
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,290 0.47 0.59 $15.44 $32,120
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,210 1.01 1.26 $17.21 $35,800
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,150 1.12 1.40 $12.67 $26,360
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.79 0.99 $12.14 $25,260
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,140 1.25 1.56 $11.73 $24,400




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)
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 500 12.47 15.57 $18.79 $39,090
Medford, OR 760 9.95 12.43 $12.83 $26,690
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 600 5.21 6.51 $11.59 $24,100
Harrisonburg, VA 240 4.01 5.01 $18.46 $38,400
St. Joseph, MO-KS 210 3.95 4.94 $13.82 $28,750
Eugene-Springfield, OR 540 3.87 4.84 $14.51 $30,180
Stockton, CA 750 3.68 4.59 $14.74 $30,670
Gainesville, GA 260 3.45 4.31 $12.26 $25,500
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 690 3.31 4.13 $13.63 $28,360
Racine, WI 220 2.98 3.73 $16.72 $34,770