Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand

Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.


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)
676,870 0.9 % $10.63 $22,100 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.75 $8.49 $9.44 $11.89 $15.36
Annual Wage (2) $16,130 $17,650 $19,630 $24,730 $31,940


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)
Grocery Stores 165,270 6.68 $9.16 $19,050
Employment Services 111,490 4.18 $9.74 $20,270
Warehousing and Storage 38,960 6.10 $13.31 $27,690
Plastics Product Manufacturing 24,900 4.96 $11.17 $23,230
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 22,860 3.21 $11.07 $23,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Activities for Transportation 5,730 22.31 $10.78 $22,410
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 5,000 7.30 $11.12 $23,130
Grocery Stores 165,270 6.68 $9.16 $19,050
Other Food Manufacturing 10,690 6.53 $12.84 $26,710
Warehousing and Storage 38,960 6.10 $13.31 $27,690

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) 660 0.03 $21.45 $44,610
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 750 0.16 $21.15 $43,990
Support Activities for Water Transportation 150 0.17 $19.44 $40,440
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 4,630 1.50 $16.47 $34,260
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 190 0.59 $16.14 $33,570


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 93,600 6.69 1.26 $10.27 $21,350
Illinois 47,310 8.56 1.61 $10.95 $22,770
Ohio 41,850 8.50 1.60 $10.61 $22,070
Pennsylvania 35,090 6.40 1.20 $11.48 $23,890
Texas 34,650 3.43 0.65 $10.17 $21,150




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)
Illinois 47,310 8.56 1.61 $10.95 $22,770
Ohio 41,850 8.50 1.60 $10.61 $22,070
New Jersey 30,600 8.12 1.52 $10.35 $21,520
Wisconsin 19,380 7.43 1.40 $12.13 $25,230
Indiana 19,420 7.13 1.34 $10.73 $22,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 1,600 4.02 0.76 $12.75 $26,510
Alaska 780 2.54 0.48 $12.61 $26,220
Maryland 6,670 2.71 0.51 $12.15 $25,270
Wisconsin 19,380 7.43 1.40 $12.13 $25,230
Connecticut 6,500 4.06 0.76 $11.86 $24,680

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-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 33,830 9.55 1.79 $10.82 $22,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 28,390 7.44 1.40 $9.98 $20,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 20,610 4.14 0.78 $10.59 $22,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 13,090 5.95 1.12 $10.78 $22,420
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 11,380 9.97 1.87 $10.60 $22,050
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 9,710 10.09 1.89 $10.33 $21,490
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 9,060 5.02 0.94 $10.87 $22,600
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 9,040 6.58 1.24 $10.56 $21,960
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 8,530 8.86 1.66 $10.04 $20,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,330 4.16 0.78 $10.83 $22,520




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)
Yakima, WA 2,500 31.59 5.93 $10.83 $22,530
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 1,690 28.37 5.33 $10.87 $22,620
Wenatchee, WA 1,100 28.32 5.32 $11.05 $22,990
Janesville, WI 1,570 26.31 4.94 $11.27 $23,440
Champaign-Urbana, IL 1,550 15.78 2.96 $11.78 $24,490
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 640 15.63 2.94 $10.38 $21,600
Gainesville, GA 1,050 15.45 2.90 $10.34 $21,500
Rome, GA 540 15.05 2.83 (8) (8)
Rocky Mount, NC 800 14.43 2.71 $10.24 $21,300
Sumter, SC 460 13.71 2.57 $10.28 $21,380