Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
666,860 0.9 % $10.81 $22,480 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.98 $8.63 $9.55 $12.17 $15.90
Annual Wage (2) $16,600 $17,950 $19,870 $25,310 $33,080


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 159,320 6.44 $9.33 $19,410
Employment Services 111,930 3.79 $9.88 $20,540
Warehousing and Storage 42,130 6.52 $14.00 $29,120
Plastics Product Manufacturing 25,490 5.01 $11.30 $23,500
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 24,240 3.39 $10.89 $22,640

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 6,740 25.10 $10.97 $22,810
Other Food Manufacturing 11,710 6.97 $12.93 $26,890
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 4,430 6.57 $11.54 $24,000
Warehousing and Storage 42,130 6.52 $14.00 $29,120
Grocery Stores 159,320 6.44 $9.33 $19,410

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) 680 0.03 $21.42 $44,550
Support Activities for Water Transportation 110 0.12 $19.26 $40,060
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 420 0.09 $16.86 $35,070
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 120 0.37 $16.76 $34,850
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 380 0.27 $16.32 $33,940


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 92,570 6.59 1.27 $10.56 $21,960
Illinois 48,760 8.75 1.68 $11.05 $22,980
Ohio 40,530 8.14 1.57 $10.90 $22,680
Pennsylvania 34,850 6.28 1.21 $11.78 $24,510
Texas 34,230 3.32 0.64 $10.39 $21,610




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 48,760 8.75 1.68 $11.05 $22,980
Ohio 40,530 8.14 1.57 $10.90 $22,680
New Jersey 30,700 8.14 1.57 $10.63 $22,110
North Carolina 27,180 7.13 1.37 $9.98 $20,770
Wisconsin 18,690 7.06 1.36 $12.71 $26,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 560 1.78 0.34 $12.93 $26,890
Wisconsin 18,690 7.06 1.36 $12.71 $26,440
Nevada 3,700 3.33 0.64 $12.14 $25,250
Wyoming 830 3.06 0.59 $12.10 $25,160
Connecticut 6,460 4.01 0.77 $11.90 $24,750





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 34,420 9.61 1.85 $10.90 $22,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 29,780 7.79 1.50 $10.22 $21,260
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 19,940 3.94 0.76 $10.72 $22,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 13,710 6.15 1.18 $10.67 $22,190
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 10,060 10.48 2.02 $10.76 $22,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 9,940 8.70 1.67 $11.12 $23,120
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 9,730 7.02 1.35 $10.50 $21,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,100 4.45 0.86 $10.61 $22,060
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 8,580 4.73 0.91 $11.38 $23,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 8,350 4.91 0.95 $10.78 $22,430