Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-9199 Production Workers, All Other

All production workers not listed separately.


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)
218,740 2.4 % $14.61 $30,380 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.56 $9.85 $12.95 $17.74 $23.28
Annual Wage (2) $17,790 $20,480 $26,940 $36,890 $48,420


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)
Employment Services 63,560 2.04 $12.37 $25,740
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 12,200 2.52 $12.86 $26,750
Other Food Manufacturing 6,140 3.53 $12.56 $26,130
Plastics Product Manufacturing 5,200 1.02 $13.50 $28,090
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 5,080 1.78 $13.02 $27,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 390 11.80 $13.76 $28,630
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 2,680 4.61 $15.20 $31,610
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 2,580 4.53 $14.99 $31,180
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 3,230 4.05 $15.76 $32,780
Other Food Manufacturing 6,140 3.53 $12.56 $26,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,390 0.77 $30.48 $63,410
Natural Gas Distribution 170 0.16 $29.95 $62,300
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 4,760 2.82 $26.67 $55,460
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 410 0.02 $24.88 $51,760
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,990 0.40 $23.64 $49,170


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)
Illinois 19,220 3.41 2.03 $13.35 $27,780
California 18,380 1.29 0.77 $15.13 $31,480
Tennessee 15,940 6.00 3.57 $13.60 $28,290
Michigan 12,470 3.18 1.90 $17.15 $35,670
Texas 12,450 1.18 0.70 $12.35 $25,690




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)
Iowa 11,570 7.87 4.69 $14.08 $29,280
Tennessee 15,940 6.00 3.57 $13.60 $28,290
Oregon 8,670 5.38 3.21 $14.59 $30,340
New Hampshire 2,540 4.14 2.46 $14.52 $30,210
Illinois 19,220 3.41 2.03 $13.35 $27,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 80 0.30 0.18 $19.77 $41,120
Idaho (8) (8) (8) $19.61 $40,790
Maine 1,180 2.02 1.21 $17.89 $37,220
Nevada 860 0.77 0.46 $17.84 $37,110
Michigan 12,470 3.18 1.90 $17.15 $35,670





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 12,500 3.43 2.04 $13.01 $27,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,240 1.35 0.81 $15.30 $31,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,230 2.99 1.78 $15.12 $31,450
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 4,670 4.66 2.77 $14.05 $29,220
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 3,880 5.21 3.10 $13.06 $27,170
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,710 1.41 0.84 $11.75 $24,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,650 1.74 1.04 $10.42 $21,670
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 3,100 2.89 1.72 $14.88 $30,950
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,960 2.10 1.25 $15.15 $31,510
Chattanooga, TN-GA 2,630 11.67 6.95 $11.15 $23,190




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)
Elizabethtown, KY 1,050 22.98 13.69 $9.92 $20,630
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 2,180 12.26 7.30 $17.94 $37,310
Chattanooga, TN-GA 2,630 11.67 6.95 $11.15 $23,190
Dubuque, IA 630 11.23 6.69 $17.03 $35,420
Johnson City, TN 860 10.99 6.54 $13.86 $28,840
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 480 10.11 6.02 $18.26 $37,980
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 890 8.62 5.13 $13.90 $28,900
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 940 8.03 4.79 (8) (8)
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 980 7.54 4.49 $14.96 $31,120
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 390 7.34 4.37 $12.90 $26,820