Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
105,790 3.2 % $13.79 $28,680 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.75 $10.10 $13.04 $16.95 $20.40
Annual Wage (2) $18,200 $21,010 $27,120 $35,270 $42,420


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)
Warehousing and Storage 15,890 2.34 $17.16 $35,690
Printing and Related Support Activities 8,620 1.85 $12.71 $26,430
Plastics Product Manufacturing 7,050 1.38 $12.72 $26,460
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 6,630 2.42 $14.03 $29,190
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,780 1.19 $12.05 $25,060

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 1,270 6.22 $15.13 $31,460
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,200 5.13 $13.73 $28,560
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 3,740 4.48 $12.62 $26,250
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 130 3.82 $13.58 $28,240
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 6,630 2.42 $14.03 $29,190

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 420 0.45 $18.68 $38,860
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 240 0.06 $17.93 $37,290
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,420 1.31 $17.33 $36,040
Warehousing and Storage 15,890 2.34 $17.16 $35,690
Grain and Oilseed Milling 170 0.29 $17.00 $35,350


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 11,910 0.83 1.03 $13.54 $28,150
Texas 7,090 0.67 0.83 $13.64 $28,360
Indiana 6,170 2.19 2.70 $13.03 $27,090
Pennsylvania 5,270 0.94 1.16 $14.45 $30,050
North Carolina 5,240 1.35 1.66 $12.99 $27,020




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 5,090 3.16 3.90 $13.33 $27,720
Arkansas 2,740 2.37 2.92 $14.63 $30,430
Kentucky 4,150 2.35 2.89 $14.05 $29,230
Indiana 6,170 2.19 2.70 $13.03 $27,090
Wisconsin 5,210 1.95 2.40 $13.20 $27,460




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 0.29 0.35 $17.62 $36,650
Michigan 1,700 0.43 0.54 $16.86 $35,080
Utah 1,010 0.84 1.03 $16.32 $33,940
Hawaii 150 0.25 0.31 $15.64 $32,540
New Hampshire 560 0.92 1.13 $15.49 $32,230





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 2,250 0.62 0.76 $14.06 $29,250
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.36 0.44 $10.64 $22,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,680 0.74 0.92 $13.38 $27,820
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,580 2.65 3.27 $14.73 $30,640
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,300 1.47 1.81 $12.46 $25,910
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,300 1.61 1.98 $13.02 $27,080
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,260 1.25 1.54 $13.01 $27,060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,190 1.02 1.26 $16.36 $34,020
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.84 1.04 $12.44 $25,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,130 0.43 0.53 $13.42 $27,910




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)
Medford, OR 660 9.00 11.08 $12.05 $25,060
Salem, OR 780 5.52 6.80 $10.78 $22,420
Bowling Green, KY 280 4.91 6.04 (8) (8)
Stockton, CA 920 4.72 5.81 $14.80 $30,790
Dalton, GA 290 4.63 5.71 $11.41 $23,740
Yakima, WA 360 4.52 5.56 $10.84 $22,540
Burlington, NC 240 4.30 5.29 $14.94 $31,080
Eugene-Springfield, OR 570 4.20 5.17 $14.72 $30,610
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 450 4.13 5.09 $12.17 $25,320
Sheboygan, WI 210 3.70 4.56 $13.42 $27,910