Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend machines to prepare industrial or consumer products for storage or shipment. Includes cannery workers who pack food products.


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)
381,760 1.3 % $13.92 $28,940 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.67 $9.91 $12.70 $16.83 $21.56
Annual Wage (2) $18,040 $20,610 $26,410 $35,010 $44,840


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 68,330 1.98 $11.51 $23,950
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 23,350 14.25 $14.00 $29,110
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 22,450 8.23 $14.32 $29,790
Beverage Manufacturing 22,130 11.41 $17.48 $36,360
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 21,400 4.41 $12.76 $26,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 23,350 14.25 $14.00 $29,110
Dairy Product Manufacturing 17,650 13.29 $16.00 $33,280
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 13,200 12.80 $14.40 $29,960
Grain and Oilseed Milling 7,240 12.25 $16.39 $34,090
Beverage Manufacturing 22,130 11.41 $17.48 $36,360

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) 50 (7) $25.70 $53,460
Tobacco Manufacturing 1,330 10.14 $22.11 $45,980
Local Government (OES Designation) 230 (7) $20.30 $42,220
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 260 0.27 $19.63 $40,830
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 200 0.22 $19.34 $40,230


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 44,460 2.94 1.04 $13.67 $28,440
Texas 22,890 2.04 0.72 $12.14 $25,250
Illinois 21,690 3.76 1.33 $13.36 $27,790
Ohio 20,020 3.85 1.36 $15.11 $31,440
Wisconsin 18,780 6.89 2.44 $14.44 $30,030



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)
Wisconsin 18,780 6.89 2.44 $14.44 $30,030
Kentucky 9,900 5.48 1.94 $13.90 $28,920
Iowa 7,940 5.25 1.86 $14.58 $30,330
Vermont 1,460 4.84 1.71 $14.79 $30,750
Georgia 16,640 4.18 1.48 $13.78 $28,650



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 440 1.55 0.55 $20.72 $43,100
Delaware 600 1.42 0.50 $17.45 $36,300
Alaska 250 0.78 0.28 $16.37 $34,040
Pennsylvania 16,040 2.84 1.00 $16.10 $33,490
New Hampshire 1,010 1.61 0.57 $16.04 $33,360




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 17,120 4.56 1.61 $13.35 $27,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,320 3.04 1.08 $12.73 $26,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,910 3.73 1.32 $13.93 $28,970
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,620 1.41 0.50 $12.68 $26,380
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,770 3.16 1.12 $13.90 $28,910
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 5,670 5.60 1.98 $15.78 $32,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,330 2.38 0.84 $12.63 $26,280
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,090 1.79 0.63 $12.24 $25,450
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 4,530 4.52 1.60 $12.93 $26,890
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,290 2.30 0.81 $16.87 $35,090