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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
100,020 2.6 % $14.89 $30,960 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.30 $10.78 $14.15 $18.51 $22.30
Annual Wage (2) $19,350 $22,420 $29,440 $38,510 $46,390


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 23,930 2.96 $17.84 $37,110
Printing and Related Support Activities 7,650 1.69 $13.11 $27,270
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 5,300 1.97 $15.00 $31,200
Plastics Product Manufacturing 5,100 0.92 $13.62 $28,330
Employment Services 4,520 0.13 $11.61 $24,150

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 180 4.69 $15.21 $31,640
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,090 4.21 $14.30 $29,740
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 3,130 3.42 $13.47 $28,020
Warehousing and Storage 23,930 2.96 $17.84 $37,110
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 5,300 1.97 $15.00 $31,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 410 0.20 $25.82 $53,700
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 510 0.09 $19.75 $41,070
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 230 0.25 $19.62 $40,810
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 180 0.24 $19.38 $40,300
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,100 1.08 $19.33 $40,210


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 8,540 0.55 0.76 $14.45 $30,050
Kentucky 5,290 2.88 3.97 $14.64 $30,450
Pennsylvania 5,210 0.91 1.26 $16.37 $34,050
Ohio 5,080 0.96 1.33 $15.52 $32,290
Texas 4,890 0.42 0.58 $14.48 $30,120



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)
Kentucky 5,290 2.88 3.97 $14.64 $30,450
Mississippi 2,350 2.12 2.93 $13.25 $27,570
Oregon 3,540 2.04 2.82 $14.42 $29,990
Wisconsin 4,640 1.67 2.31 $13.93 $28,980
Alabama 2,720 1.44 1.99 $14.24 $29,620



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 340 0.77 1.06 $19.62 $40,800
New Mexico 630 0.79 1.09 $19.54 $40,640
Nevada 570 0.47 0.64 $19.12 $39,760
Missouri 1,960 0.72 1.00 $18.27 $38,010
New Hampshire 520 0.82 1.13 $18.08 $37,600




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,580 0.40 0.55 $12.58 $26,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,010 0.49 0.68 $12.93 $26,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,720 1.31 1.81 $13.70 $28,490
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,660 1.99 2.75 $12.75 $26,530
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,630 6.19 8.53 $15.23 $31,690
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.44 0.61 $13.84 $28,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,360 0.55 0.76 $12.64 $26,300
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,110 1.12 1.55 $14.30 $29,730
Columbus, OH 1,090 1.09 1.50 $11.73 $24,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.46 0.63 $15.75 $32,760



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)
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 480 11.59 15.98 $20.48 $42,600
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,630 6.19 8.53 $15.23 $31,690
Racine, WI 380 5.08 7.00 $16.28 $33,860
Dalton, GA 280 4.30 5.93 $14.01 $29,140
Gainesville, GA 330 4.17 5.75 $13.76 $28,620
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 330 3.66 5.04 $15.81 $32,880
Albany, OR 150 3.56 4.91 $14.18 $29,500
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 160 3.47 4.78 $14.80 $30,770
Grants Pass, OR 80 3.39 4.68 (8) (8)
Utica-Rome, NY 400 3.36 4.64 $18.19 $37,830