Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
693,170 1.2 % $11.08 $23,040 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.19 $8.78 $9.77 $12.52 $16.33
Annual Wage (2) $17,040 $18,260 $20,330 $26,050 $33,960


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 144,400 5.53 $9.37 $19,480
Employment Services 139,300 4.03 $9.99 $20,780
Warehousing and Storage 45,500 6.26 $13.89 $28,890
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 28,330 3.88 $11.46 $23,840
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 23,610 4.87 $11.29 $23,490

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 7,040 24.09 $11.80 $24,550
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 5,890 8.42 $11.48 $23,880
Other Food Manufacturing 12,920 6.89 $12.78 $26,580
Apparel Knitting Mills 880 6.69 $10.33 $21,490
Warehousing and Storage 45,500 6.26 $13.89 $28,890

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) 610 0.03 $21.65 $45,030
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 670 0.14 $16.78 $34,910
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 390 0.27 $15.70 $32,650
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 7,800 2.37 $15.38 $31,990
Hardware Manufacturing 480 2.09 $15.38 $31,990


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 91,200 6.03 1.18 $11.03 $22,950
Illinois 46,920 8.14 1.59 $11.51 $23,950
Texas 40,770 3.63 0.71 $10.56 $21,960
Florida 39,280 5.12 1.00 $10.13 $21,060
Ohio 37,260 7.16 1.40 $11.40 $23,720



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 16,520 9.13 1.78 $10.40 $21,630
Iowa 12,750 8.43 1.64 $10.56 $21,970
Illinois 46,920 8.14 1.59 $11.51 $23,950
New Jersey 30,370 7.85 1.53 $10.84 $22,550
Tennessee 20,940 7.62 1.48 $10.15 $21,110



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 590 1.82 0.35 $13.50 $28,070
Connecticut 6,910 4.20 0.82 $13.40 $27,870
Wyoming 1,110 3.94 0.77 $12.95 $26,930
Washington 17,680 6.10 1.19 $12.63 $26,280
West Virginia 2,410 3.40 0.66 $12.59 $26,190




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 32,570 8.68 1.69 $11.25 $23,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 25,850 6.37 1.24 $10.44 $21,720
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 20,640 3.83 0.75 $11.24 $23,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 17,810 7.46 1.45 $11.08 $23,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,760 5.26 1.02 $10.63 $22,110
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 11,620 9.30 1.81 $11.59 $24,110
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 9,880 5.31 1.03 $11.30 $23,500
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 9,680 9.67 1.88 $10.95 $22,770
Columbus, OH 9,630 9.95 1.94 $11.41 $23,720
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 9,240 6.23 1.21 $10.86 $22,580