Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
672,020 1.0 % $10.90 $22,670 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.06 $8.67 $9.60 $12.35 $16.25
Annual Wage (2) $16,760 $18,030 $19,970 $25,700 $33,800


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 145,900 5.73 $9.29 $19,310
Employment Services 124,100 3.79 $9.72 $20,220
Warehousing and Storage 47,410 6.70 $14.06 $29,240
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 26,430 3.61 $11.10 $23,080
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 24,560 5.07 $11.25 $23,390

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 6,800 24.07 $11.52 $23,970
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 5,380 7.87 $11.10 $23,100
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 2,460 7.32 $12.83 $26,680
Other Food Manufacturing 12,790 7.17 $12.71 $26,440
Warehousing and Storage 47,410 6.70 $14.06 $29,240

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) 680 0.03 $21.37 $44,450
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 590 0.12 $15.44 $32,120
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 5,810 1.79 $15.33 $31,890
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 100 0.10 $15.24 $31,710
Hardware Manufacturing 490 2.17 $15.00 $31,210


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 93,200 6.33 1.25 $10.80 $22,470
Illinois 47,600 8.34 1.65 $11.31 $23,520
Texas 37,580 3.44 0.68 $10.43 $21,690
Florida 36,480 4.89 0.97 $9.91 $20,620
Pennsylvania 33,870 6.03 1.19 $12.22 $25,420




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)
Illinois 47,600 8.34 1.65 $11.31 $23,520
Iowa 12,400 8.31 1.64 $10.47 $21,770
New Jersey 31,710 8.30 1.64 $10.47 $21,770
Kentucky 13,740 7.71 1.52 $10.32 $21,460
Wisconsin 19,030 7.04 1.39 $11.89 $24,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 7,420 4.54 0.90 $13.04 $27,130
Alaska 580 1.80 0.36 $12.68 $26,370
Wyoming 910 3.27 0.65 $12.57 $26,150
West Virginia 2,450 3.45 0.68 $12.53 $26,070
Pennsylvania 33,870 6.03 1.19 $12.22 $25,420





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 32,610 8.81 1.74 $11.00 $22,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 29,040 7.31 1.44 $10.33 $21,490
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 18,440 3.52 0.69 $10.81 $22,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 16,630 7.21 1.42 $10.47 $21,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,280 5.25 1.03 $10.29 $21,390
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 10,580 10.78 2.13 $10.76 $22,380
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 10,520 8.76 1.73 $11.81 $24,570
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 9,930 6.84 1.35 $10.42 $21,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 9,090 4.94 0.97 $11.90 $24,760
Columbus, OH 7,580 8.06 1.59 $11.04 $22,950