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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand

Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.


National estimates for Packers and Packagers, Hand
Industry profile for Packers and Packagers, Hand
Geographic profile for Packers and Packagers, Hand

National estimates for Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
599,270 1.6 % $ 14.07 $ 29,270 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.92 $ 11.62 $ 13.49 $ 15.83 $ 19.03
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,630 $ 24,180 $ 28,050 $ 32,920 $ 39,580


Industry profile for Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Packers and Packagers, Hand are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Packers and Packagers, Hand, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 115,880 3.62 $ 13.32 $ 27,710
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 110,970 3.82 $ 12.03 $ 25,030
Warehousing and Storage 77,280 5.45 $ 16.05 $ 33,370
Plastics Product Manufacturing 23,370 4.16 $ 14.06 $ 29,240
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 23,090 4.34 $ 14.14 $ 29,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Activities for Transportation 7,850 24.86 $ 15.35 $ 31,930
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 3,060 10.21 $ 13.29 $ 27,640
Apparel Knitting Mills 550 6.49 $ 12.10 $ 25,170
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 4,190 5.73 $ 14.45 $ 30,050
Warehousing and Storage 77,280 5.45 $ 16.05 $ 33,370

Top paying industries for Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 370 0.02 $ 24.76 $ 51,500
Household Appliance Manufacturing 250 0.42 $ 18.46 $ 38,400
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 130 0.10 $ 18.30 $ 38,050
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 30 0.02 $ 18.13 $ 37,710
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 190 0.23 $ 18.08 $ 37,610


Geographic profile for Packers and Packagers, Hand:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Packers and Packagers, Hand are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Packers and Packagers, Hand, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Packers and Packagers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 82,230 5.00 1.16 $ 15.16 $ 31,530
New Jersey 57,170 15.11 3.51 $ 15.59 $ 32,430
Illinois 38,130 6.78 1.57 $ 14.84 $ 30,860
Florida 33,010 3.91 0.91 $ 12.20 $ 25,370
Texas 31,470 2.60 0.60 $ 12.32 $ 25,620




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Packers and Packagers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 57,170 15.11 3.51 $ 15.59 $ 32,430
Delaware 3,170 7.43 1.72 $ 13.46 $ 27,990
Illinois 38,130 6.78 1.57 $ 14.84 $ 30,860
New Hampshire 4,170 6.73 1.56 $ 12.30 $ 25,590
Tennessee 19,500 6.71 1.56 $ 12.68 $ 26,360




Top paying states for Packers and Packagers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 620 2.09 0.49 $ 17.01 $ 35,390
Washington 13,940 4.36 1.01 $ 16.09 $ 33,470
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $ 15.84 $ 32,940
Michigan 14,100 3.59 0.83 $ 15.67 $ 32,600
New Jersey 57,170 15.11 3.51 $ 15.59 $ 32,430





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 46,090 5.22 1.21 $ 15.28 $ 31,780
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 33,170 7.60 1.76 $ 14.70 $ 30,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 27,550 4.73 1.10 $ 15.02 $ 31,240
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 19,220 7.13 1.65 $ 15.14 $ 31,490
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 14,530 5.59 1.30 $ 14.64 $ 30,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,280 5.42 1.26 $ 12.13 $ 25,230
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 13,230 5.28 1.22 $ 12.82 $ 26,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 12,850 8.62 2.00 $ 14.26 $ 29,660
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,460 3.19 0.74 $ 13.06 $ 27,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 8,410 3.99 0.93 $ 14.13 $ 29,390




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton, NJ 7,470 32.42 7.53 $ 17.29 $ 35,970
Yakima, WA 2,190 24.30 5.64 $ 14.92 $ 31,030
New Bedford, MA 1,340 22.49 5.22 $ 14.76 $ 30,700
Visalia-Porterville, CA 2,690 18.08 4.20 $ 15.08 $ 31,370
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 980 17.18 3.99 $ 13.17 $ 27,400
Enid, OK 370 16.24 3.77 $ 13.59 $ 28,260
Wenatchee, WA 690 15.37 3.57 $ 16.16 $ 33,610
Sheboygan, WI 850 14.70 3.41 $ 15.27 $ 31,760
Gainesville, GA 1,190 13.33 3.10 $ 11.46 $ 23,840
Goldsboro, NC 530 12.66 2.94 $ 11.21 $ 23,310