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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-5113 Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Bind books and other publications or finish printed products by hand or machine. May set up binding and finishing machines.


National estimates for Print Binding and Finishing Workers
Industry profile for Print Binding and Finishing Workers
Geographic profile for Print Binding and Finishing Workers

National estimates for Print Binding and Finishing Workers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
42,450 3.0 % $ 17.51 $ 36,430 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.53 $ 13.52 $ 16.47 $ 20.81 $ 25.07
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,980 $ 28,110 $ 34,260 $ 43,280 $ 52,150


Industry profile for Print Binding and Finishing Workers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Print Binding and Finishing Workers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Print Binding and Finishing Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Printing and Related Support Activities 34,550 8.82 $ 17.50 $ 36,400
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,680 0.61 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,120 0.25 $ 16.51 $ 34,340
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 400 0.15 $ 16.49 $ 34,290
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 310 0.06 $ 18.88 $ 39,260

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Printing and Related Support Activities 34,550 8.82 $ 17.50 $ 36,400
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,680 0.61 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,120 0.25 $ 16.51 $ 34,340
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 400 0.15 $ 16.49 $ 34,290
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 310 0.06 $ 18.88 $ 39,260

Top paying industries for Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 280 0.01 $ 41.40 $ 86,110
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 50 (7) $ 26.40 $ 54,910
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 100 (7) $ 23.05 $ 47,950
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 50 (7) $ 20.19 $ 42,000
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 310 0.06 $ 18.88 $ 39,260


Geographic profile for Print Binding and Finishing Workers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Print Binding and Finishing Workers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Print Binding and Finishing Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,950 0.24 0.79 $ 18.70 $ 38,890
Illinois 3,630 0.65 2.11 $ 18.39 $ 38,260
Texas 3,000 0.25 0.81 $ 15.82 $ 32,900
Wisconsin 2,600 0.96 3.15 $ 17.26 $ 35,910
Ohio 2,280 0.44 1.45 $ 16.26 $ 33,820




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 2,600 0.96 3.15 $ 17.26 $ 35,910
Minnesota 1,950 0.72 2.36 $ 19.69 $ 40,960
Illinois 3,630 0.65 2.11 $ 18.39 $ 38,260
Kentucky 1,080 0.61 1.99 $ 17.01 $ 35,380
Kansas 760 0.57 1.86 $ 14.96 $ 31,120




Top paying states for Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 130 0.12 0.39 $ 22.16 $ 46,090
Washington 510 0.16 0.53 $ 21.27 $ 44,240
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $ 20.39 $ 42,420
Delaware 50 0.12 0.39 $ 19.88 $ 41,360
Minnesota 1,950 0.72 2.36 $ 19.69 $ 40,960





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,820 0.65 2.12 $ 19.06 $ 39,640
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,020 0.23 0.75 $ 18.50 $ 38,470
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,670 0.47 1.53 $ 16.28 $ 33,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,440 0.25 0.81 $ 19.13 $ 39,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,220 0.66 2.17 $ 20.39 $ 42,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 890 0.34 1.10 $ 16.54 $ 34,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 870 0.29 0.95 $ 22.86 $ 47,550
St. Louis, MO-IL 870 0.67 2.19 $ 17.48 $ 36,360
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 840 1.05 3.44 $ 17.15 $ 35,660
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 710 0.69 2.26 $ 16.83 $ 35,010




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 270 2.93 9.62 $ 16.95 $ 35,250
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 200 2.05 6.72 $ 16.71 $ 34,760
Green Bay, WI 310 1.91 6.25 $ 16.20 $ 33,690
Dalton, GA 110 1.89 6.19 $ 14.60 $ 30,370
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 80 1.41 4.63 $ 14.85 $ 30,890
St. Cloud, MN 120 1.17 3.84 $ 18.51 $ 38,510
Grand Junction, CO 70 1.17 3.83 $ 12.69 $ 26,400
Lynchburg, VA 110 1.11 3.63 $ 16.63 $ 34,590
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 840 1.05 3.44 $ 17.15 $ 35,660
Akron, OH 310 1.01 3.30 $ 16.94 $ 35,220




Top paying metropolitan areas for Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 40 0.29 0.96 $ 35.77 $ 74,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 870 0.29 0.95 $ 22.86 $ 47,550
Spartanburg, SC 140 0.89 2.92 $ 22.50 $ 46,800
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 370 0.19 0.61 $ 22.18 $ 46,130
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 220 0.15 0.50 $ 21.35 $ 44,400
Trenton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $ 21.25 $ 44,200
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $ 20.88 $ 43,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,220 0.66 2.17 $ 20.39 $ 42,420
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 120 0.27 0.90 $ 20.16 $ 41,930
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 40 0.40 1.31 $ 19.87 $ 41,330

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 360 2.15 7.04 $ 17.76 $ 36,940
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 310 1.55 5.07 $ 17.17 $ 35,720
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 1.06 3.49 $ 16.86 $ 35,080
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.52 1.71 $ 14.16 $ 29,440
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.64 2.10 $ 15.16 $ 31,530

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 360 2.15 7.04 $ 17.76 $ 36,940
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 310 1.55 5.07 $ 17.17 $ 35,720
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 1.06 3.49 $ 16.86 $ 35,080
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 150 0.85 2.77 $ 18.78 $ 39,060
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.64 2.10 $ 15.16 $ 31,530

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.62 2.03 $ 20.59 $ 42,830
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 19.29 $ 40,130
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 150 0.85 2.77 $ 18.78 $ 39,060
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 360 2.15 7.04 $ 17.76 $ 36,940
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.02 $ 17.52 $ 36,430


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021