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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Machine Feeders and Offbearers
Industry profile for Machine Feeders and Offbearers
Geographic profile for Machine Feeders and Offbearers

National estimates for Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
60,880 2.4 % $ 17.63 $ 36,660 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.73 $ 14.38 $ 17.79 $ 18.97 $ 23.24
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,480 $ 29,920 $ 37,010 $ 39,460 $ 48,350


Industry profile for Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 17,660 1.07 $ 19.34 $ 40,220
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 4,190 0.80 $ 14.92 $ 31,040
Employment Services 3,430 0.10 $ 13.96 $ 29,030
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 3,010 1.15 $ 19.79 $ 41,150
Printing and Related Support Activities 2,830 0.77 $ 16.65 $ 34,640

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 2,580 3.18 $ 17.62 $ 36,660
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,450 2.78 $ 17.00 $ 35,360
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 40 1.46 $ 15.62 $ 32,480
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 3,010 1.15 $ 19.79 $ 41,150
Warehousing and Storage 17,660 1.07 $ 19.34 $ 40,220

Top paying industries for Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $ 26.91 $ 55,980
Grain and Oilseed Milling 210 0.33 $ 26.03 $ 54,150
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 220 0.28 $ 23.82 $ 49,550
Beverage Manufacturing 60 0.02 $ 23.77 $ 49,450
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 530 0.60 $ 22.86 $ 47,550


Geographic profile for Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

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



Map of employment of machine feeders and offbearers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,520 0.45 1.05 $ 19.16 $ 39,840
Texas 6,620 0.54 1.25 $ 15.93 $ 33,130
Indiana 4,030 1.35 3.13 $ 18.00 $ 37,440
Florida 3,860 0.45 1.04 $ 17.57 $ 36,550
Pennsylvania 2,980 0.53 1.24 $ 18.45 $ 38,370


Map of location quotient of machine feeders and offbearers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 2,660 1.46 3.37 $ 18.40 $ 38,270
Indiana 4,030 1.35 3.13 $ 18.00 $ 37,440
Kentucky 2,090 1.14 2.63 $ 15.62 $ 32,490
South Dakota 470 1.11 2.56 $ 16.92 $ 35,190
Alabama 1,890 0.98 2.27 $ 15.84 $ 32,950


Map of annual mean wages of machine feeders and offbearers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 760 0.28 0.64 $ 20.49 $ 42,620
Iowa 540 0.36 0.84 $ 20.30 $ 42,220
Illinois 2,070 0.37 0.85 $ 20.03 $ 41,670
Kansas 510 0.38 0.89 $ 19.98 $ 41,560
Ohio 2,120 0.41 0.94 $ 19.82 $ 41,230



Map of employment of machine feeders and offbearers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,950 1.93 4.46 $ 19.29 $ 40,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,660 0.74 1.72 $ 17.08 $ 35,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,870 0.72 1.67 $ 18.12 $ 37,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,670 0.29 0.68 $ 18.17 $ 37,790
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,490 1.48 3.43 $ 18.40 $ 38,280
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,180 0.14 0.32 $ 17.61 $ 36,640
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 1,130 4.73 10.94 $ 17.55 $ 36,500
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1,110 3.19 7.38 $ 18.69 $ 38,880
Columbus, OH 880 0.86 1.98 $ 21.02 $ 43,720
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 850 0.33 0.76 $ 18.46 $ 38,390


Map of location quotient of machine feeders and offbearers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 1,130 4.73 10.94 $ 17.55 $ 36,500
Albany, OR 170 3.73 8.63 $ 16.14 $ 33,560
Harrisonburg, VA 230 3.67 8.49 $ 14.79 $ 30,770
Longview, WA 140 3.67 8.49 $ 19.08 $ 39,690
Medford, OR 300 3.48 8.05 $ 20.01 $ 41,610
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1,110 3.19 7.38 $ 18.69 $ 38,880
Eugene, OR 410 2.78 6.43 $ 18.17 $ 37,800
Tyler, TX 280 2.77 6.42 $ 13.23 $ 27,510
Gainesville, GA 210 2.36 5.46 $ 15.29 $ 31,810
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 140 2.34 5.42 $ 20.87 $ 43,410


Map of annual mean wages of machine feeders and offbearers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cedar Rapids, IA 80 0.58 1.34 $ 29.14 $ 60,610
Lincoln, NE 50 0.31 0.71 $ 23.35 $ 48,580
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 120 1.34 3.11 $ 22.87 $ 47,560
Duluth, MN-WI 60 0.49 1.13 $ 22.34 $ 46,460
Kansas City, MO-KS 230 0.23 0.53 $ 22.19 $ 46,140
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 440 0.19 0.45 $ 21.73 $ 45,200
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 120 0.40 0.92 $ 21.50 $ 44,720
St. Louis, MO-IL 140 0.11 0.25 $ 21.42 $ 44,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 450 0.25 0.57 $ 21.17 $ 44,030
Columbus, OH 880 0.86 1.98 $ 21.02 $ 43,720

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 560 3.68 8.52 $ 19.91 $ 41,410
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 510 4.66 10.78 $ 20.30 $ 42,230
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 450 1.71 3.95 $ 15.84 $ 32,960
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 390 2.69 6.21 $ 18.08 $ 37,610
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 380 5.89 13.63 $ 16.89 $ 35,130

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 380 5.89 13.63 $ 16.89 $ 35,130
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 350 4.96 11.47 $ 20.46 $ 42,560
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 510 4.66 10.78 $ 20.30 $ 42,230
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 260 4.22 9.76 $ 16.36 $ 34,040
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 3.91 9.05 $ 14.81 $ 30,810

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 170 0.81 1.86 $ 21.05 $ 43,780
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 310 3.12 7.22 $ 20.86 $ 43,390
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 350 4.96 11.47 $ 20.46 $ 42,560
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 510 4.66 10.78 $ 20.30 $ 42,230
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 0.81 $ 20.29 $ 42,200


About May 2021 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.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022