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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend paper goods machines that perform a variety of functions, such as converting, sawing, corrugating, banding, wrapping, boxing, stitching, forming, or sealing paper or paperboard sheets into products.


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)
100,290 2.2 % $19.70 $40,980 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.02 $14.68 $18.85 $23.78 $29.53
Annual Wage (2) $25,000 $30,530 $39,210 $49,460 $61,430


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)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 62,070 22.86 $18.69 $38,870
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 23,460 25.36 $24.79 $51,560
Printing and Related Support Activities 4,640 1.08 $17.03 $35,430
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,360 0.26 $15.26 $31,750
Plastics Product Manufacturing 580 0.10 $14.89 $30,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 23,460 25.36 $24.79 $51,560
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 62,070 22.86 $18.69 $38,870
Printing and Related Support Activities 4,640 1.08 $17.03 $35,430
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,360 0.26 $15.26 $31,750
Plastics Product Manufacturing 580 0.10 $14.89 $30,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 23,460 25.36 $24.79 $51,560
Dairy Product Manufacturing 120 0.08 $19.14 $39,820
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 62,070 22.86 $18.69 $38,870
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 130 0.04 $17.68 $36,780
Printing and Related Support Activities 4,640 1.08 $17.03 $35,430


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)
Wisconsin 9,260 3.23 4.73 $21.35 $44,400
Pennsylvania 6,920 1.17 1.72 $19.64 $40,860
Texas 5,720 0.46 0.67 $16.52 $34,370
Georgia 5,630 1.26 1.84 $20.86 $43,400
Ohio 5,610 1.03 1.51 $19.11 $39,740




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)
Wisconsin 9,260 3.23 4.73 $21.35 $44,400
Arkansas 2,410 1.98 2.90 $19.79 $41,150
Alabama 3,230 1.64 2.40 $23.01 $47,850
South Carolina 3,300 1.57 2.29 $23.52 $48,910
Missouri 3,910 1.39 2.03 $20.52 $42,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 1,080 0.57 0.83 $27.30 $56,780
South Carolina 3,300 1.57 2.29 $23.52 $48,910
Oklahoma 1,140 0.71 1.04 $23.42 $48,710
Washington 2,110 0.64 0.93 $23.15 $48,150
Alabama 3,230 1.64 2.40 $23.01 $47,850





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-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,030 0.86 1.26 $18.15 $37,750
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,060 0.32 0.46 $17.53 $36,470
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,450 0.67 0.98 $15.83 $32,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,230 0.81 1.19 $17.60 $36,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,830 0.29 0.43 $19.91 $41,420
Green Bay, WI 1,770 10.14 14.85 $20.30 $42,220
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 1,680 6.46 9.45 $21.63 $44,990
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1,440 15.16 22.20 $22.43 $46,660
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,340 0.47 0.68 $19.80 $41,190
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,310 1.21 1.77 $19.38 $40,320




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1,440 15.16 22.20 $22.43 $46,660
Pine Bluff, AR 350 11.61 17.01 $22.29 $46,370
Green Bay, WI 1,770 10.14 14.85 $20.30 $42,220
Wausau, WI 640 8.94 13.10 $24.97 $51,940
Owensboro, KY 460 8.93 13.08 $26.71 $55,570
Longview, WA 340 8.93 13.08 $27.39 $56,970
Walla Walla, WA 210 7.97 11.68 $26.05 $54,190
Gettysburg, PA 240 7.30 10.69 $19.27 $40,080
Glens Falls, NY 350 6.67 9.77 $23.27 $48,390
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 1,680 6.46 9.45 $21.63 $44,990