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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
64,240 3.9 % $ 16.57 $ 34,470 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.55 $ 13.39 $ 15.87 $ 19.20 $ 23.35
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,020 $ 27,860 $ 33,000 $ 39,930 $ 48,570


Industry profile for Machine Feeders and Offbearers: Top

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 14,060 0.99 $ 17.54 $ 36,470
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 4,270 0.80 $ 14.55 $ 30,250
Printing and Related Support Activities 4,150 1.06 $ 15.63 $ 32,510
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 3,110 1.18 $ 17.58 $ 36,560
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,000 3.74 $ 17.03 $ 35,420

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 3,000 3.74 $ 17.03 $ 35,420
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,420 2.72 $ 16.50 $ 34,320
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 910 1.24 $ 18.13 $ 37,710
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,620 1.23 $ 14.48 $ 30,120
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 2,790 1.22 $ 14.63 $ 30,430

Top paying industries for Machine Feeders and Offbearers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 610 0.28 $ 28.96 $ 60,230
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 60 0.07 $ 21.45 $ 44,620
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 590 0.64 $ 20.90 $ 43,480
Grain and Oilseed Milling 370 0.60 $ 20.74 $ 43,140
Rubber Product Manufacturing 230 0.19 $ 20.35 $ 42,330


Geographic profile for Machine Feeders and Offbearers: Top

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.





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 8,180 0.50 1.08 $ 17.26 $ 35,910
Pennsylvania 5,840 1.06 2.29 $ 16.80 $ 34,940
Texas 5,570 0.46 1.00 $ 15.45 $ 32,140
Indiana 3,540 1.21 2.63 $ 16.51 $ 34,330
Georgia 3,510 0.81 1.76 $ 17.21 $ 35,800




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 2,850 1.58 3.42 $ 17.93 $ 37,290
Arkansas 1,450 1.23 2.67 $ 14.36 $ 29,870
Indiana 3,540 1.21 2.63 $ 16.51 $ 34,330
Alabama 2,090 1.10 2.38 $ 15.76 $ 32,780
Pennsylvania 5,840 1.06 2.29 $ 16.80 $ 34,940




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)
Illinois 1,290 0.23 0.50 $ 21.52 $ 44,760
Iowa 540 0.37 0.80 $ 20.64 $ 42,930
Idaho 50 0.06 0.14 $ 20.47 $ 42,570
Vermont 40 0.15 0.33 $ 20.19 $ 42,000
Kansas (8) (8) (8) $ 19.30 $ 40,150





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,930 0.50 1.09 $ 16.55 $ 34,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,580 0.98 2.12 $ 17.07 $ 35,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,260 1.52 3.28 $ 16.55 $ 34,430
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,750 0.49 1.06 $ 16.68 $ 34,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,390 0.47 1.01 $ 14.82 $ 30,820
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,170 0.45 0.98 $ 16.01 $ 33,300
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,160 0.13 0.28 $ 16.48 $ 34,280
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,130 0.26 0.56 $ 21.71 $ 45,160
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,080 1.06 2.29 (8) (8)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 700 0.26 0.56 $ 17.14 $ 35,650




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)
Morristown, TN 200 4.64 10.04 $ 18.20 $ 37,860
Longview, WA 150 4.13 8.95 $ 19.18 $ 39,890
Eugene, OR 490 3.29 7.13 $ 17.36 $ 36,110
Medford, OR 270 3.19 6.91 $ 19.30 $ 40,140
Albany, OR 120 2.89 6.25 $ 16.19 $ 33,680
Jackson, TN 160 2.46 5.32 $ 17.45 $ 36,290
Fort Smith, AR-OK 250 2.43 5.26 $ 14.39 $ 29,940
Tuscaloosa, AL 220 2.23 4.83 $ 16.53 $ 34,380
Fort Wayne, IN 420 2.04 4.42 $ 15.43 $ 32,090
Florence, SC 170 2.02 4.37 $ 13.54 $ 28,160




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 1.25 $ 28.31 $ 58,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 420 0.18 0.39 $ 22.85 $ 47,520
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,130 0.26 0.56 $ 21.71 $ 45,160
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 1.35 2.92 $ 21.66 $ 45,060
St. Cloud, MN 70 0.68 1.47 $ 20.85 $ 43,360
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $ 20.59 $ 42,840
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $ 20.20 $ 42,020
Utica-Rome, NY 140 1.20 2.59 $ 20.08 $ 41,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 20.01 $ 41,630
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 200 0.10 0.22 $ 20.00 $ 41,600

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 760 5.02 10.87 $ 18.35 $ 38,170
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 590 5.55 12.02 $ 20.02 $ 41,650
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 480 1.80 3.90 $ 15.32 $ 31,850
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 440 3.06 6.63 $ 16.44 $ 34,190
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 390 1.04 2.25 $ 21.06 $ 43,810

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 5.90 12.77 $ 16.04 $ 33,370
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 590 5.55 12.02 $ 20.02 $ 41,650
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 760 5.02 10.87 $ 18.35 $ 38,170
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 310 4.51 9.76 $ 19.89 $ 41,370
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 250 4.32 9.36 $ 16.32 $ 33,950

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 240 1.12 2.43 $ 21.68 $ 45,100
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 270 2.73 5.92 $ 21.57 $ 44,860
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 390 1.04 2.25 $ 21.06 $ 43,810
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 200 1.73 3.74 $ 20.78 $ 43,230
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 0.72 $ 20.45 $ 42,530


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.

(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