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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
97,960 2.1 % $19.38 $40,320 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.45 $14.19 $18.62 $23.66 $29.23
Annual Wage (2) $23,820 $29,510 $38,730 $49,200 $60,790


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 61,260 22.69 $18.35 $38,180
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 22,850 24.78 $24.41 $50,770
Printing and Related Support Activities 4,840 1.11 $17.10 $35,570
Employment Services 2,650 0.07 $13.63 $28,340
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,700 0.33 $14.26 $29,650

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 22,850 24.78 $24.41 $50,770
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 61,260 22.69 $18.35 $38,180
Printing and Related Support Activities 4,840 1.11 $17.10 $35,570
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,700 0.33 $14.26 $29,650
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 970 0.17 $17.45 $36,300

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 22,850 24.78 $24.41 $50,770
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing (8) (8) $19.41 $40,380
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 61,260 22.69 $18.35 $38,180
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 970 0.17 $17.45 $36,300
Other Food Manufacturing 110 0.05 $17.17 $35,710


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 9,940 3.49 5.16 $21.25 $44,200
Pennsylvania 6,040 1.03 1.53 $19.89 $41,370
California 5,950 0.35 0.52 $17.61 $36,630
Georgia 5,670 1.29 1.91 $20.75 $43,160
Ohio 4,980 0.92 1.36 $19.10 $39,730




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 9,940 3.49 5.16 $21.25 $44,200
South Carolina 3,930 1.91 2.81 $24.16 $50,250
Arkansas 2,130 1.76 2.61 $18.61 $38,710
Alabama 3,430 1.76 2.61 $21.32 $44,340
Vermont 420 1.38 2.03 $18.78 $39,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 1,150 0.61 0.90 $25.48 $52,990
South Carolina 3,930 1.91 2.81 $24.16 $50,250
Oklahoma 1,290 0.81 1.19 $24.08 $50,090
Washington 2,080 0.64 0.94 $23.29 $48,450
Louisiana 500 0.26 0.38 $21.40 $44,520





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,410 0.36 0.53 $16.04 $33,360
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,230 0.70 1.03 $17.81 $37,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,260 0.37 0.55 $18.53 $38,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,160 0.80 1.19 $17.59 $36,600
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,940 0.54 0.80 $15.48 $32,190
Green Bay, WI 1,900 10.93 16.15 $20.27 $42,160
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1,760 18.90 27.92 $21.69 $45,110
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 1,750 6.74 9.96 $20.71 $43,070
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,450 0.51 0.75 $18.96 $39,430
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,280 1.05 1.55 $16.60 $34,520




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 1,760 18.90 27.92 $21.69 $45,110
Longview, WA 430 11.46 16.93 $25.74 $53,530
Green Bay, WI 1,900 10.93 16.15 $20.27 $42,160
Owensboro, KY 550 10.45 15.45 $27.25 $56,680
Altoona, PA 510 8.82 13.03 $19.21 $39,950
Gettysburg, PA 280 8.50 12.56 $20.14 $41,890
Walla Walla, WA 200 8.07 11.92 $25.93 $53,940
Wausau, WI 570 8.02 11.86 $25.11 $52,240
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 1,750 6.74 9.96 $20.71 $43,070
Pine Bluff, AR 200 6.69 9.88 $21.83 $45,400