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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
63,280 3.0 % $15.87 $33,010 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.87 $12.53 $14.99 $18.56 $22.89
Annual Wage (2) $22,610 $26,060 $31,180 $38,600 $47,610


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)
Warehousing and Storage 10,360 0.85 $17.10 $35,570
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,320 1.01 $14.01 $29,140
Printing and Related Support Activities 4,540 1.06 $15.23 $31,680
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 3,960 1.46 $16.24 $33,770
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,130 3.81 $17.01 $35,380

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,130 3.81 $17.01 $35,380
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,170 2.38 $15.60 $32,450
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 3,960 1.46 $16.24 $33,770
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,110 1.43 $16.96 $35,290
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 3,050 1.31 $14.11 $29,350

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 750 0.81 $20.94 $43,550
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 60 0.07 $20.69 $43,040
Grain and Oilseed Milling 380 0.62 $19.73 $41,040
Rubber Product Manufacturing 200 0.14 $18.65 $38,800
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 30 (7) $18.61 $38,720


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)
California 7,350 0.42 0.98 $16.03 $33,340
Texas 5,550 0.45 1.04 $15.23 $31,690
Pennsylvania 4,610 0.78 1.81 $15.91 $33,080
Indiana 3,760 1.22 2.84 $14.84 $30,870
Oregon 3,250 1.70 3.96 $16.52 $34,370




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)
Oregon 3,250 1.70 3.96 $16.52 $34,370
Arkansas 1,930 1.58 3.67 $13.54 $28,170
Indiana 3,760 1.22 2.84 $14.84 $30,870
Alabama 1,660 0.84 1.96 $15.90 $33,070
Mississippi 890 0.79 1.82 $14.00 $29,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 650 0.66 1.54 $19.97 $41,530
Illinois 1,530 0.25 0.59 $19.19 $39,910
Kansas (8) (8) (8) $18.70 $38,900
Washington 1,590 0.48 1.11 $18.49 $38,460
Louisiana 690 0.36 0.83 $18.20 $37,850





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,400 0.39 0.89 $14.66 $30,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,970 1.28 2.98 $15.95 $33,180
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,430 0.39 0.91 $15.97 $33,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,380 0.50 1.17 $15.88 $33,040
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,220 0.26 0.60 $19.68 $40,940
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,060 0.11 0.25 $16.12 $33,530
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 890 0.32 0.74 $17.01 $35,380
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 860 0.81 1.89 $13.66 $28,410
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 860 2.34 5.43 $16.84 $35,020
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 790 0.92 2.14 $14.99 $31,180




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)
Medford, OR 370 4.32 10.03 $17.74 $36,900
Logan, UT-ID 230 4.00 9.29 $14.95 $31,090
Morristown, TN 180 3.99 9.25 $17.23 $35,840
Columbus, IN 200 3.90 9.05 $13.57 $28,230
Cleveland, TN 170 3.71 8.61 $14.47 $30,090
Fort Smith, AR-OK 380 3.59 8.33 $12.49 $25,980
Eugene, OR 450 2.88 6.69 $16.11 $33,500
Visalia-Porterville, CA 380 2.45 5.69 $16.81 $34,970
Florence, SC 210 2.39 5.55 $13.44 $27,950
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 860 2.34 5.43 $16.84 $35,020