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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
66,380 3.0 % $15.24 $31,710 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.32 $11.73 $14.21 $18.11 $22.53
Annual Wage (2) $21,470 $24,400 $29,560 $37,670 $46,870


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 9,060 0.79 $15.98 $33,250
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 6,690 1.29 $13.45 $27,970
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,420 1.25 $14.33 $29,810
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 4,090 1.51 $16.18 $33,650
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 3,250 1.41 $13.60 $28,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 210 6.02 $16.02 $33,310
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,190 3.99 $16.36 $34,020
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,810 1.97 $15.45 $32,130
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 4,090 1.51 $16.18 $33,650
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 2,010 1.44 $13.60 $28,280

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 890 0.96 $21.87 $45,480
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 100 0.11 $20.68 $43,010
Grain and Oilseed Milling 380 0.64 $20.00 $41,600
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $19.69 $40,960
Household Appliance Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.83 $39,170


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 7,980 0.47 1.02 $14.70 $30,580
Texas 5,190 0.43 0.93 $14.22 $29,580
Indiana 4,260 1.40 3.05 $14.06 $29,250
Oregon 3,010 1.60 3.48 $15.30 $31,830
Georgia 3,000 0.68 1.49 $15.34 $31,900




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)
Arkansas 2,130 1.76 3.84 $13.74 $28,580
Oregon 3,010 1.60 3.48 $15.30 $31,830
Kentucky 2,690 1.42 3.10 $14.81 $30,800
Indiana 4,260 1.40 3.05 $14.06 $29,250
Nebraska 780 0.80 1.74 $18.74 $38,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 670 0.35 0.76 $20.43 $42,500
Hawaii 110 0.17 0.37 $20.22 $42,060
Michigan 670 0.15 0.34 $18.79 $39,090
Nebraska 780 0.80 1.74 $18.74 $38,980
Illinois 1,850 0.31 0.67 $18.67 $38,840





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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,730 1.83 3.99 $15.02 $31,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,930 0.31 0.69 $13.95 $29,010
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,930 0.41 0.90 $18.17 $37,790
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,360 0.14 0.31 $15.44 $32,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,330 0.50 1.08 $15.80 $32,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,150 0.32 0.70 $14.08 $29,290
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,130 0.40 0.87 $14.87 $30,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,080 0.36 0.79 $14.60 $30,370
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,040 0.97 2.11 $15.33 $31,880
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 910 1.39 3.03 $14.68 $30,530




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)
Yakima, WA 400 4.25 9.28 $16.26 $33,810
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 180 3.65 7.96 $12.17 $25,320
Cleveland, TN 160 3.38 7.37 $14.07 $29,270
Medford, OR 270 3.11 6.78 $17.22 $35,810
Eugene, OR 420 2.65 5.77 $15.36 $31,940
Florence, SC 210 2.45 5.33 $11.23 $23,360
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 600 2.44 5.32 $12.61 $26,230
Longview, WA 90 2.40 5.24 $19.52 $40,590
Dalton, GA 150 2.36 5.14 $13.15 $27,350
Salem, OR 390 2.32 5.05 $12.93 $26,900