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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand

Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.


National estimates for Packers and Packagers, Hand
Industry profile for Packers and Packagers, Hand
Geographic profile for Packers and Packagers, Hand

National estimates for Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
585,270 1.0 % $ 14.88 $ 30,950 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.07 $ 12.54 $ 14.39 $ 17.34 $ 18.38
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,030 $ 26,090 $ 29,940 $ 36,060 $ 38,220


Industry profile for Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Packers and Packagers, Hand are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Packers and Packagers, Hand, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 125,480 3.60 $ 13.91 $ 28,920
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 100,750 3.41 $ 12.44 $ 25,870
Warehousing and Storage 68,120 4.11 $ 17.21 $ 35,800
Plastics Product Manufacturing 23,200 3.97 $ 15.17 $ 31,550
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 19,560 3.76 $ 15.45 $ 32,130

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Activities for Transportation 4,840 14.64 $ 16.15 $ 33,580
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 2,410 8.05 $ 12.78 $ 26,570
Apparel Knitting Mills 600 7.70 $ 11.61 $ 24,150
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 4,530 6.04 $ 15.71 $ 32,690
Other Food Manufacturing 13,650 5.82 $ 15.43 $ 32,100

Top paying industries for Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (8) (8) $ 35.24 $ 73,290
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 350 0.02 $ 25.18 $ 52,380
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 170 0.11 $ 24.27 $ 50,470
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 50 0.05 $ 20.61 $ 42,880
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 250 0.05 $ 20.09 $ 41,790


Geographic profile for Packers and Packagers, Hand:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Packers and Packagers, Hand are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Packers and Packagers, Hand, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of packers and packagers, hand by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Packers and Packagers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 77,170 4.67 1.12 $ 16.40 $ 34,100
New Jersey 71,880 18.67 4.49 $ 16.55 $ 34,420
Texas 34,470 2.82 0.68 $ 12.70 $ 26,420
Illinois 33,280 5.92 1.43 $ 15.07 $ 31,340
Florida 31,950 3.71 0.89 $ 12.24 $ 25,450


Map of location quotient of packers and packagers, hand by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Packers and Packagers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 71,880 18.67 4.49 $ 16.55 $ 34,420
New Hampshire 4,440 6.98 1.68 $ 12.75 $ 26,510
Tennessee 19,760 6.62 1.59 $ 13.71 $ 28,510
Illinois 33,280 5.92 1.43 $ 15.07 $ 31,340
Indiana 15,280 5.12 1.23 $ 14.02 $ 29,160


Map of annual mean wages of packers and packagers, hand by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Packers and Packagers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 820 2.78 0.67 $ 17.80 $ 37,020
District of Columbia 260 0.40 0.10 $ 16.75 $ 34,830
New Jersey 71,880 18.67 4.49 $ 16.55 $ 34,420
California 77,170 4.67 1.12 $ 16.40 $ 34,100
Washington 14,580 4.55 1.10 $ 16.37 $ 34,040



Map of employment of packers and packagers, hand by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Packers and Packagers, Hand:

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 54,800 6.32 1.52 $ 16.45 $ 34,220
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 29,790 7.04 1.69 $ 15.21 $ 31,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 26,490 4.63 1.11 $ 16.11 $ 33,520
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 22,370 8.43 2.03 $ 16.38 $ 34,080
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 12,740 3.55 0.85 $ 13.10 $ 27,250
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 12,480 4.83 1.16 $ 15.37 $ 31,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 11,680 4.51 1.09 $ 13.62 $ 28,330
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 9,710 3.96 0.95 $ 12.35 $ 25,680
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 9,000 5.88 1.42 $ 15.84 $ 32,950
Trenton, NJ 7,880 34.66 8.34 $ 17.74 $ 36,900


Map of location quotient of packers and packagers, hand by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Packers and Packagers, Hand:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton, NJ 7,880 34.66 8.34 $ 17.74 $ 36,900
Yakima, WA 2,760 30.28 7.29 $ 14.60 $ 30,380
Wenatchee, WA 1,270 27.22 6.55 $ 14.93 $ 31,050
New Bedford, MA 1,250 20.18 4.86 $ 15.64 $ 32,520
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 7,300 12.07 2.91 $ 13.81 $ 28,730
Goldsboro, NC 460 11.70 2.82 $ 12.74 $ 26,500
Gettysburg, PA 360 11.25 2.71 $ 14.91 $ 31,010
Sheboygan, WI 590 10.19 2.45 $ 16.38 $ 34,070
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 550 9.79 2.36 $ 16.00 $ 33,280
Stockton-Lodi, CA 2,420 9.45 2.27 $ 15.83 $ 32,930