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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-5113 Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Bind books and other publications or finish printed products by hand or machine. May set up binding and finishing machines.


National estimates for Print Binding and Finishing Workers
Industry profile for Print Binding and Finishing Workers
Geographic profile for Print Binding and Finishing Workers

National estimates for Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
40,810 4.0 % $ 17.82 $ 37,060 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.46 $ 14.23 $ 17.59 $ 22.03 $ 23.34
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,840 $ 29,610 $ 36,590 $ 45,820 $ 48,550


Industry profile for Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Print Binding and Finishing Workers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Print Binding and Finishing Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Printing and Related Support Activities 32,750 8.90 $ 18.16 $ 37,780
Employment Services 3,130 0.09 $ 12.61 $ 26,220
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 760 0.17 $ 16.71 $ 34,760
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 450 0.17 $ 18.54 $ 38,570
Business Support Services 350 0.04 $ 16.60 $ 34,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Printing and Related Support Activities 32,750 8.90 $ 18.16 $ 37,780
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 450 0.17 $ 18.54 $ 38,570
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 760 0.17 $ 16.71 $ 34,760
Employment Services 3,130 0.09 $ 12.61 $ 26,220
Business Support Services 350 0.04 $ 16.60 $ 34,520

Top paying industries for Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 280 0.01 $ 41.95 $ 87,260
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 30 (7) $ 27.60 $ 57,410
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 70 (7) $ 25.28 $ 52,580
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $ 22.13 $ 46,030
Insurance Carriers 100 0.01 $ 20.93 $ 43,520


Geographic profile for Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Print Binding and Finishing Workers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Print Binding and Finishing Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of print binding and finishing workers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 4,280 0.35 1.21 $ 14.31 $ 29,760
Wisconsin 3,780 1.37 4.74 $ 17.93 $ 37,300
California 2,680 0.16 0.56 $ 18.86 $ 39,230
Illinois 2,460 0.44 1.51 $ 18.67 $ 38,840
Pennsylvania 1,910 0.34 1.18 $ 18.47 $ 38,420


Map of location quotient of print binding and finishing workers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 3,780 1.37 4.74 $ 17.93 $ 37,300
Minnesota 1,620 0.59 2.05 $ 20.58 $ 42,810
Tennessee 1,710 0.57 1.98 $ 16.40 $ 34,120
Kentucky 900 0.49 1.69 $ 17.58 $ 36,570
Vermont 130 0.45 1.56 $ 20.83 $ 43,320


Map of annual mean wages of print binding and finishing workers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 110 0.10 0.33 $ 23.25 $ 48,350
Delaware 50 0.12 0.42 $ 21.80 $ 45,340
Washington 630 0.20 0.68 $ 20.87 $ 43,400
Vermont 130 0.45 1.56 $ 20.83 $ 43,320
Minnesota 1,620 0.59 2.05 $ 20.58 $ 42,810



Map of employment of print binding and finishing workers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,720 0.76 2.61 $ 14.40 $ 29,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,890 0.45 1.54 $ 19.04 $ 39,610
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,700 2.17 7.48 $ 18.10 $ 37,640
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,300 0.15 0.52 $ 20.60 $ 42,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,240 0.22 0.75 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,160 0.64 2.20 $ 21.14 $ 43,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 980 0.38 1.31 $ 18.88 $ 39,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 940 0.32 1.11 $ 24.04 $ 50,000
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 740 0.75 2.60 $ 16.32 $ 33,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 640 0.22 0.76 $ 14.72 $ 30,620


Map of location quotient of print binding and finishing workers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Harrisonburg, VA 270 4.38 15.14 $ 14.13 $ 29,390
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 280 3.11 10.72 $ 18.36 $ 38,180
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,700 2.17 7.48 $ 18.10 $ 37,640
Green Bay, WI 350 2.10 7.24 $ 17.84 $ 37,100
Dalton, GA 120 1.98 6.83 $ 16.79 $ 34,930
Ames, IA 80 1.82 6.29 $ 15.64 $ 32,540
Appleton, WI 210 1.75 6.05 $ 17.72 $ 36,860
Lancaster, PA 350 1.49 5.15 $ 18.77 $ 39,040
Clarksville, TN-KY 110 1.20 4.15 $ 18.17 $ 37,790
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 110 1.08 3.73 $ 17.04 $ 35,450


Map of annual mean wages of print binding and finishing workers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 50 0.33 1.12 $ 33.10 $ 68,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 940 0.32 1.11 $ 24.04 $ 50,000
Spartanburg, SC 100 0.62 2.15 $ 22.53 $ 46,850
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 180 0.18 0.63 $ 21.56 $ 44,850
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.20 0.70 $ 21.41 $ 44,530
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 510 0.27 0.92 $ 21.33 $ 44,370
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.08 0.28 $ 21.25 $ 44,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,160 0.64 2.20 $ 21.14 $ 43,980
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 80 0.20 0.69 $ 20.97 $ 43,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 350 0.16 0.54 $ 20.80 $ 43,270

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 300 1.52 5.25 $ 17.51 $ 36,430
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.33 4.57 $ 16.94 $ 35,230
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 1.04 3.58 $ 17.20 $ 35,770
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.49 1.69 $ 14.48 $ 30,110
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 120 0.38 1.30 $ 15.85 $ 32,980

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 300 1.52 5.25 $ 17.51 $ 36,430
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.33 4.57 $ 16.94 $ 35,230
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 1.04 3.58 $ 17.20 $ 35,770
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 110 0.73 2.52 $ 17.46 $ 36,320
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 0.60 2.09 $ 16.16 $ 33,610

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Print Binding and Finishing Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 1.91 $ 19.41 $ 40,380
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 1.32 $ 18.95 $ 39,410
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 1.42 $ 18.95 $ 39,410
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 1.35 $ 18.74 $ 38,970
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 1.54 $ 18.25 $ 37,970


About May 2021 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022