Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
93,100 2.2 % $18.54 $38,570 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.67 $13.58 $17.79 $22.85 $28.23
Annual Wage (2) $22,200 $28,240 $36,990 $47,520 $58,720


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 59,020 21.88 $17.66 $36,740
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 21,030 21.00 $22.91 $47,650
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,630 1.25 $16.88 $35,100
Employment Services 2,070 0.06 $12.07 $25,100
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 960 0.19 $13.43 $27,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 59,020 21.88 $17.66 $36,740
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 21,030 21.00 $22.91 $47,650
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,630 1.25 $16.88 $35,100
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 680 0.57 $17.18 $35,730
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 790 0.21 $16.21 $33,720

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 21,030 21.00 $22.91 $47,650
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing (8) (8) $17.91 $37,260
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 140 0.02 $17.72 $36,860
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 59,020 21.88 $17.66 $36,740
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 680 0.57 $17.18 $35,730


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 8,660 3.09 4.66 $19.56 $40,680
Pennsylvania 6,600 1.15 1.73 $19.14 $39,820
California 5,920 0.37 0.56 $18.63 $38,750
Texas 5,510 0.47 0.71 $16.22 $33,730
North Carolina 4,910 1.16 1.75 $16.55 $34,420




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 8,660 3.09 4.66 $19.56 $40,680
South Carolina 3,940 1.99 3.00 $24.70 $51,380
Arkansas 1,620 1.36 2.06 $21.16 $44,010
Kentucky 2,350 1.26 1.89 $17.80 $37,020
Alabama 2,360 1.23 1.86 $18.79 $39,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 3,940 1.99 3.00 $24.70 $51,380
Delaware 160 0.37 0.55 $24.53 $51,010
New Hampshire 200 0.30 0.46 $23.23 $48,320
Washington 1,730 0.56 0.85 $22.97 $47,770
Oklahoma 1,690 1.07 1.61 $21.75 $45,240





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,500 0.38 0.57 $14.83 $30,850
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,200 0.60 0.91 $17.25 $35,880
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 2,000 21.72 32.75 $21.59 $44,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,840 0.76 1.14 $15.72 $32,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.37 0.56 $18.57 $38,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,510 0.59 0.89 $16.20 $33,700
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 1,460 5.69 8.58 $22.16 $46,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,380 0.72 1.09 $17.57 $36,550
Green Bay, WI 1,320 7.74 11.67 $19.24 $40,030
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,230 1.06 1.60 $19.12 $39,770




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 2,000 21.72 32.75 $21.59 $44,910
Sheboygan, WI 590 10.09 15.21 $16.57 $34,470
Longview, WA 350 9.71 14.64 $26.23 $54,560
Altoona, PA 500 8.54 12.87 $18.25 $37,960
Gettysburg, PA 250 7.83 11.80 $19.66 $40,900
Green Bay, WI 1,320 7.74 11.67 $19.24 $40,030
Glens Falls, NY 330 6.50 9.80 $21.28 $44,260
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 1,460 5.69 8.58 $22.16 $46,090
Appleton, WI 700 5.67 8.54 $19.63 $40,830
Pine Bluff, AR 170 5.66 8.54 $25.20 $52,410