Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
94,620 2.0 % $19.12 $39,770 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.04 $13.81 $18.22 $23.50 $29.23
Annual Wage (2) $22,970 $28,730 $37,890 $48,880 $60,790


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 58,750 21.84 $18.15 $37,750
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 22,330 23.07 $23.79 $49,480
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,450 1.23 $16.94 $35,240
Employment Services 2,290 0.06 $12.58 $26,160
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,490 0.29 $13.94 $29,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 22,330 23.07 $23.79 $49,480
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 58,750 21.84 $18.15 $37,750
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,450 1.23 $16.94 $35,240
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,490 0.29 $13.94 $29,000
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 800 0.15 $18.27 $38,000

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 22,330 23.07 $23.79 $49,480
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) 110 0.07 $19.01 $39,530
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 800 0.15 $18.27 $38,000
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $18.21 $37,870
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 58,750 21.84 $18.15 $37,750


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 8,890 3.15 4.74 $20.62 $42,880
Pennsylvania 6,030 1.04 1.57 $19.70 $40,980
Georgia 5,610 1.30 1.96 $18.50 $38,490
California 5,600 0.34 0.51 $18.44 $38,350
North Carolina 4,900 1.14 1.72 $17.35 $36,080




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 8,890 3.15 4.74 $20.62 $42,880
South Carolina 3,870 1.92 2.90 $25.20 $52,420
Arkansas 1,810 1.51 2.27 $19.27 $40,090
Alabama 2,810 1.46 2.20 $21.69 $45,120
Kentucky 2,640 1.41 2.12 $20.01 $41,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 190 0.43 0.65 $25.42 $52,870
Oregon 1,080 0.59 0.89 $25.39 $52,820
South Carolina 3,870 1.92 2.90 $25.20 $52,420
West Virginia 60 0.08 0.12 $24.98 $51,950
Washington 1,770 0.56 0.84 $22.89 $47,620



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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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,500 0.68 1.03 $18.00 $37,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,160 0.83 1.24 $16.77 $34,870
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,080 0.31 0.47 $15.14 $31,490
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1,930 20.27 30.54 $21.58 $44,880
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 1,500 5.81 8.75 $22.60 $47,010
Green Bay, WI 1,470 8.52 12.84 $20.07 $41,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,440 0.75 1.12 $17.98 $37,400
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,320 1.57 2.36 $18.54 $38,550
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.49 0.74 $15.99 $33,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.27 0.40 $17.38 $36,160


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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 1,930 20.27 30.54 $21.58 $44,880
Owensboro, KY 520 10.30 15.52 $26.69 $55,520
Altoona, PA 540 9.53 14.36 $17.96 $37,350
Pine Bluff, AR 270 8.59 12.95 $23.18 $48,210
Green Bay, WI 1,470 8.52 12.84 $20.07 $41,750
Gettysburg, PA 260 7.95 11.98 $20.12 $41,850
Glens Falls, NY 330 6.19 9.33 $22.26 $46,300
Appleton, WI 720 5.83 8.79 $21.20 $44,110
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 1,500 5.81 8.75 $22.60 $47,010
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 340 5.70 8.59 $11.96 $24,880


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Columbia, SC 630 1.69 2.54 $28.51 $59,290
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL (8) (8) (8) $27.86 $57,940
Florence, SC 450 5.36 8.08 $26.77 $55,680
Owensboro, KY 520 10.30 15.52 $26.69 $55,520
Walla Walla, WA (8) (8) (8) $25.09 $52,190
Yakima, WA (8) (8) (8) $24.57 $51,090
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 410 1.33 2.01 $24.39 $50,730
Salem, OR (8) (8) (8) $23.97 $49,850
Lynchburg, VA 270 2.79 4.21 $23.72 $49,340
Syracuse, NY 540 1.77 2.67 $23.49 $48,850

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,200 5.97 9.00 $23.55 $48,980
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 620 4.31 6.49 $19.16 $39,860
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 610 9.61 14.48 (8) (8)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 610 5.43 8.17 $32.29 $67,160
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 530 2.34 3.53 $16.07 $33,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 610 9.61 14.48 (8) (8)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,200 5.97 9.00 $23.55 $48,980
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 610 5.43 8.17 $32.29 $67,160
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 620 4.31 6.49 $19.16 $39,860
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 170 3.85 5.80 $31.55 $65,630

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 610 5.43 8.17 $32.29 $67,160
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 170 3.85 5.80 $31.55 $65,630
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.43 $50,820
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,200 5.97 9.00 $23.55 $48,980
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.32 $48,510


About May 2017 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018