Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-9199 Production Workers, All Other

All production workers not listed separately.


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)
230,760 2.3 % $16.58 $34,490 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.69 $11.47 $14.50 $19.63 $26.88
Annual Wage (2) $20,140 $23,860 $30,170 $40,840 $55,910


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)
Employment Services 82,370 2.25 $14.51 $30,180
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 6,320 0.45 $15.70 $32,650
Plastics Product Manufacturing 5,770 0.98 $16.43 $34,180
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 5,610 1.94 $16.07 $33,420
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 5,160 1.24 $18.03 $37,500

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 160 4.60 $14.90 $31,000
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 2,580 4.51 $25.98 $54,040
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 960 2.92 $19.90 $41,390
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 2,100 2.27 $23.90 $49,710
Employment Services 82,370 2.25 $14.51 $30,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 200 0.06 $36.23 $75,350
Coal Mining 60 0.11 $31.21 $64,910
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $28.60 $59,490
Nonresidential Building Construction 110 0.01 $27.20 $56,580
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 2,580 4.51 $25.98 $54,040


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)
Illinois 32,900 5.49 3.44 $17.75 $36,920
California 28,120 1.65 1.04 $16.54 $34,400
Tennessee 13,620 4.61 2.89 $14.90 $31,000
Ohio 13,400 2.47 1.55 $17.19 $35,750
Louisiana 9,840 5.14 3.22 $18.33 $38,140




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)
Illinois 32,900 5.49 3.44 $17.75 $36,920
Louisiana 9,840 5.14 3.22 $18.33 $38,140
Tennessee 13,620 4.61 2.89 $14.90 $31,000
Iowa 6,590 4.28 2.68 $20.81 $43,290
Maine 2,230 3.68 2.31 $16.59 $34,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 230 0.72 0.45 $26.98 $56,120
District of Columbia 100 0.14 0.09 $26.86 $55,860
Wyoming 120 0.46 0.29 $26.19 $54,480
New Mexico 290 0.36 0.22 $24.06 $50,040
South Dakota 330 0.77 0.49 $22.57 $46,940





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-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 24,190 5.21 3.27 $17.88 $37,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,170 1.83 1.15 $16.13 $33,550
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,810 0.61 0.38 $17.13 $35,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,060 1.89 1.18 $13.13 $27,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4,440 2.97 1.86 $16.54 $34,400
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,730 2.74 1.72 $16.71 $34,750
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3,530 2.96 1.86 $16.93 $35,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,140 1.30 0.82 $16.92 $35,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,990 1.08 0.68 $18.78 $39,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,710 0.76 0.48 $15.54 $32,320