Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers

Feed materials into or remove materials from machines or equipment that is automatic or tended by other workers.


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)
88,070 3.3 % $14.66 $30,490 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.56 $10.84 $13.66 $17.88 $22.18
Annual Wage (2) $19,880 $22,550 $28,410 $37,200 $46,140


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)
Warehousing and Storage 16,370 1.80 $16.48 $34,270
Printing and Related Support Activities 6,930 1.53 $13.50 $28,080
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 4,930 1.83 $15.28 $31,780
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 4,850 0.99 $12.67 $26,350
Plastics Product Manufacturing 4,150 0.74 $14.12 $29,360

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 220 5.46 $15.04 $31,280
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,430 4.52 $14.45 $30,060
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,600 2.86 $14.22 $29,570
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 4,930 1.83 $15.28 $31,780
Warehousing and Storage 16,370 1.80 $16.48 $34,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 530 0.57 $20.34 $42,310
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 980 0.98 $20.10 $41,820
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 630 0.11 $19.51 $40,590
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 100 0.13 $18.60 $38,680
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 230 0.38 $18.09 $37,630


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)
California 8,170 0.51 0.82 $14.11 $29,340
Texas 4,830 0.41 0.66 $13.64 $28,370
Pennsylvania 4,820 0.84 1.34 $15.83 $32,930
Indiana 4,270 1.43 2.28 $14.71 $30,590
Ohio 4,010 0.75 1.20 $14.43 $30,020




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)
Mississippi 1,910 1.71 2.73 $13.59 $28,270
Oregon 2,970 1.66 2.64 $13.93 $28,970
Arkansas 1,750 1.47 2.35 $13.24 $27,530
Indiana 4,270 1.43 2.28 $14.71 $30,590
Wisconsin 3,860 1.37 2.19 $14.34 $29,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 640 0.80 1.27 $20.72 $43,110
Delaware 280 0.63 1.00 $19.16 $39,850
New Hampshire 560 0.87 1.39 $18.30 $38,060
Louisiana 590 0.31 0.49 $18.01 $37,470
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $17.99 $37,420





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,070 0.49 0.78 $12.95 $26,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,780 1.31 2.09 $14.00 $29,110
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.36 0.57 $16.32 $33,950
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,200 1.43 2.28 $13.01 $27,070
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.18 0.28 $14.36 $29,860
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,160 1.80 2.87 $15.17 $31,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,120 0.59 0.93 $17.66 $36,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,040 0.41 0.65 $13.45 $27,980
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,030 1.02 1.62 $13.31 $27,680
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,010 0.34 0.55 $14.01 $29,150




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)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 620 4.88 7.78 $14.71 $30,590
Racine, WI 310 4.14 6.60 $16.60 $34,520
Albany, OR 170 4.10 6.53 $14.13 $29,390
Gainesville, GA 290 3.61 5.75 $14.87 $30,930
Utica-Rome, NY 430 3.57 5.69 $18.83 $39,180
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 170 3.47 5.53 $15.04 $31,280
Longview, WA 120 3.42 5.45 $23.22 $48,300
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 310 3.34 5.32 $16.10 $33,490
Bellingham, WA 270 3.27 5.21 $15.67 $32,600
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 410 2.76 4.40 $12.12 $25,220