Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
74,350 2.8 % $14.76 $30,710 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.78 $11.13 $13.70 $17.70 $22.02
Annual Wage (2) $20,340 $23,140 $28,510 $36,820 $45,810


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 9,940 0.99 $15.44 $32,110
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,870 1.32 $14.39 $29,930
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,740 1.14 $13.06 $27,160
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 4,610 1.71 $15.55 $32,350
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,790 4.90 $15.67 $32,590

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 230 6.07 $15.22 $31,660
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,790 4.90 $15.67 $32,590
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 290 2.31 (8) (8)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,990 2.16 $14.62 $30,400
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 2,730 2.01 $13.73 $28,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 260 0.09 $22.86 $47,540
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 940 0.98 $20.55 $42,740
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 640 0.11 $19.36 $40,270
Rubber Product Manufacturing 150 0.11 $18.76 $39,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $18.08 $37,600


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 7,610 0.46 0.87 $14.83 $30,850
Texas 5,290 0.44 0.85 $14.56 $30,280
Indiana 5,020 1.66 3.19 $14.00 $29,110
Pennsylvania 3,870 0.67 1.28 $15.46 $32,150
Ohio 3,500 0.65 1.25 $15.08 $31,380




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)
Arkansas 2,200 1.83 3.51 $12.71 $26,440
Oregon 3,220 1.76 3.37 $14.68 $30,530
Indiana 5,020 1.66 3.19 $14.00 $29,110
Kentucky 3,090 1.65 3.16 $13.85 $28,810
Mississippi 1,120 1.00 1.93 $12.64 $26,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 600 0.32 0.61 $20.22 $42,060
Hawaii 150 0.24 0.45 $19.07 $39,670
Michigan 930 0.22 0.42 $18.22 $37,900
Minnesota 1,470 0.52 1.00 $17.97 $37,370
Washington 1,840 0.58 1.11 $17.75 $36,920



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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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,050 1.43 2.73 $15.00 $31,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.35 0.66 $13.83 $28,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,330 0.51 0.97 $14.79 $30,760
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,320 1.29 2.46 $13.69 $28,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,150 0.39 0.75 $14.83 $30,840
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.17 0.32 $14.73 $30,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,110 0.57 1.10 $18.26 $37,980
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.29 0.56 $17.26 $35,900
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,000 0.54 1.04 $15.32 $31,870
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 980 1.51 2.90 $14.27 $29,680


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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)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 630 4.98 9.55 $15.12 $31,440
Albany, OR 160 3.84 7.36 $15.03 $31,260
Medford, OR 320 3.75 7.20 $15.66 $32,570
Logan, UT-ID 200 3.68 7.05 $14.96 $31,110
Gainesville, GA 290 3.43 6.57 $16.27 $33,850
Fort Smith, AR-OK 360 3.31 6.34 $11.22 $23,330
Dalton, GA 220 3.29 6.32 $13.59 $28,270
Salem, OR 450 2.71 5.21 $12.44 $25,880
Evansville, IN-KY 410 2.68 5.15 (8) (8)
Modesto, CA 440 2.44 4.68 $22.41 $46,610


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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)
Flint, MI 50 0.34 0.66 $23.98 $49,880
Modesto, CA 440 2.44 4.68 $22.41 $46,610
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 40 0.32 0.61 $20.57 $42,780
Longview, WA 50 1.40 2.68 $19.79 $41,160
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 630 0.61 1.16 $19.70 $40,980
Urban Honolulu, HI 150 0.32 0.61 $19.19 $39,910
Utica-Rome, NY 170 1.40 2.68 $19.12 $39,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.94 $39,390
Kansas City, MO-KS 490 0.47 0.89 $18.77 $39,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,110 0.57 1.10 $18.26 $37,980

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 860 5.46 10.47 $14.02 $29,160
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 670 10.27 19.68 $18.25 $37,960
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 590 2.59 4.97 $15.44 $32,120
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 520 2.39 4.58 $11.99 $24,940
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 470 4.08 7.82 $12.36 $25,710

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)
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 670 10.27 19.68 $18.25 $37,960
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 470 7.82 14.99 $13.07 $27,180
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 860 5.46 10.47 $14.02 $29,160
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 360 5.10 9.78 $13.47 $28,010
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 410 4.62 8.86 $12.86 $26,740

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)
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 100 2.22 4.26 $20.32 $42,270
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 320 0.96 1.85 $19.69 $40,950
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 200 3.06 5.87 $19.67 $40,900
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.45 $18.46 $38,400
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 1.03 $18.25 $37,970


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