Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand

Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.


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)
700,560 1.9 % $12.22 $25,410 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.81 $9.71 $11.27 $13.78 $17.53
Annual Wage (2) $18,320 $20,190 $23,430 $28,660 $36,470


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 142,440 3.96 $11.17 $23,240
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 138,140 4.72 $10.57 $21,990
Warehousing and Storage 74,640 7.42 $13.83 $28,770
General Merchandise Stores 28,250 0.88 $14.48 $30,120
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 25,470 2.69 $12.49 $25,970

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Activities for Transportation 6,780 21.25 $12.19 $25,350
Warehousing and Storage 74,640 7.42 $13.83 $28,770
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 1,950 6.05 $12.18 $25,330
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 4,460 5.95 $12.35 $25,690
Apparel Knitting Mills 610 5.65 $11.02 $22,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 570 0.03 $22.70 $47,230
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $20.45 $42,530
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 520 0.11 $19.46 $40,470
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 6,750 2.02 $17.22 $35,820
Household Appliance Manufacturing 210 0.35 $16.95 $35,250


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 109,600 6.57 1.34 $12.66 $26,330
Illinois 47,370 7.99 1.63 $12.31 $25,610
Texas 47,070 3.96 0.81 $11.47 $23,850
Florida 36,890 4.38 0.89 $10.87 $22,610
Ohio 32,780 6.10 1.24 $11.99 $24,930




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 47,370 7.99 1.63 $12.31 $25,610
New Jersey 31,790 7.93 1.61 $11.64 $24,210
Kentucky 13,770 7.34 1.49 $12.13 $25,230
Wisconsin 20,270 7.18 1.46 $13.45 $27,980
Rhode Island 3,310 6.95 1.42 $12.35 $25,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 860 2.71 0.55 $15.91 $33,100
Connecticut 7,240 4.38 0.89 $15.43 $32,100
Washington 20,410 6.40 1.30 $13.94 $28,990
Oregon 7,980 4.36 0.89 $13.48 $28,040
District of Columbia 170 0.24 0.05 $13.46 $28,000



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 36,710 8.29 1.69 $11.74 $24,420
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 31,410 8.58 1.75 $11.91 $24,770
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 27,880 4.17 0.85 $12.09 $25,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 18,930 7.60 1.55 $11.53 $23,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 13,350 5.10 1.04 $11.68 $24,290
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 11,360 7.91 1.61 $13.70 $28,490
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 8,650 5.35 1.09 $13.12 $27,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,500 2.90 0.59 $11.54 $24,000
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 8,480 5.15 1.05 $14.09 $29,300
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 8,250 8.02 1.63 $11.83 $24,600


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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)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 1,320 22.39 4.56 $11.69 $24,320
New Bedford, MA 1,250 19.12 3.89 $12.99 $27,020
Yakima, WA 1,660 18.48 3.76 $13.24 $27,540
Merced, CA 1,230 17.80 3.62 $11.56 $24,040
Monroe, MI 570 14.85 3.02 $15.85 $32,970
Morristown, TN 630 14.71 2.99 $11.35 $23,600
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 1,180 14.38 2.93 $11.56 $24,040
Goldsboro, NC 550 13.98 2.85 $11.27 $23,450
Rocky Mount, NC 740 13.38 2.72 $11.45 $23,820
El Centro, CA 770 12.85 2.62 $13.74 $28,570