Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
705,660 1.6 % $11.74 $24,430 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.56 $9.29 $10.64 $13.27 $17.02
Annual Wage (2) $17,810 $19,310 $22,130 $27,600 $35,410


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 146,070 4.04 $10.71 $22,290
Grocery Stores 138,280 5.14 $10.05 $20,910
Warehousing and Storage 66,170 7.28 $13.65 $28,390
Other General Merchandise Stores 29,170 1.53 $14.17 $29,470
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 26,390 3.55 $12.20 $25,380

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 7,450 23.99 $12.08 $25,130
Warehousing and Storage 66,170 7.28 $13.65 $28,390
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 4,880 6.64 $12.22 $25,420
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 1,810 5.58 $11.61 $24,150
Other Food Manufacturing 11,240 5.48 $13.38 $27,830

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) 600 0.03 $22.22 $46,220
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 560 0.11 $18.73 $38,960
Home Furnishings Stores 150 0.06 $17.26 $35,890
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 7,700 2.33 $16.30 $33,900
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 240 0.17 $16.04 $33,370


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 99,540 6.23 1.24 $12.16 $25,290
Illinois 51,330 8.69 1.73 $11.91 $24,760
Texas 49,080 4.18 0.83 $11.05 $22,990
Ohio 40,960 7.67 1.53 $11.66 $24,250
Florida 37,120 4.51 0.90 $10.48 $21,790




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 51,330 8.69 1.73 $11.91 $24,760
New Jersey 31,220 7.89 1.57 $11.15 $23,200
Ohio 40,960 7.67 1.53 $11.66 $24,250
Indiana 22,490 7.52 1.50 $11.31 $23,520
Wisconsin 19,670 7.01 1.40 $12.99 $27,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 910 2.81 0.56 $15.37 $31,960
Connecticut 7,270 4.37 0.87 $14.53 $30,220
District of Columbia 220 0.31 0.06 $13.74 $28,590
Wyoming 1,020 3.71 0.74 $13.48 $28,050
Washington 18,730 6.11 1.22 $13.20 $27,450





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 32,850 9.03 1.80 $11.46 $23,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 32,590 7.72 1.54 $11.37 $23,660
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 28,450 4.32 0.86 $11.36 $23,620
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 16,990 6.99 1.39 $11.04 $22,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 13,740 5.38 1.07 $11.80 $24,550
Columbus, OH 11,530 11.27 2.24 $11.33 $23,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 11,430 8.39 1.67 $12.86 $26,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,920 3.72 0.74 $11.35 $23,610
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 9,910 9.77 1.94 $11.00 $22,880
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 8,780 8.42 1.68 $11.98 $24,910