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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
633,640 1.9 % $13.31 $27,680 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.38 $10.96 $12.46 $14.96 $18.42
Annual Wage (2) $19,510 $22,800 $25,910 $31,120 $38,320


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 138,690 3.77 $12.61 $26,230
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 116,420 4.00 $11.41 $23,730
Warehousing and Storage 61,370 5.05 $15.01 $31,230
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 24,350 2.47 $13.47 $28,010
Plastics Product Manufacturing 23,450 3.95 $13.48 $28,040

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 7,600 23.03 $14.37 $29,880
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 2,590 8.17 $12.61 $26,220
Apparel Knitting Mills 640 6.80 $11.23 $23,370
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 18,240 5.80 $13.78 $28,670
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 4,430 5.71 $13.74 $28,590

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) 390 0.02 $23.47 $48,820
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 530 0.10 $19.91 $41,410
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.03 $18.02 $37,480
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $17.91 $37,250
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 180 0.22 $17.82 $37,070


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 98,280 5.65 1.31 $13.91 $28,930
Illinois 45,080 7.48 1.73 $14.15 $29,430
New Jersey 39,160 9.58 2.22 $13.43 $27,930
Florida 33,630 3.82 0.89 $11.80 $24,550
Texas 31,740 2.55 0.59 $12.05 $25,070




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)
New Jersey 39,160 9.58 2.22 $13.43 $27,930
Kentucky 15,200 8.01 1.86 $12.88 $26,790
Illinois 45,080 7.48 1.73 $14.15 $29,430
Delaware 2,790 6.16 1.43 $13.00 $27,040
New Hampshire 4,030 6.10 1.41 $12.11 $25,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 580 1.82 0.42 $16.81 $34,960
Connecticut 6,250 3.75 0.87 $15.47 $32,180
Washington 16,620 5.01 1.16 $15.18 $31,580
District of Columbia 130 0.17 0.04 $15.04 $31,270
Iowa 3,330 2.15 0.50 $14.68 $30,540





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 46,740 4.84 1.12 $13.81 $28,720
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40,550 8.67 2.01 $14.11 $29,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 35,960 5.76 1.34 $13.59 $28,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 15,060 5.49 1.27 $11.77 $24,480
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 15,010 5.37 1.24 $13.89 $28,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 13,320 8.66 2.01 $13.30 $27,660
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 12,870 4.87 1.13 $12.36 $25,720
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 12,610 3.45 0.80 $12.96 $26,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 11,970 4.16 0.96 $13.63 $28,340
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 9,570 3.87 0.90 $15.84 $32,950