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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
663,970 2.0 % $12.74 $26,490 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.07 $10.28 $11.82 $14.31 $18.06
Annual Wage (2) $18,870 $21,380 $24,580 $29,760 $37,560


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 138,590 3.78 $11.82 $24,580
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 131,700 4.51 $10.97 $22,820
Warehousing and Storage 68,340 5.97 $14.71 $30,590
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 26,190 2.67 $12.82 $26,670
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 22,220 4.29 $13.14 $27,320

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 7,060 22.44 $13.26 $27,570
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 2,160 6.91 $12.07 $25,100
Apparel Knitting Mills 670 6.80 $10.75 $22,370
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 4,900 6.40 $13.01 $27,060
Warehousing and Storage 68,340 5.97 $14.71 $30,590

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) 500 0.02 $23.45 $48,770
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $21.20 $44,090
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 620 0.13 $18.38 $38,230
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 5,250 1.52 $17.75 $36,930
Household Appliance Manufacturing 170 0.28 $17.40 $36,200


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 101,340 5.96 1.30 $13.40 $27,880
Illinois 51,520 8.60 1.87 $12.82 $26,670
Texas 35,370 2.92 0.64 $11.78 $24,500
Florida 34,040 3.95 0.86 $11.30 $23,500
New Jersey 30,180 7.45 1.62 $12.10 $25,160




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 51,520 8.60 1.87 $12.82 $26,670
Kentucky 15,010 7.94 1.73 $12.44 $25,870
New Jersey 30,180 7.45 1.62 $12.10 $25,160
Wisconsin 19,240 6.75 1.47 $13.78 $28,660
New Hampshire 4,090 6.26 1.37 $11.84 $24,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 560 1.77 0.39 $17.25 $35,870
Connecticut 7,410 4.46 0.97 $16.26 $33,830
Washington 18,210 5.59 1.22 $14.58 $30,320
District of Columbia 130 0.19 0.04 $14.34 $29,820
Iowa 3,790 2.46 0.54 $14.01 $29,150





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-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 48,890 10.53 2.30 $12.70 $26,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 38,910 6.36 1.39 $12.84 $26,710
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 38,800 4.08 0.89 $12.62 $26,240
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 15,390 5.40 1.18 $12.64 $26,300
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 15,300 5.55 1.21 $13.50 $28,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 15,030 5.60 1.22 $11.79 $24,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 13,780 3.86 0.84 $12.47 $25,950
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 13,420 5.18 1.13 $11.72 $24,380
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 11,580 7.76 1.69 $13.92 $28,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 9,880 4.08 0.89 $14.91 $31,010