Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend paper goods machines that perform a variety of functions, such as converting, sawing, corrugating, banding, wrapping, boxing, stitching, forming, or sealing paper or paperboard sheets into products.


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)
88,390 2.2 % $16.81 $34,970 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.12 $12.77 $16.41 $20.10 $24.47
Annual Wage (2) $21,050 $26,550 $34,130 $41,810 $50,910


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)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 54,130 19.16 $15.91 $33,100
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 18,680 16.82 $21.01 $43,700
Printing and Related Support Activities 6,470 1.31 $15.73 $32,730
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,540 0.31 $14.84 $30,860
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,430 0.29 $11.37 $23,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 54,130 19.16 $15.91 $33,100
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 18,680 16.82 $21.01 $43,700
Printing and Related Support Activities 6,470 1.31 $15.73 $32,730
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 510 0.40 $14.68 $30,540
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 640 0.38 $14.83 $30,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation (8) (8) $22.63 $47,070
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 18,680 16.82 $21.01 $43,700
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 70 0.07 $17.38 $36,150
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 50 0.02 $17.31 $36,010
Dairy Product Manufacturing 330 0.25 $16.88 $35,110


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)
Wisconsin 10,080 3.87 5.56 $19.46 $40,470
California 6,580 0.47 0.68 $16.42 $34,160
Pennsylvania 5,120 0.93 1.34 $18.55 $38,590
Illinois 5,010 0.91 1.30 $15.25 $31,730
Texas 4,640 0.46 0.66 $12.24 $25,470




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)
Wisconsin 10,080 3.87 5.56 $19.46 $40,470
South Carolina 3,010 1.72 2.48 $18.17 $37,800
Arkansas 1,900 1.68 2.41 $16.75 $34,830
North Carolina 4,130 1.09 1.57 $15.91 $33,100
Mississippi 1,160 1.09 1.56 $13.85 $28,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 1,160 0.78 1.12 $22.90 $47,620
Oregon 1,160 0.74 1.06 $21.25 $44,190
Washington 2,180 0.81 1.16 $20.40 $42,440
Idaho (8) (8) (8) $19.98 $41,570
Wisconsin 10,080 3.87 5.56 $19.46 $40,470

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-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,150 1.17 1.69 $15.78 $32,830
Green Bay, WI 2,740 16.88 24.28 $20.54 $42,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,150 0.56 0.81 $14.90 $30,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.35 0.50 $15.28 $31,780
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,640 2.09 3.01 $17.56 $36,530
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1,600 18.70 26.89 $20.25 $42,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.75 1.08 $12.23 $25,430
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 1,270 1.32 1.90 $19.56 $40,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,190 0.54 0.78 $15.24 $31,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,180 0.70 1.01 $17.53 $36,460




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)
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1,600 18.70 26.89 $20.25 $42,120
Green Bay, WI 2,740 16.88 24.28 $20.54 $42,720
Altoona, PA 690 12.01 17.27 $17.21 $35,790
Longview, WA 370 10.87 15.63 $25.75 $53,550
Glens Falls, NY 440 8.56 12.31 $17.27 $35,920
Appleton, WI 960 8.49 12.21 $20.03 $41,670
Wausau, WI 510 7.95 11.43 $20.56 $42,760
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 320 6.23 8.96 $16.94 $35,230
Florence, SC 420 5.47 7.87 $15.05 $31,310
Monroe, LA 360 4.86 6.98 $15.25 $31,720




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)
Longview, WA 370 10.87 15.63 $25.75 $53,550
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.62 0.90 $22.27 $46,320
Pine Bluff, AR 120 3.37 4.84 $20.76 $43,180
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.59 0.85 $20.67 $43,000
Wausau, WI 510 7.95 11.43 $20.56 $42,760
Spokane, WA (8) (8) (8) $20.55 $42,750
Green Bay, WI 2,740 16.88 24.28 $20.54 $42,720
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1,600 18.70 26.89 $20.25 $42,120
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 780 0.57 0.82 $20.12 $41,840
York-Hanover, PA (8) (8) (8) $20.10 $41,810

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 910 5.40 7.76 $20.15 $41,920
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 700 2.90 4.17 $15.34 $31,910
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 630 5.52 7.94 (8) (8)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 600 2.56 3.69 $14.87 $30,930
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 560 2.99 4.30 $17.41 $36,210

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)
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 280 5.59 8.03 $21.31 $44,330
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 630 5.52 7.94 (8) (8)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 910 5.40 7.76 $20.15 $41,920
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 250 4.15 5.97 $16.67 $34,680
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 450 3.32 4.77 $26.47 $55,050

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)
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 450 3.32 4.77 $26.47 $55,050
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 300 2.67 3.84 $22.93 $47,690
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 220 2.62 3.77 $22.36 $46,510
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 130 2.24 3.21 $22.10 $45,960
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.65 0.94 $21.83 $45,400


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011