Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-9399 Production Workers, All Other*

* This occupation has the same title, but not necessarily the same content, as the 2010 SOC occupation

This OES occupation is a combination of data collected for the 2010 SOC occupations 51-3099 Food Processing Workers, All Other, 51-9199 Production Workers, All Other and the 2000 SOC occupation 51-9199 Production Workers, All Other.


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)
229,240 1.9 % $14.89 $30,980 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.62 $10.21 $13.42 $18.05 $23.67
Annual Wage (2) $17,930 $21,240 $27,900 $37,540 $49,240


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 44,560 1.67 $12.49 $25,990
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 18,350 3.73 $12.42 $25,830
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 6,620 4.28 $28.23 $58,720
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 6,050 1.47 $16.64 $34,600
Plastics Product Manufacturing 5,900 1.18 $13.99 $29,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 450 13.47 $13.61 $28,320
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 6,620 4.28 $28.23 $58,720
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 18,350 3.73 $12.42 $25,830
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,720 3.26 $18.71 $38,910
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 800 3.24 $21.42 $44,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 6,620 4.28 $28.23 $58,720
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $24.30 $50,550
Oil and Gas Extraction 340 0.22 $24.04 $50,000
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 920 0.82 $23.08 $48,000
Natural Gas Distribution 170 0.16 $22.96 $47,770


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)
Michigan 22,340 5.95 3.30 $17.97 $37,370
Illinois 22,170 4.01 2.22 $15.56 $32,370
California 20,550 1.47 0.81 $15.62 $32,490
Tennessee 16,660 6.49 3.60 $13.85 $28,820
Iowa 12,760 8.87 4.92 $13.99 $29,100




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)
Iowa 12,760 8.87 4.92 $13.99 $29,100
Tennessee 16,660 6.49 3.60 $13.85 $28,820
Michigan 22,340 5.95 3.30 $17.97 $37,370
Oregon 7,430 4.73 2.62 $13.29 $27,640
Minnesota 11,870 4.63 2.57 $14.01 $29,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 160 0.53 0.29 $33.19 $69,040
Wyoming 330 1.23 0.68 $23.63 $49,150
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $21.56 $44,840
Michigan 22,340 5.95 3.30 $17.97 $37,370
Arizona 1,470 0.62 0.34 $17.15 $35,660

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 14,710 4.15 2.30 $14.67 $30,520
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 6,850 6.73 3.73 $19.02 $39,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,560 3.91 2.17 $14.34 $29,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,380 1.41 0.78 $15.11 $31,420
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,560 2.59 1.44 $16.15 $33,600
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 3,530 3.67 2.03 $13.13 $27,310
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 3,480 4.94 2.74 $14.35 $29,840
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,660 0.53 0.30 $14.69 $30,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,470 1.13 0.62 $11.92 $24,790
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 2,470 13.90 7.71 $15.40 $32,040




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)
Cleveland, TN 920 26.11 14.47 (8) (8)
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 1,050 14.87 8.25 $10.31 $21,450
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 1,200 14.18 7.86 $11.96 $24,880
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 2,470 13.90 7.71 $15.40 $32,040
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 1,320 13.63 7.56 $14.64 $30,450
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 600 12.74 7.06 $15.05 $31,300
Danville, IL 320 11.72 6.50 $14.67 $30,520
Morristown, TN 460 10.62 5.89 $12.28 $25,540
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 640 10.46 5.80 $16.02 $33,320
Johnson City, TN 670 8.96 4.97 $12.63 $26,280




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)
Anchorage, AK 40 0.27 0.15 $31.60 $65,720
Flint, MI 630 4.99 2.77 $28.06 $58,370
Champaign-Urbana, IL 150 1.54 0.85 $24.32 $50,580
Janesville, WI 370 6.15 3.41 $24.28 $50,510
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 950 4.82 2.67 $23.31 $48,490
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,560 1.82 1.01 $22.28 $46,330
Raleigh-Cary, NC 220 0.44 0.25 $22.14 $46,060
Bakersfield, CA 220 0.87 0.48 $21.25 $44,190
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.78 $43,210
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA (8) (8) (8) $20.16 $41,930

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 2,620 12.03 6.67 $14.60 $30,360
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 1,840 14.03 7.78 $13.93 $28,970
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 1,690 9.98 5.53 $14.57 $30,310
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 1,610 13.15 7.29 $13.82 $28,740
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,430 5.48 3.04 $14.24 $29,610

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)
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 770 20.23 11.21 $13.00 $27,040
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 1,840 14.03 7.78 $13.93 $28,970
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 1,610 13.15 7.29 $13.82 $28,740
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 2,620 12.03 6.67 $14.60 $30,360
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 1,270 10.41 5.77 $12.21 $25,390

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 1.48 0.82 $36.39 $75,690
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 0.28 $18.96 $39,440
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 0.28 $18.81 $39,130
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 360 5.30 2.94 $18.61 $38,710
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.78 0.43 $17.59 $36,590


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

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011