Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-5113 Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Bind books and other publications or finish printed products by hand or machine. May set up binding and finishing machines.


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)
52,960 2.5 % $15.17 $31,560 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.30 $11.23 $14.30 $18.18 $22.37
Annual Wage (2) $19,340 $23,350 $29,750 $37,820 $46,530


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)
Printing and Related Support Activities 43,420 9.33 $15.15 $31,520
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 3,130 0.68 $14.38 $29,910
Employment Services 1,130 0.04 $11.55 $24,010
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 810 0.19 $14.80 $30,780
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 730 0.07 $15.39 $32,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Printing and Related Support Activities 43,420 9.33 $15.15 $31,520
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 3,130 0.68 $14.38 $29,910
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 810 0.19 $14.80 $30,780
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 730 0.07 $15.39 $32,000
Employment Services 1,130 0.04 $11.55 $24,010

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) 270 0.01 $34.69 $72,150
State Government (OES Designation) 140 0.01 $19.61 $40,780
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) $19.37 $40,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 290 0.01 $16.58 $34,480
Elementary and Secondary Schools 70 (7) $16.42 $34,160


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 4,010 0.28 0.69 $14.48 $30,130
Wisconsin 3,430 1.28 3.15 $15.64 $32,520
Illinois 3,320 0.59 1.45 $16.74 $34,830
Pennsylvania 3,060 0.55 1.34 $15.32 $31,870
Ohio 2,900 0.57 1.41 $14.35 $29,850




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 3,430 1.28 3.15 $15.64 $32,520
Minnesota 2,270 0.86 2.12 $16.48 $34,270
Vermont 250 0.85 2.09 $17.65 $36,720
Kentucky 1,290 0.73 1.80 $15.84 $32,950
Kansas 930 0.70 1.72 $12.71 $26,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 270 0.42 1.03 $29.91 $62,210
Maryland 840 0.33 0.82 $19.07 $39,660
Vermont 250 0.85 2.09 $17.65 $36,720
Massachusetts 1,470 0.46 1.13 $17.41 $36,210
Connecticut 580 0.36 0.88 $17.30 $35,990





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,000 0.55 1.35 $17.76 $36,930
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,430 0.82 2.01 $16.71 $34,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.37 0.90 $13.93 $28,980
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.26 0.64 $15.21 $31,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.49 1.19 $19.87 $41,340
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,030 1.05 2.57 $14.89 $30,980
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 940 0.51 1.27 $16.42 $34,150
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 910 1.13 2.78 $15.99 $33,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 840 0.37 0.92 $15.87 $33,000
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 830 0.67 1.66 $17.63 $36,660




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 380 4.24 10.43 $13.94 $28,990
Harrisonburg, VA 230 3.94 9.70 $15.45 $32,130
Clarksville, TN-KY 280 3.38 8.31 $13.56 $28,200
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 160 2.74 6.73 $10.34 $21,510
Lancaster, PA 570 2.56 6.31 $15.71 $32,680
St. Cloud, MN 220 2.29 5.64 $16.37 $34,040
Topeka, KS 200 1.87 4.61 $13.23 $27,520
Lynchburg, VA 180 1.82 4.48 $13.12 $27,290
Fond du Lac, WI 70 1.73 4.26 $17.98 $37,400
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 180 1.58 3.88 $18.42 $38,300




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)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 240 0.65 1.59 $22.52 $46,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.49 1.19 $19.87 $41,340
Worcester, MA-CT 60 0.27 0.66 $19.55 $40,650
New Haven, CT 100 0.35 0.87 $19.11 $39,750
Boulder, CO 90 0.54 1.33 $18.86 $39,230
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 680 0.40 0.98 $18.71 $38,910
Iowa City, IA 40 0.44 1.08 $18.60 $38,690
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $18.55 $38,590
Baltimore-Towson, MD 450 0.36 0.89 $18.55 $38,590
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.27 0.67 $18.54 $38,570

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 450 1.66 4.09 (8) (8)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 430 2.15 5.28 $14.55 $30,250
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 280 1.58 3.88 $16.69 $34,720
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 210 2.03 4.98 $9.63 $20,030
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 1.16 2.84 $15.06 $31,320

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 430 2.15 5.28 $14.55 $30,250
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 210 2.03 4.98 $9.63 $20,030
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 450 1.66 4.09 (8) (8)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 280 1.58 3.88 $16.69 $34,720
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 1.16 2.84 $15.06 $31,320

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 1.56 $17.21 $35,800
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 280 1.58 3.88 $16.69 $34,720
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.55 $34,430
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.02 $33,330
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.89 $33,040


About May 2012 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013