Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
660,670 0.9 % $10.80 $22,470 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.04 $8.66 $9.57 $12.21 $16.03
Annual Wage (2) $16,720 $18,010 $19,910 $25,400 $33,330


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)
Grocery Stores 149,950 6.00 $9.24 $19,210
Employment Services 107,050 3.44 $9.78 $20,330
Warehousing and Storage 46,550 6.86 $14.14 $29,420
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 26,840 3.73 $10.97 $22,810
Plastics Product Manufacturing 24,850 4.85 $11.33 $23,570

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 6,340 22.80 $11.10 $23,090
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 5,030 7.29 $11.02 $22,930
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 9,760 6.92 $10.93 $22,740
Warehousing and Storage 46,550 6.86 $14.14 $29,420
Other Food Manufacturing 11,910 6.85 $12.58 $26,170

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) 650 0.03 $21.50 $44,720
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 (7) $21.27 $44,240
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 500 0.10 $15.98 $33,240
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 290 0.20 $15.57 $32,390
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.01 $15.35 $31,920


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 91,260 6.38 1.26 $10.59 $22,020
Illinois 47,080 8.35 1.65 $11.15 $23,190
Ohio 37,330 7.38 1.46 $11.34 $23,580
Texas 34,890 3.30 0.65 $10.43 $21,690
Florida 34,690 4.77 0.94 $9.73 $20,230




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 47,080 8.35 1.65 $11.15 $23,190
New Jersey 31,000 8.17 1.61 $10.68 $22,220
Wisconsin 20,320 7.60 1.50 $12.16 $25,290
North Carolina 29,070 7.50 1.48 $9.85 $20,490
Ohio 37,330 7.38 1.46 $11.34 $23,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 500 1.57 0.31 $13.07 $27,180
Wisconsin 20,320 7.60 1.50 $12.16 $25,290
Wyoming 900 3.22 0.63 $12.15 $25,280
Nevada 4,370 3.87 0.76 $11.93 $24,810
Connecticut 6,640 4.09 0.81 $11.92 $24,800





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 31,890 8.76 1.73 $10.91 $22,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 28,800 7.44 1.47 $10.19 $21,200
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 19,550 3.79 0.75 $10.66 $22,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 16,900 7.47 1.47 $10.39 $21,610
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 10,480 10.77 2.12 $11.14 $23,170
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,720 4.64 0.91 $10.57 $21,990
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 9,400 8.10 1.60 $11.58 $24,080
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 9,110 6.45 1.27 $10.26 $21,340
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 8,340 4.57 0.90 $11.54 $24,010
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 7,780 7.93 1.56 $10.64 $22,140