Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers

Feed materials into or remove materials from machines or equipment that is automatic or tended by other workers.


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)
104,340 2.4 % $14.73 $30,630 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.16 $10.74 $14.08 $18.37 $21.85
Annual Wage (2) $19,040 $22,340 $29,290 $38,210 $45,450


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)
Warehousing and Storage 23,580 3.25 $18.33 $38,130
Printing and Related Support Activities 8,380 1.84 $12.59 $26,200
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 5,870 2.18 $14.52 $30,210
Plastics Product Manufacturing 5,350 1.00 $13.14 $27,330
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 4,800 0.99 $12.11 $25,190

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 3,020 4.28 $14.16 $29,440
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 150 4.08 $14.86 $30,910
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 3,240 3.64 $13.07 $27,180
Warehousing and Storage 23,580 3.25 $18.33 $38,130
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 5,870 2.18 $14.52 $30,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 520 0.27 $25.60 $53,260
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 170 0.24 $19.37 $40,290
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,140 1.09 $18.60 $38,690
Warehousing and Storage 23,580 3.25 $18.33 $38,130
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 2,720 0.37 $17.77 $36,950


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 9,030 0.60 0.77 $13.68 $28,460
Texas 5,800 0.52 0.67 $15.48 $32,200
Wisconsin 5,390 1.98 2.56 $13.52 $28,120
Indiana 4,950 1.71 2.21 $14.33 $29,800
Pennsylvania 4,820 0.85 1.10 $15.68 $32,610



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)
Oregon 4,080 2.42 3.14 $14.14 $29,410
Wisconsin 5,390 1.98 2.56 $13.52 $28,120
Arkansas 2,060 1.78 2.31 $14.13 $29,380
Indiana 4,950 1.71 2.21 $14.33 $29,800
Maine 800 1.36 1.76 $14.95 $31,100



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 280 0.66 0.85 $19.72 $41,020
Wyoming 100 0.34 0.44 $18.82 $39,150
New Hampshire 550 0.87 1.13 $18.14 $37,740
Nevada 780 0.66 0.85 $18.07 $37,590
Oklahoma (8) (8) (8) $17.58 $36,560




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 2,970 0.79 1.03 $13.65 $28,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,190 0.54 0.70 $12.11 $25,180
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,950 2.38 3.08 $12.88 $26,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,830 0.76 0.99 $13.13 $27,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,690 1.36 1.76 $14.98 $31,160
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,500 1.50 1.94 $10.43 $21,690
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,260 1.25 1.62 $20.11 $41,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.22 0.29 $13.99 $29,100
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,120 0.39 0.51 $16.46 $34,230
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,110 1.78 2.30 $15.05 $31,310



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)
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 460 11.37 14.73 $20.02 $41,640
Racine, WI 320 4.40 5.69 $15.82 $32,910
Utica-Rome, NY 460 3.84 4.98 $16.70 $34,740
Harrisonburg, VA 220 3.67 4.76 $19.02 $39,560
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 470 3.62 4.68 $18.52 $38,520
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 320 3.53 4.58 $15.76 $32,780
Longview, WA 120 3.51 4.54 $21.48 $44,680
Gainesville, GA 260 3.39 4.39 $12.62 $26,250
Eugene-Springfield, OR 470 3.30 4.27 $14.56 $30,280
Medford, OR 240 3.05 3.95 $16.01 $33,310