Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
713,130 1.4 % $11.40 $23,710 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.38 $9.07 $10.10 $12.94 $16.71
Annual Wage (2) $17,440 $18,870 $21,010 $26,910 $34,760


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 150,860 4.21 $10.31 $21,440
Grocery Stores 140,010 5.24 $9.67 $20,110
Warehousing and Storage 56,360 6.97 $13.40 $27,870
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 27,530 3.72 $11.89 $24,720
Other General Merchandise Stores 24,690 1.34 $14.14 $29,400

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 7,330 23.38 $12.48 $25,970
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 5,920 8.22 $11.68 $24,300
Warehousing and Storage 56,360 6.97 $13.40 $27,870
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 2,170 6.49 $12.12 $25,200
Other Food Manufacturing 11,800 6.06 $12.95 $26,940

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) 570 0.03 $22.02 $45,800
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 550 0.11 $17.63 $36,660
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 9,120 2.79 $16.26 $33,820
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 250 0.17 $16.11 $33,510
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 70 0.07 $15.69 $32,630


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 102,740 6.63 1.28 $11.45 $23,810
Texas 49,470 4.28 0.83 $10.80 $22,460
Illinois 42,650 7.29 1.41 $12.31 $25,610
Ohio 39,730 7.52 1.45 $11.46 $23,840
Florida 39,400 4.97 0.96 $10.20 $21,210



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)
Kentucky 16,350 8.89 1.72 $10.65 $22,150
New Jersey 32,170 8.23 1.59 $10.72 $22,290
Ohio 39,730 7.52 1.45 $11.46 $23,840
Tennessee 20,820 7.40 1.43 $10.51 $21,870
Illinois 42,650 7.29 1.41 $12.31 $25,610



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 760 2.32 0.45 $14.09 $29,300
Connecticut 7,030 4.23 0.82 $13.72 $28,530
Wyoming 1,020 3.59 0.69 $13.68 $28,450
West Virginia 2,270 3.21 0.62 $12.92 $26,880
Washington 20,780 6.96 1.35 $12.81 $26,650




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 33,450 8.15 1.58 $10.74 $22,350
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 29,930 4.62 0.89 $11.33 $23,570
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 27,450 7.68 1.49 $12.25 $25,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 16,270 6.98 1.35 $10.71 $22,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,600 5.89 1.14 $10.96 $22,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 11,630 8.87 1.72 $12.03 $25,020
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,200 3.82 0.74 $11.10 $23,090
Columbus, OH 9,900 9.86 1.91 $11.61 $24,140
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 9,330 6.12 1.18 $11.64 $24,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 9,290 6.05 1.17 $13.38 $27,830