Machine Feeders and Offbearers


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


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Misc. Electrical Equipment & Supplies
  2. Paperboard Containers And Boxes
  3. Commercial Printing
  4. Refrigeration And Service Machinery
  5. Sawmills And Planing Mills

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 3,390 10.86 8.04 12.27 22,590 16,730 25,530
Joplin MSA 80 9.79 8.02 10.67 20,360 16,670 22,200
Springfield MSA 180 9.88 6.88 11.38 20,550 14,310 23,670
St Louis MSA 1,400 11.26 8.10 12.84 23,420 16,840 26,710
Kansas City* 300 10.87 8.00 12.31 22,616 16,643 25,603
Central Region* 340 9.53 8.00 10.29 19,812 16,638 21,399
Ozark Region* 190 9.88 6.90 11.37 20,549 14,355 23,646
South Central Region* 110 8.54 7.16 9.23 17,764 14,892 19,200
Southeast Region* 280 9.56 6.75 10.97 19,891 14,038 22,817
Southwest Region* 320 9.60 8.20 10.30 19,962 17,050 21,419
St. Louis City* 530 11.20 8.15 12.72 23,286 16,947 26,455
St. Louis County* 320 12.74 9.93 14.15 26,501 20,652 29,425
West Central Region* 100 9.95 7.77 11.04 20,690 16,153 22,959
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 230 11.75 8.87 13.19 24,434 18,444 27,428

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 3,810 3,410 -400 -10.50 132 Fair
Kansas City MSA 1,260 1,090 -170 -13.49 43 Fair
St Louis MSA 1,290 1,060 -230 -17.83 45 Fair
Central Region* 260 240 -20 -7.69 9 Fair
Northeast Region* 120 90 -30 -25.00 4 Fair
Ozark Region* 260 220 -40 -15.38 9 Fair
South Central Region* 220 200 -20 -9.09 8 Fair
Southeast Region* 240 170 -70 -29.17 8 Fair
Southwest Region* 340 290 -50 -14.71 12 Fair
West Central Region* 110 110 .00 4 Fair

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires short-term on-the-job training