Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-3092 Food Batchmakers

Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.


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)
97,220 2.9 % $12.90 $26,820 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.28 $9.36 $11.85 $15.46 $19.60
Annual Wage (2) $17,220 $19,470 $24,640 $32,160 $40,760


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)
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 21,200 7.60 $11.95 $24,860
Other Food Manufacturing 15,890 9.71 $12.86 $26,750
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 12,150 7.19 $13.68 $28,460
Dairy Product Manufacturing 10,700 8.23 $14.62 $30,400
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 7,810 11.40 $12.48 $25,950

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 7,810 11.40 $12.48 $25,950
Other Food Manufacturing 15,890 9.71 $12.86 $26,750
Dairy Product Manufacturing 10,700 8.23 $14.62 $30,400
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 21,200 7.60 $11.95 $24,860
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 12,150 7.19 $13.68 $28,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 3,060 5.29 $18.78 $39,070
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores (8) (8) $17.51 $36,420
Traveler Accommodation 40 (7) $16.29 $33,870
Beverage Manufacturing 1,260 0.76 $15.86 $32,980
Warehousing and Storage 200 0.03 $14.63 $30,430


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 16,590 1.19 1.55 $12.38 $25,740
Texas 8,210 0.81 1.06 $10.42 $21,680
Pennsylvania 5,680 1.04 1.35 $14.10 $29,330
New York 5,250 0.63 0.82 $11.82 $24,590
Illinois 4,990 0.90 1.18 $13.70 $28,490




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)
Idaho 1,400 2.35 3.07 $14.18 $29,490
Wisconsin 4,700 1.80 2.36 $14.53 $30,230
Iowa 2,370 1.65 2.16 $17.04 $35,440
New Mexico 1,240 1.60 2.09 $9.76 $20,310
Utah 1,580 1.37 1.79 $11.82 $24,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 2,370 1.65 2.16 $17.04 $35,440
Kentucky 1,880 1.09 1.43 $16.63 $34,580
Missouri 2,960 1.15 1.50 $14.92 $31,030
Minnesota 2,170 0.85 1.11 $14.71 $30,610
Wisconsin 4,700 1.80 2.36 $14.53 $30,230

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 5,120 1.34 1.75 $11.81 $24,570
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,240 0.92 1.20 $13.57 $28,220
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,840 1.42 1.86 $10.10 $21,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,480 0.50 0.65 $11.62 $24,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.77 1.00 $14.76 $30,700
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.83 1.09 $11.37 $23,660
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,060 0.43 0.56 $11.24 $23,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,010 0.46 0.60 $13.53 $28,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 990 0.87 1.13 $12.52 $26,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 960 0.57 0.75 $14.12 $29,360




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)
Logan, UT-ID 340 7.19 9.40 $13.46 $28,000
Visalia-Porterville, CA 750 5.76 7.53 $13.32 $27,710
Joplin, MO 420 5.71 7.47 $16.47 $34,250
La Crosse, WI-MN 350 5.00 6.54 $15.21 $31,630
Merced, CA 240 4.14 5.41 (8) (8)
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 370 3.87 5.06 $14.45 $30,060
Sheboygan, WI 210 3.81 4.99 $16.07 $33,420
Las Cruces, NM 250 3.81 4.98 $9.68 $20,140
Fond du Lac, WI 160 3.78 4.94 $14.63 $30,430
Lancaster, PA 830 3.72 4.87 $15.08 $31,360




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)
Williamsport, PA 180 3.65 4.78 $20.33 $42,280
Springfield, MA-CT 160 0.58 0.75 $19.83 $41,240
Lexington-Fayette, KY (8) (8) (8) $17.58 $36,560
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 130 1.03 1.35 $17.12 $35,610
Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $16.97 $35,300
Greensboro-High Point, NC 140 0.41 0.54 $16.92 $35,200
Joplin, MO 420 5.71 7.47 $16.47 $34,250
Waco, TX 210 2.11 2.76 $16.36 $34,040
Harrisonburg, VA 50 0.89 1.17 $16.25 $33,800
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 380 0.65 0.85 $16.23 $33,750

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 740 10.49 13.72 $14.97 $31,140
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 660 3.07 4.01 $14.20 $29,540
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 650 2.79 3.65 $14.32 $29,790
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 580 3.44 4.50 $17.07 $35,510
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 550 3.28 4.29 $13.52 $28,130

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 740 10.49 13.72 $14.97 $31,140
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 210 8.32 10.87 $9.36 $19,480
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 490 4.03 5.27 $10.40 $21,630
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 580 3.44 4.50 $17.07 $35,510
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 550 3.28 4.29 $13.52 $28,130

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.63 0.82 $17.35 $36,100
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 580 3.44 4.50 $17.07 $35,510
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 2.28 2.98 $16.78 $34,910
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 0.80 $16.10 $33,490
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 360 2.36 3.08 $15.93 $33,140


About May 2010 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:

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May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011