Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend machines to wash or clean products, such as barrels or kegs, glass items, tin plate, food, pulp, coal, plastic, or rubber, to remove impurities.


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)
18,320 2.7 % $13.50 $28,090 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.71 $10.03 $12.34 $15.96 $20.20
Annual Wage (2) $18,110 $20,860 $25,660 $33,200 $42,020


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)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 3,180 0.65 $11.36 $23,620
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,200 1.30 $12.92 $26,860
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 1,530 0.55 $14.15 $29,430
Other Food Manufacturing 1,150 0.70 $13.12 $27,300
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,020 0.86 $13.67 $28,440

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,200 1.30 $12.92 $26,860
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,020 0.86 $13.67 $28,440
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 260 0.78 $11.52 $23,970
Dairy Product Manufacturing 930 0.72 $14.70 $30,580
Other Food Manufacturing 1,150 0.70 $13.12 $27,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 210 0.25 $24.18 $50,280
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 80 0.03 $23.35 $48,560
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 290 0.26 $23.28 $48,420
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 30 0.05 $19.50 $40,550
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $19.10 $39,730


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 2,370 0.17 1.18 $11.67 $24,270
Texas 1,930 0.19 1.33 $10.74 $22,340
Ohio 1,600 0.32 2.25 $13.95 $29,020
New York 760 0.09 0.63 $13.77 $28,640
Washington 750 0.28 1.92 $15.62 $32,480




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)
Mississippi 380 0.36 2.48 $10.87 $22,610
Utah 410 0.36 2.47 $14.92 $31,030
Ohio 1,600 0.32 2.25 $13.95 $29,020
Washington 750 0.28 1.92 $15.62 $32,480
Iowa 360 0.25 1.75 $14.27 $29,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 310 0.13 0.88 $20.91 $43,500
Virginia 130 0.04 0.26 $18.27 $38,010
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) $18.15 $37,750
West Virginia 40 0.05 0.35 $16.52 $34,360
New Jersey 580 0.15 1.07 $16.06 $33,410

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 500 0.13 0.90 $12.25 $25,490
Salinas, CA 450 2.91 20.19 $10.64 $22,130
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 390 0.11 0.76 $15.14 $31,500
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 280 1.26 8.72 $8.51 $17,700
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.05 0.35 $12.67 $26,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 240 0.14 0.99 $14.44 $30,030
Baltimore-Towson, MD 240 0.19 1.32 $23.11 $48,070
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 220 0.09 0.62 $10.79 $22,430
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 210 0.22 1.51 $16.72 $34,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 210 0.09 0.65 $14.51 $30,180




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)
Salinas, CA 450 2.91 20.19 $10.64 $22,130
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 190 1.95 13.50 $14.12 $29,370
Merced, CA 100 1.67 11.62 $10.37 $21,570
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 280 1.26 8.72 $8.51 $17,700
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 60 0.97 6.75 $11.97 $24,900
Salem, OR 120 0.86 5.93 $11.57 $24,070
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 50 0.78 5.39 $10.06 $20,920
Lima, OH 30 0.67 4.66 $13.41 $27,900
Yakima, WA 50 0.58 4.04 $11.26 $23,420
Wausau, WI 30 0.50 3.48 $17.95 $37,330




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)
Terre Haute, IN (8) (8) (8) $24.27 $50,480
Baltimore-Towson, MD 240 0.19 1.32 $23.11 $48,070
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $21.95 $45,660
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 1.21 $20.34 $42,310
Baton Rouge, LA 30 0.09 0.61 $18.90 $39,320
Lancaster, PA 90 0.42 2.88 $18.76 $39,020
Denver-Aurora, CO 40 0.04 0.26 $18.46 $38,390
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.14 0.97 $18.07 $37,580
Wausau, WI 30 0.50 3.48 $17.95 $37,330
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 0.90 $17.49 $36,390

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)
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 150 2.50 17.32 $13.90 $28,910
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.45 3.14 $10.29 $21,400
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.85 5.88 (8) (8)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 110 0.83 5.78 $13.55 $28,180
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.59 4.07 $12.48 $25,970

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)
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 150 2.50 17.32 $13.90 $28,910
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.85 5.88 (8) (8)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 110 0.83 5.78 $13.55 $28,180
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 4.73 $11.62 $24,160
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 4.12 $11.53 $23,980

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)
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.02 $33,330
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 2.32 $15.28 $31,770
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.39 $14.97 $31,140
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.58 3.99 $14.57 $30,300
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 2.28 $14.30 $29,740


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.

(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:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011