Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
100,520 2.1 % $13.63 $28,340 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.60 $9.96 $12.77 $16.67 $20.65
Annual Wage (2) $17,900 $20,720 $26,550 $34,670 $42,960


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 21,470 7.52 $13.01 $27,070
Dairy Product Manufacturing 14,140 10.74 $14.99 $31,170
Other Food Manufacturing 13,970 8.03 $13.95 $29,010
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 10,210 6.10 $13.90 $28,910
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 9,620 13.94 $12.88 $26,800

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 9,620 13.94 $12.88 $26,800
Dairy Product Manufacturing 14,140 10.74 $14.99 $31,170
Other Food Manufacturing 13,970 8.03 $13.95 $29,010
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 21,470 7.52 $13.01 $27,070
Grain and Oilseed Milling 4,410 7.37 $17.20 $35,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 1,420 0.81 $17.38 $36,150
Grain and Oilseed Milling 4,410 7.37 $17.20 $35,770
Traveler Accommodation 40 (7) $16.14 $33,580
Dairy Product Manufacturing 14,140 10.74 $14.99 $31,170
Animal Food Manufacturing 1,370 2.61 $14.22 $29,570


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 13,520 0.95 1.23 $13.30 $27,660
Illinois 6,640 1.18 1.53 $14.73 $30,640
Texas 6,360 0.60 0.78 $11.31 $23,520
Wisconsin 6,130 2.29 2.97 $14.67 $30,520
Pennsylvania 5,570 0.99 1.29 $14.80 $30,790




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)
Wisconsin 6,130 2.29 2.97 $14.67 $30,520
Idaho 1,200 2.00 2.60 $12.16 $25,290
Iowa 2,640 1.80 2.33 $15.66 $32,580
New Mexico 1,170 1.51 1.96 $11.70 $24,330
Utah 1,730 1.44 1.87 $12.86 $26,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 540 0.48 0.63 $16.77 $34,870
Nebraska 1,000 1.09 1.42 $16.58 $34,480
Iowa 2,640 1.80 2.33 $15.66 $32,580
Maryland 830 0.33 0.43 $15.63 $32,500
Tennessee 1,620 0.61 0.79 $15.31 $31,840





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 4,110 1.13 1.46 $14.51 $30,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,940 1.02 1.32 $12.52 $26,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,950 0.57 0.74 $12.63 $26,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,550 0.74 0.96 $11.32 $23,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,400 0.81 1.05 $11.00 $22,880
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.62 0.80 $13.76 $28,630
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,120 1.39 1.81 $14.61 $30,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,110 0.63 0.82 $14.08 $29,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,100 0.49 0.63 $15.38 $31,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,040 0.89 1.16 $14.47 $30,100




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)
Joplin, MO 650 8.58 11.13 $14.83 $30,850
Logan, UT-ID 400 8.25 10.69 $15.24 $31,700
Columbia, MO 580 6.68 8.65 $15.72 $32,710
Visalia-Porterville, CA 780 5.97 7.74 $15.31 $31,840
Fond du Lac, WI 190 4.41 5.71 $14.72 $30,630
Sheboygan, WI 230 4.10 5.31 $16.35 $34,010
Appleton, WI 470 4.07 5.27 $13.70 $28,490
Lancaster, PA 860 3.90 5.05 $18.71 $38,920
Lebanon, PA 190 3.89 5.05 $13.37 $27,800
Las Cruces, NM 250 3.77 4.89 $10.71 $22,290