Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients. Excludes "Food Batchmakers" (51-3092).


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)
117,210 2.2 % $16.92 $35,200 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.85 $12.53 $16.27 $20.79 $25.43
Annual Wage (2) $20,500 $26,070 $33,840 $43,250 $52,900


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)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 12,670 4.73 $17.28 $35,950
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 10,830 12.87 $17.04 $35,450
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 9,860 16.94 $18.25 $37,950
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 8,320 8.10 $16.27 $33,830
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 6,090 3.59 $16.60 $34,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 9,860 16.94 $18.25 $37,950
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 10,830 12.87 $17.04 $35,450
Animal Food Manufacturing 5,070 9.67 $14.84 $30,860
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 3,150 8.74 $15.78 $32,820
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 8,320 8.10 $16.27 $33,830

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 220 0.04 $26.17 $54,430
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 190 0.20 $22.34 $46,460
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $21.91 $45,580
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,650 1.54 $21.68 $45,090
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 (7) $20.40 $42,440


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)
New York 10,320 1.21 1.34 $17.67 $36,750
California 10,270 0.72 0.80 $16.22 $33,740
Ohio 8,330 1.65 1.83 $17.34 $36,070
Texas 6,660 0.63 0.70 $15.62 $32,490
Tennessee 5,940 2.24 2.49 $14.82 $30,830




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)
Tennessee 5,940 2.24 2.49 $14.82 $30,830
Nebraska 1,960 2.14 2.38 $17.49 $36,380
Iowa 2,760 1.88 2.09 $17.12 $35,610
Ohio 8,330 1.65 1.83 $17.34 $36,070
North Carolina 4,960 1.28 1.42 $16.15 $33,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $23.01 $47,860
Minnesota 1,950 0.74 0.82 $19.43 $40,410
Maine 360 0.62 0.69 $19.39 $40,330
Alabama 1,800 0.99 1.10 $19.14 $39,800
Virginia 1,890 0.53 0.58 $19.13 $39,780





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 3,650 1.00 1.11 $18.29 $38,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,200 0.83 0.92 $15.27 $31,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,030 0.59 0.65 $17.11 $35,590
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,130 1.74 1.93 $14.70 $30,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,990 0.88 0.98 $15.58 $32,400
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.82 0.91 $15.15 $31,520
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,560 1.59 1.76 $16.71 $34,750
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,510 1.19 1.32 $18.45 $38,370
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,510 1.52 1.68 $17.11 $35,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.82 0.91 $21.50 $44,720




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)
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 1,470 12.59 13.99 $18.67 $38,820
Anderson, SC 370 6.39 7.11 (8) (8)
Rome, GA 200 5.44 6.05 $20.15 $41,920
Logan, UT-ID 220 4.51 5.01 $15.71 $32,680
Decatur, AL 210 4.03 4.47 $22.08 $45,930
Dalton, GA 230 3.76 4.18 $15.91 $33,100
Sheboygan, WI 200 3.65 4.05 $18.82 $39,140
Pocatello, ID 120 3.55 3.95 $17.25 $35,890
Napa, CA 210 3.32 3.69 $22.51 $46,820
Racine, WI 230 3.18 3.53 $15.57 $32,380