Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend food or tobacco roasting, baking, or drying equipment, including hearth ovens, kiln driers, roasters, char kilns, and vacuum drying equipment.


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)
18,890 4.0 % $14.14 $29,410 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.81 $10.44 $13.31 $17.30 $21.34
Annual Wage (2) $18,320 $21,710 $27,680 $35,980 $44,380


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 4,020 1.38 $14.36 $29,880
Other Food Manufacturing 2,670 1.42 $15.55 $32,350
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,430 1.48 $13.21 $27,470
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,210 0.46 $12.60 $26,200
Other General Merchandise Stores 1,430 0.08 $13.01 $27,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tobacco Manufacturing 1,010 7.67 $18.32 $38,100
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,430 1.48 $13.21 $27,470
Other Food Manufacturing 2,670 1.42 $15.55 $32,350
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 4,020 1.38 $14.36 $29,880
Grain and Oilseed Milling 460 0.78 $17.31 $36,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 150 0.08 $21.89 $45,530
Tobacco Manufacturing 1,010 7.67 $18.32 $38,100
Grain and Oilseed Milling 460 0.78 $17.31 $36,000
Dairy Product Manufacturing 570 0.43 $16.93 $35,220
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 350 0.50 $16.72 $34,780


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)
Texas 2,120 0.19 1.35 $11.48 $23,880
Michigan 1,770 0.44 3.11 $15.43 $32,090
California 1,640 0.11 0.77 $13.46 $27,990
North Carolina 1,080 0.27 1.92 $17.67 $36,760
Ohio 940 0.18 1.30 $12.34 $25,660



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 490 0.79 5.62 $14.69 $30,550
Vermont 230 0.75 5.38 $16.64 $34,610
Michigan 1,770 0.44 3.11 $15.43 $32,090
South Dakota 140 0.34 2.40 $12.34 $25,670
Iowa 500 0.33 2.36 $15.59 $32,420



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 190 0.08 0.58 $20.83 $43,320
North Carolina 1,080 0.27 1.92 $17.67 $36,760
Minnesota 290 0.11 0.76 $17.04 $35,450
Nevada 70 0.06 0.43 $16.97 $35,290
Nebraska 150 0.16 1.12 $16.94 $35,230




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)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 760 1.86 13.32 $18.45 $38,380
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 620 0.16 1.18 $13.77 $28,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 470 0.20 1.41 $12.73 $26,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 450 0.16 1.14 $11.73 $24,390
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 430 0.19 1.36 $12.40 $25,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.10 0.74 $12.97 $26,980
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 340 0.46 3.30 $11.81 $24,550
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 310 0.06 0.42 $16.00 $33,280
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 0.25 1.82 $15.03 $31,260
Fresno, CA 230 0.70 4.98 $9.34 $19,420



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)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 760 1.86 13.32 $18.45 $38,380
Chico, CA 120 1.68 12.03 $15.21 $31,650
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 150 1.28 9.15 $18.65 $38,790
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 70 0.94 6.74 $19.15 $39,820
Yuba City, CA 30 0.87 6.21 $10.08 $20,960
Owensboro, KY 40 0.80 5.70 $14.92 $31,030
Fresno, CA 230 0.70 4.98 $9.34 $19,420
Provo-Orem, UT 130 0.69 4.94 $11.62 $24,160
Dothan, AL 30 0.63 4.53 $14.51 $30,190
Greensboro-High Point, NC 170 0.48 3.43 (8) (8)



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)
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 140 0.11 0.77 $22.95 $47,740
Jacksonville, FL 70 0.12 0.87 $21.72 $45,180
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 70 0.94 6.74 $19.15 $39,820
Eugene-Springfield, OR 40 0.27 1.93 $19.00 $39,520
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 150 1.28 9.15 $18.65 $38,790
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 760 1.86 13.32 $18.45 $38,380
Madison, WI 30 0.09 0.65 $18.23 $37,930
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 90 0.11 0.77 $17.32 $36,040
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 80 0.18 1.26 $17.31 $36,010
Visalia-Porterville, CA 50 0.35 2.50 $17.28 $35,930

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 1.90 13.58 $10.51 $21,870
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 140 2.13 15.24 $12.14 $25,250
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 130 2.53 18.07 $13.30 $27,660
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 1.23 8.80 $15.00 $31,200
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.39 2.76 $13.47 $28,010

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)
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 130 2.53 18.07 $13.30 $27,660
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 140 2.13 15.24 $12.14 $25,250
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 1.90 13.58 $10.51 $21,870
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.73 12.41 $17.20 $35,780
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 1.23 8.80 $15.00 $31,200

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.04 $19.41 $40,370
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 2.12 $18.29 $38,050
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.16 1.16 $17.50 $36,390
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.73 12.41 $17.20 $35,780
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 2.93 $17.09 $35,550


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015