Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend cooking equipment, such as steam cooking vats, deep fry cookers, pressure cookers, kettles, and boilers, to prepare food products. Excludes "Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders" (51-3091).


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)
34,040 5.3 % $13.66 $28,410 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.59 $10.03 $12.86 $16.77 $20.57
Annual Wage (2) $17,880 $20,860 $26,750 $34,870 $42,780


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)
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 5,910 3.55 $14.77 $30,720
Other Food Manufacturing 5,230 2.93 $16.20 $33,690
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,150 1.06 $12.42 $25,840
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 4,100 1.44 $13.08 $27,210
Grocery Stores 2,590 0.10 $10.78 $22,420

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 5,910 3.55 $14.77 $30,720
Other Food Manufacturing 5,230 2.93 $16.20 $33,690
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,650 2.41 $13.34 $27,760
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 4,100 1.44 $13.08 $27,210
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,150 1.06 $12.42 $25,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Food Manufacturing 5,230 2.93 $16.20 $33,690
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,360 1.02 $15.88 $33,030
Other General Merchandise Stores 830 0.05 $15.65 $32,560
Grain and Oilseed Milling (8) (8) $14.97 $31,140
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 5,910 3.55 $14.77 $30,720


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)
Illinois 3,570 0.63 2.43 $13.07 $27,180
Texas 2,880 0.26 1.03 $11.79 $24,520
California 2,870 0.19 0.76 $13.93 $28,980
New York 2,450 0.28 1.11 $14.94 $31,080
Pennsylvania 1,570 0.28 1.09 $14.57 $30,300




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 530 0.86 3.34 $14.42 $29,990
Alabama 1,390 0.76 2.94 $10.81 $22,490
Illinois 3,570 0.63 2.43 $13.07 $27,180
Arkansas 670 0.58 2.26 $12.86 $26,760
Tennessee 1,470 0.55 2.13 $16.72 $34,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 1,260 0.47 1.83 $16.99 $35,340
Tennessee 1,470 0.55 2.13 $16.72 $34,770
Georgia 1,020 0.26 1.03 $15.90 $33,060
Colorado 120 0.05 0.21 $15.83 $32,930
Massachusetts 370 0.11 0.45 $15.80 $32,870





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 1,340 0.36 1.41 $12.73 $26,470
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 920 0.18 0.68 $13.61 $28,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 540 0.25 0.98 $10.81 $22,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.13 0.50 $12.72 $26,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 510 0.18 0.72 $11.30 $23,500
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 490 0.54 2.10 $14.41 $29,980
Rochester, NY 480 0.98 3.82 $16.23 $33,760
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 470 0.54 2.11 $11.54 $24,000
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 400 1.01 3.93 $15.47 $32,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 390 0.17 0.65 $11.50 $23,920




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)
Janesville, WI 230 3.78 14.74 $13.87 $28,840
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 120 2.03 7.92 $18.75 $39,010
Fort Smith, AR-OK 200 1.80 6.99 $12.46 $25,910
York-Hanover, PA 290 1.65 6.42 $14.53 $30,220
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 110 1.55 6.02 $15.16 $31,540
Williamsport, PA 60 1.10 4.30 (8) (8)
Jonesboro, AR 50 1.07 4.18 $13.83 $28,760
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 400 1.01 3.93 $15.47 $32,170
Rochester, NY 480 0.98 3.82 $16.23 $33,760
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 100 0.98 3.81 $16.61 $34,540




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)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 100 0.17 0.68 $20.36 $42,350
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 120 2.03 7.92 $18.75 $39,010
Stockton, CA 130 0.63 2.47 $18.09 $37,630
Columbia, SC 40 0.13 0.49 $17.74 $36,910
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 90 0.07 0.28 $17.68 $36,780
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.28 $17.52 $36,430
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.09 0.34 $16.84 $35,020
Pittsburgh, PA 160 0.14 0.56 $16.68 $34,690
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 100 0.98 3.81 $16.61 $34,540
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 30 0.85 3.30 $16.46 $34,250

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 530 2.78 10.84 $15.83 $32,940
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 380 3.27 12.73 $13.29 $27,640
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 330 1.81 7.04 $14.76 $30,690
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 320 4.44 17.31 $14.54 $30,250
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 300 0.76 2.97 $13.05 $27,150

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 320 4.44 17.31 $14.54 $30,250
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 380 3.27 12.73 $13.29 $27,640
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 530 2.78 10.84 $15.83 $32,940
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 330 1.81 7.04 $14.76 $30,690
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 1.59 6.20 (8) (8)

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 2.08 $21.10 $43,880
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.37 $38,220
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.46 1.77 $17.70 $36,810
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.51 1.99 $15.90 $33,080
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 530 2.78 10.84 $15.83 $32,940


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014