Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
34,640 7.3 % $14.15 $29,430 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.00 $10.23 $13.35 $17.20 $21.26
Annual Wage (2) $18,720 $21,270 $27,760 $35,780 $44,210


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)
Other Food Manufacturing 6,670 3.43 $16.85 $35,050
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,260 1.09 $13.74 $28,580
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 5,080 3.08 $15.06 $31,320
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 4,280 1.44 $13.63 $28,350
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 3,570 0.04 $10.72 $22,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Food Manufacturing 6,670 3.43 $16.85 $35,050
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 5,080 3.08 $15.06 $31,320
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,500 2.08 $13.58 $28,250
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 4,280 1.44 $13.63 $28,350
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,260 1.09 $13.74 $28,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Food Manufacturing 6,670 3.43 $16.85 $35,050
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,450 1.06 $16.18 $33,660
Animal Food Manufacturing 250 0.44 $15.48 $32,190
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 5,080 3.08 $15.06 $31,320
Grain and Oilseed Milling (8) (8) $14.44 $30,040


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 3,570 0.23 0.92 $13.98 $29,070
Illinois 3,510 0.60 2.39 $13.39 $27,840
Texas 2,530 0.22 0.87 $12.06 $25,090
New York 2,330 0.26 1.03 $12.91 $26,860
Pennsylvania 1,590 0.28 1.11 $17.05 $35,470



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)
Arkansas 800 0.68 2.72 $13.87 $28,860
Illinois 3,510 0.60 2.39 $13.39 $27,840
Idaho 380 0.59 2.35 $14.09 $29,310
South Dakota 210 0.50 2.01 $13.92 $28,940
Iowa 750 0.49 1.94 $14.57 $30,300



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia (8) (8) (8) $18.53 $38,540
Pennsylvania 1,590 0.28 1.11 $17.05 $35,470
Massachusetts 360 0.11 0.42 $16.65 $34,640
Indiana 910 0.31 1.24 $16.22 $33,740
Wisconsin 950 0.34 1.36 $16.07 $33,430




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-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.37 1.48 $13.49 $28,050
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.19 0.76 $10.57 $21,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 840 0.20 0.81 $12.02 $25,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 570 0.25 0.98 $11.05 $22,980
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 560 0.43 1.70 $12.41 $25,800
Joplin, MO 420 5.45 21.69 $16.51 $34,330
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.25 0.99 $13.35 $27,770
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 350 0.56 2.25 $16.61 $34,550
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 350 0.27 1.09 $13.17 $27,380
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 340 0.31 1.23 $11.15 $23,190



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 420 5.45 21.69 $16.51 $34,330
Janesville-Beloit, WI 150 2.44 9.72 $17.00 $35,350
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 120 2.07 8.26 $18.33 $38,120
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 150 1.78 7.08 $16.63 $34,590
York-Hanover, PA 300 1.72 6.83 $18.32 $38,090
Fond du Lac, WI 80 1.71 6.83 $12.24 $25,450
Williamsport, PA 70 1.40 5.56 $20.27 $42,160
Evansville, IN-KY 180 1.15 4.58 $14.14 $29,420
Dothan, AL 60 1.02 4.06 $10.23 $21,280
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 40 1.01 4.00 $18.64 $38,770



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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.30 $26.97 $56,090
Merced, CA 30 0.48 1.92 $20.69 $43,040
Williamsport, PA 70 1.40 5.56 $20.27 $42,160
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $19.76 $41,110
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 40 1.01 4.00 $18.64 $38,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $18.51 $38,500
Pittsburgh, PA 190 0.17 0.67 $18.42 $38,320
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 120 2.07 8.26 $18.33 $38,120
York-Hanover, PA 300 1.72 6.83 $18.32 $38,090
Green Bay, WI 80 0.49 1.93 $17.84 $37,100

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)
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 390 3.39 13.51 $16.10 $33,490
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 360 1.98 7.87 $13.71 $28,520
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.78 3.12 $14.82 $30,830
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.77 3.08 $14.09 $29,300
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.95 3.79 $12.41 $25,820

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)
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 390 3.39 13.51 $16.10 $33,490
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 360 1.98 7.87 $13.71 $28,520
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 140 1.31 5.20 $16.14 $33,580
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.18 4.68 $13.27 $27,590
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 4.21 $12.21 $25,390

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)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.69 $38,870
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.67 2.68 $18.38 $38,220
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.74 $17.29 $35,970
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 140 1.31 5.20 $16.14 $33,580
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 390 3.39 13.51 $16.10 $33,490


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016