Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-3099 Food Processing Workers, All Other

All food processing workers not listed separately


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)
43,400 2.8 % $12.07 $25,110 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.43 $9.62 $11.27 $13.89 $17.23
Annual Wage (2) $17,530 $20,010 $23,450 $28,880 $35,850


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)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 14,200 2.93 $11.79 $24,530
Other General Merchandise Stores 9,420 0.53 $11.31 $23,520
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 3,380 2.03 $13.05 $27,140
Other Food Manufacturing 2,870 1.61 $13.65 $28,390
Dairy Product Manufacturing 2,180 1.64 $15.16 $31,530

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 14,200 2.93 $11.79 $24,530
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 3,380 2.03 $13.05 $27,140
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 630 1.87 $12.40 $25,800
Dairy Product Manufacturing 2,180 1.64 $15.16 $31,530
Other Food Manufacturing 2,870 1.61 $13.65 $28,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 700 1.03 $15.73 $32,730
Grain and Oilseed Milling 640 1.08 $15.27 $31,770
Dairy Product Manufacturing 2,180 1.64 $15.16 $31,530
Beverage Manufacturing 170 0.09 $13.86 $28,830
Animal Food Manufacturing 200 0.38 $13.79 $28,680


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)
Minnesota 3,950 1.47 4.49 $12.75 $26,510
Texas 3,860 0.35 1.08 $10.74 $22,340
Iowa 3,220 2.16 6.59 $12.70 $26,410
Illinois 2,930 0.51 1.57 $12.40 $25,790
Arkansas 2,910 2.52 7.71 $10.84 $22,550




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 2,910 2.52 7.71 $10.84 $22,550
Iowa 3,220 2.16 6.59 $12.70 $26,410
Minnesota 3,950 1.47 4.49 $12.75 $26,510
Missouri 2,500 0.95 2.90 $11.66 $24,260
Kentucky 1,530 0.86 2.62 $13.52 $28,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 760 0.33 1.01 $15.82 $32,910
Massachusetts 500 0.15 0.47 $14.99 $31,190
Wisconsin 1,200 0.44 1.35 $14.94 $31,080
Idaho 260 0.42 1.30 $14.31 $29,770
Michigan 590 0.15 0.45 $13.74 $28,590





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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,030 1.13 3.46 $12.58 $26,170
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,990 0.54 1.64 $12.12 $25,210
Baltimore-Towson, MD 730 0.57 1.75 $13.74 $28,580
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 640 0.23 0.71 $11.04 $22,960
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 640 0.30 0.91 $9.95 $20,710
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 580 0.33 1.00 $10.86 $22,580
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 490 0.38 1.16 $17.53 $36,460
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 460 0.64 1.95 $10.90 $22,670
Fort Smith, AR-OK 380 3.41 10.42 $9.70 $20,180
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 370 0.81 2.48 $10.60 $22,050




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)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 380 3.41 10.42 $9.70 $20,180
St. Cloud, MN 240 2.51 7.67 $13.57 $28,220
Amarillo, TX 240 2.17 6.63 $13.22 $27,490
Rochester, MN 180 1.73 5.27 $13.88 $28,870
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 100 1.40 4.27 $11.46 $23,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,030 1.13 3.46 $12.58 $26,170
Logan, UT-ID 60 1.10 3.37 $14.43 $30,010
New Bedford, MA 60 1.01 3.08 $10.31 $21,440
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 60 1.00 3.06 $10.29 $21,390
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 90 0.87 2.65 $16.00 $33,270




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 490 0.38 1.16 $17.53 $36,460
Grand Forks, ND-MN (8) (8) (8) $17.15 $35,670
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 90 0.87 2.65 $16.00 $33,270
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 210 0.12 0.36 $15.55 $32,340
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.11 $14.76 $30,700
Logan, UT-ID 60 1.10 3.37 $14.43 $30,010
Boise City-Nampa, ID 140 0.51 1.56 $14.38 $29,910
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.03 $14.06 $29,250
Wichita, KS 140 0.50 1.53 $14.02 $29,160
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 0.39 $13.90 $28,920

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 750 3.38 10.31 $13.15 $27,350
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 690 4.01 12.25 $13.57 $28,230
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 570 8.42 25.73 $10.14 $21,100
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 500 6.41 19.58 $11.00 $22,870
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 500 4.00 12.21 $10.81 $22,490

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)
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 570 8.42 25.73 $10.14 $21,100
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 500 6.41 19.58 $11.00 $22,870
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 690 4.01 12.25 $13.57 $28,230
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 500 4.00 12.21 $10.81 $22,490
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 750 3.38 10.31 $13.15 $27,350

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 1.63 $18.25 $37,970
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.43 $34,180
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 220 0.76 2.33 $16.37 $34,050
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 330 2.12 6.47 $15.14 $31,490
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 340 1.67 5.11 $14.54 $30,240


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