Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
43,690 3.8 % $12.11 $25,190 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.47 $9.61 $11.43 $13.98 $17.10
Annual Wage (2) $17,620 $19,980 $23,780 $29,090 $35,560


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 14,560 3.00 $11.89 $24,720
Other Food Manufacturing 3,580 1.91 $13.80 $28,690
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 3,280 2.00 $11.84 $24,620
Employment Services 3,110 0.09 $10.13 $21,070
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 2,180 0.75 $13.39 $27,860

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 14,560 3.00 $11.89 $24,720
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 3,280 2.00 $11.84 $24,620
Other Food Manufacturing 3,580 1.91 $13.80 $28,690
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 540 1.63 $11.40 $23,700
Grain and Oilseed Milling 910 1.53 $14.90 $30,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,330 1.00 $16.56 $34,440
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 460 0.66 $15.95 $33,170
Grain and Oilseed Milling 910 1.53 $14.90 $30,980
Beverage Manufacturing (8) (8) $14.52 $30,210
Animal Food Manufacturing 310 0.56 $14.39 $29,920


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)
Iowa 4,780 3.16 9.77 $12.84 $26,710
Minnesota 3,760 1.38 4.26 $13.61 $28,310
Texas 3,380 0.30 0.93 $10.73 $22,320
Arkansas 3,270 2.82 8.72 $11.04 $22,950
California 2,450 0.16 0.50 $12.37 $25,730



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)
Iowa 4,780 3.16 9.77 $12.84 $26,710
Arkansas 3,270 2.82 8.72 $11.04 $22,950
Minnesota 3,760 1.38 4.26 $13.61 $28,310
Maryland 2,110 0.83 2.56 $11.60 $24,120
Kentucky 1,360 0.75 2.32 $11.24 $23,390



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 390 0.62 1.93 $15.30 $31,830
Wisconsin 620 0.23 0.71 $15.09 $31,380
Massachusetts 640 0.19 0.60 $14.12 $29,380
North Dakota 70 0.17 0.52 $13.99 $29,090
Oregon 720 0.43 1.33 $13.76 $28,620




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 1,760 0.97 2.99 $13.64 $28,360
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,610 0.43 1.33 $12.14 $25,250
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 1,040 4.83 14.93 $10.67 $22,190
Baltimore-Towson, MD 690 0.53 1.65 (8) (8)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 550 0.25 0.76 $10.30 $21,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.13 0.42 $11.18 $23,260
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 530 0.19 0.58 $10.50 $21,830
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.47 1.47 $11.11 $23,100
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 450 1.30 4.03 $13.28 $27,620
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 420 0.89 2.76 $10.68 $22,200



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)
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 1,040 4.83 14.93 $10.67 $22,190
Fort Smith, AR-OK 410 3.59 11.10 $9.90 $20,590
St. Cloud, MN 220 2.16 6.68 $14.78 $30,740
Rochester, MN 170 1.66 5.14 $14.46 $30,070
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 450 1.30 4.03 $13.28 $27,620
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 60 1.09 3.38 $10.58 $22,000
Dover, DE 70 1.08 3.35 $12.32 $25,620
Amarillo, TX 110 1.02 3.16 $12.62 $26,260
Logan, UT-ID 50 0.98 3.03 $15.00 $31,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,760 0.97 2.99 $13.64 $28,360



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)
Eugene-Springfield, OR 40 0.31 0.95 $16.95 $35,260
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.11 $15.78 $32,820
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 80 0.83 2.56 $15.18 $31,570
Logan, UT-ID 50 0.98 3.03 $15.00 $31,200
Grand Junction, CO 30 0.54 1.68 $14.80 $30,780
St. Cloud, MN 220 2.16 6.68 $14.78 $30,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 0.34 $14.53 $30,220
Rochester, MN 170 1.66 5.14 $14.46 $30,070
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 60 0.33 1.03 $14.37 $29,880
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 130 0.16 0.49 $14.32 $29,790

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 Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 850 4.93 15.24 $14.41 $29,960
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 610 5.00 15.46 $11.18 $23,260
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 460 1.19 3.69 $14.02 $29,160
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 430 5.47 16.93 $10.98 $22,840
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 370 1.56 4.83 $11.67 $24,260

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)
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 430 5.47 16.93 $10.98 $22,840
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 610 5.00 15.46 $11.18 $23,260
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 850 4.93 15.24 $14.41 $29,960
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 180 2.54 7.87 $12.27 $25,520
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 300 2.41 7.45 $13.12 $27,290

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.12 $39,760
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.78 $16.13 $33,540
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.05 $31,290
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 850 4.93 15.24 $14.41 $29,960
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.73 2.27 $14.19 $29,520


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