Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients. Excludes "Food Batchmakers" (51-3092).


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)
122,670 1.7 % $17.28 $35,950 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.22 $12.78 $16.51 $21.08 $25.92
Annual Wage (2) $21,260 $26,580 $34,340 $43,850 $53,910


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)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 13,330 4.88 $17.45 $36,290
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 9,780 9.49 $16.38 $34,070
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 9,530 11.52 $18.14 $37,720
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 9,390 16.39 $17.60 $36,610
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 7,170 4.06 $17.19 $35,760

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 9,390 16.39 $17.60 $36,610
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 9,530 11.52 $18.14 $37,720
Animal Food Manufacturing 5,350 9.80 $15.14 $31,500
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 9,780 9.49 $16.38 $34,070
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 3,240 9.04 $16.24 $33,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 60 0.03 $26.75 $55,650
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 150 0.03 $23.81 $49,520
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 80 0.08 $22.94 $47,720
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,940 1.85 $22.52 $46,850
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 60 0.23 $20.71 $43,080


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 11,570 0.77 0.84 $16.31 $33,920
Texas 9,330 0.83 0.92 $16.28 $33,870
New York 8,080 0.92 1.01 $18.30 $38,060
Ohio 8,000 1.54 1.70 $17.56 $36,510
Pennsylvania 6,070 1.07 1.18 $18.33 $38,130



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)
Wisconsin 4,540 1.66 1.83 $17.80 $37,020
Iowa 2,460 1.62 1.79 $17.66 $36,720
Ohio 8,000 1.54 1.70 $17.56 $36,510
Nebraska 1,370 1.46 1.60 $16.86 $35,070
Tennessee 3,880 1.41 1.55 $17.09 $35,540



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 80 0.23 0.25 $26.71 $55,560
Louisiana 1,410 0.73 0.81 $22.03 $45,820
Maine 360 0.62 0.68 $21.61 $44,950
North Dakota 150 0.34 0.37 $19.69 $40,960
Minnesota 1,810 0.66 0.73 $19.30 $40,150




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 3,720 0.99 1.09 $17.69 $36,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,360 0.83 0.91 $14.50 $30,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,920 1.03 1.13 $17.16 $35,690
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,540 0.47 0.52 $18.10 $37,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,040 0.85 0.94 $16.79 $34,920
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,010 1.08 1.19 $21.20 $44,090
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,950 1.54 1.70 $15.73 $32,730
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,780 1.76 1.94 $19.52 $40,610
Rochester, NY 1,770 3.58 3.94 $18.63 $38,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,680 0.75 0.83 $16.40 $34,110



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)
Rome, GA 310 8.67 9.56 $20.04 $41,680
Jonesboro, AR 370 7.30 8.05 $20.62 $42,900
Anderson, SC 320 5.31 5.85 $20.07 $41,750
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 190 4.51 4.97 $14.46 $30,070
Decatur, AL 220 4.27 4.70 $21.41 $44,530
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 270 4.19 4.61 $19.09 $39,710
Racine, WI 300 4.06 4.47 $15.37 $31,980
Fond du Lac, WI 170 3.76 4.14 $18.79 $39,070
Sandusky, OH 130 3.68 4.06 $22.11 $46,000
Rochester, NY 1,770 3.58 3.94 $18.63 $38,750