Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend machines to wash or clean products, such as barrels or kegs, glass items, tin plate, food, pulp, coal, plastic, or rubber, to remove impurities.


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)
17,360 2.9 % $13.82 $28,750 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.96 $10.37 $12.94 $16.45 $20.28
Annual Wage (2) $18,650 $21,560 $26,910 $34,230 $42,180


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 2,470 0.51 $12.48 $25,970
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,560 1.13 $13.33 $27,730
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,550 0.95 $14.00 $29,130
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 1,390 0.48 $14.00 $29,110
Other Food Manufacturing 1,260 0.67 $13.24 $27,530

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,560 1.13 $13.33 $27,730
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,550 0.95 $14.00 $29,130
Dairy Product Manufacturing 960 0.72 $16.10 $33,500
Other Food Manufacturing 1,260 0.67 $13.24 $27,530
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 450 0.64 $13.98 $29,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 70 0.12 $20.07 $41,750
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 90 0.02 $19.36 $40,270
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 70 0.05 $18.81 $39,120
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 90 0.23 $18.77 $39,030
Rubber Product Manufacturing 90 0.07 $17.48 $36,350


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 2,550 0.17 1.31 $13.78 $28,650
Ohio 1,160 0.22 1.73 $14.68 $30,530
Indiana 1,080 0.37 2.90 $13.10 $27,250
Texas 920 0.08 0.64 $12.83 $26,690
Washington 860 0.30 2.32 $14.13 $29,390



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)
Delaware 240 0.57 4.41 $11.12 $23,140
Indiana 1,080 0.37 2.90 $13.10 $27,250
Washington 860 0.30 2.32 $14.13 $29,390
Idaho 180 0.29 2.26 $15.06 $31,330
Arkansas 340 0.29 2.28 $12.41 $25,820



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 640 0.11 0.86 $16.31 $33,920
South Carolina 290 0.16 1.21 $16.15 $33,590
Wisconsin 290 0.11 0.83 $15.70 $32,660
Utah 110 0.09 0.70 $15.59 $32,420
Kansas (8) (8) (8) $15.58 $32,400




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 810 0.20 1.56 $13.83 $28,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 520 0.14 1.08 $16.83 $35,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 340 0.14 1.11 $11.75 $24,430
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 330 0.36 2.78 $11.36 $23,630
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.20 1.59 $13.17 $27,400
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 260 4.44 34.59 $9.87 $20,530
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 260 0.09 0.71 $12.34 $25,660
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 250 0.24 1.89 $14.71 $30,600
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.16 1.24 $16.21 $33,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 200 0.09 0.68 $13.65 $28,380



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)
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 260 4.44 34.59 $9.87 $20,530
Gainesville, GA 140 1.77 13.77 $13.74 $28,580
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 170 1.74 13.55 $12.76 $26,550
Yakima, WA 80 0.96 7.48 $11.96 $24,880
Salinas, CA 130 0.84 6.58 $13.99 $29,100
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 30 0.77 5.98 $15.69 $32,640
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 90 0.72 5.57 (8) (8)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 70 0.63 4.87 $10.37 $21,570
Visalia-Porterville, CA 90 0.62 4.86 $17.26 $35,890
Waterbury, CT 40 0.61 4.75 $15.34 $31,900



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)
Sheboygan, WI 30 0.60 4.68 $20.76 $43,190
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 0.54 $18.23 $37,910
Pittsburgh, PA 60 0.05 0.42 $17.72 $36,850
Visalia-Porterville, CA 90 0.62 4.86 $17.26 $35,890
Asheville, NC 50 0.30 2.36 $17.20 $35,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 520 0.14 1.08 $16.83 $35,000
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 110 0.08 0.63 $16.73 $34,800
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 50 0.05 0.39 $16.67 $34,670
Salt Lake City, UT 60 0.09 0.73 $16.49 $34,300
Toledo, OH 50 0.18 1.38 $16.49 $34,290

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)
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 220 3.29 25.56 $13.72 $28,550
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 190 0.80 6.21 $16.24 $33,770
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 150 2.10 16.32 $11.61 $24,150
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.58 4.51 $17.58 $36,570
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 110 0.78 6.04 $11.95 $24,850

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 Washington nonmetropolitan area 220 3.29 25.56 $13.72 $28,550
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 150 2.10 16.32 $11.61 $24,150
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.89 6.90 $12.98 $27,010
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 190 0.80 6.21 $16.24 $33,770
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 110 0.78 6.04 $11.95 $24,850

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) $18.33 $38,140
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.58 4.51 $17.58 $36,570
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 3.47 $16.85 $35,060
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.29 2.28 $16.54 $34,400
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 190 0.80 6.21 $16.24 $33,770


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