Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
16,460 2.9 % $13.56 $28,210 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.83 $10.25 $12.73 $16.08 $19.86
Annual Wage (2) $18,370 $21,310 $26,480 $33,450 $41,310


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 2,630 0.54 $12.44 $25,880
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 1,420 0.50 $13.42 $27,920
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,270 0.76 $13.14 $27,330
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,070 0.78 $13.97 $29,060
Other Food Manufacturing 1,040 0.58 $12.79 $26,610

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 1,070 0.78 $13.97 $29,060
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,270 0.76 $13.14 $27,330
Dairy Product Manufacturing 850 0.64 $15.10 $31,400
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 420 0.62 $13.21 $27,480
Other Food Manufacturing 1,040 0.58 $12.79 $26,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $22.47 $46,740
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 70 0.05 $20.40 $42,430
Coal Mining 40 0.05 $20.34 $42,300
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 70 0.12 $19.42 $40,400
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 90 0.23 $18.09 $37,620


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 2,270 0.15 1.24 $13.64 $28,380
Ohio 1,430 0.28 2.25 $14.82 $30,820
Texas 950 0.09 0.70 $12.70 $26,410
Indiana 820 0.29 2.31 $14.43 $30,000
Washington 810 0.29 2.30 $13.72 $28,540




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)
Nebraska 430 0.47 3.77 $10.57 $21,990
Delaware 150 0.37 2.95 $11.00 $22,880
Mississippi 340 0.32 2.55 $10.50 $21,850
Idaho 180 0.30 2.40 $12.20 $25,370
Washington 810 0.29 2.30 $13.72 $28,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 100 0.14 1.10 $16.96 $35,280
Maine 30 0.06 0.44 $16.70 $34,740
Nevada 70 0.06 0.51 $15.80 $32,870
Kansas 220 0.16 1.31 $15.31 $31,840
New Hampshire 100 0.16 1.27 $15.16 $31,530





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 710 0.18 1.45 $12.73 $26,490
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 460 0.12 0.99 $13.72 $28,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 340 0.12 1.00 $12.13 $25,230
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.22 1.74 $13.10 $27,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 310 0.13 1.07 $11.51 $23,950
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 300 0.32 2.61 $12.28 $25,540
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 270 0.27 2.17 $15.84 $32,940
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.14 1.12 $14.37 $29,890
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.16 1.25 $16.26 $33,830
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 210 0.21 1.72 $14.81 $30,800




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 150 2.57 20.71 $9.79 $20,370
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 180 1.85 14.92 $12.19 $25,360
Gainesville, GA 130 1.72 13.89 $13.50 $28,070
Sheboygan, WI 40 0.78 6.29 $17.13 $35,630
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 80 0.73 5.89 (8) (8)
Peoria, IL 120 0.65 5.23 $12.58 $26,170
Visalia-Porterville, CA 90 0.64 5.15 $17.96 $37,360
Fort Smith, AR-OK 60 0.56 4.48 $10.82 $22,510
Waterbury, CT 40 0.55 4.47 $15.07 $31,350
Salem, OR 70 0.47 3.82 $13.77 $28,630




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)
Appleton, WI (8) (8) (8) $18.88 $39,260
Akron, OH 80 0.24 1.96 $18.52 $38,530
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.54 $18.32 $38,100
Visalia-Porterville, CA 90 0.64 5.15 $17.96 $37,360
Sheboygan, WI 40 0.78 6.29 $17.13 $35,630
Asheville, NC 50 0.32 2.56 $16.99 $35,350
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.05 0.38 $16.99 $35,330
Pittsburgh, PA 50 0.04 0.35 $16.92 $35,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.16 1.25 $16.26 $33,830
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $15.97 $33,220

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 210 0.77 6.24 $12.38 $25,740
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 190 2.93 23.65 $13.63 $28,340
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.83 6.65 $17.49 $36,390
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 160 0.70 5.64 $16.03 $33,340
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 150 2.14 17.23 $11.00 $22,880

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 190 2.93 23.65 $13.63 $28,340
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 2.16 17.39 $13.77 $28,630
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 150 2.14 17.23 $11.00 $22,880
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 7.39 $9.53 $19,830
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.89 7.16 $14.57 $30,310

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.53 4.26 $21.22 $44,140
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.83 6.65 $17.49 $36,390
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.45 3.63 $17.31 $36,000
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 3.51 $16.66 $34,640
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 160 0.70 5.64 $16.03 $33,340


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