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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend cooking equipment, such as steam cooking vats, deep fry cookers, pressure cookers, kettles, and boilers, to prepare food products. Excludes "Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders" (51-3091).


National estimates for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
Industry profile for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
Geographic profile for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

National estimates for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
26,530 4.4 % $ 16.43 $ 34,180 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.09 $ 13.02 $ 15.87 $ 19.07 $ 23.24
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,070 $ 27,080 $ 33,010 $ 39,670 $ 48,330


Industry profile for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 6,060 3.68 $ 16.91 $ 35,180
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 4,530 0.85 $ 15.71 $ 32,680
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 4,030 1.38 $ 16.66 $ 34,640
Other Food Manufacturing 3,820 1.68 $ 16.84 $ 35,040
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,660 1.11 $ 18.84 $ 39,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 6,060 3.68 $ 16.91 $ 35,180
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,550 2.11 $ 18.02 $ 37,480
Other Food Manufacturing 3,820 1.68 $ 16.84 $ 35,040
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 4,030 1.38 $ 16.66 $ 34,640
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,660 1.11 $ 18.84 $ 39,180

Top paying industries for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 200 0.33 $ 22.80 $ 47,420
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,660 1.11 $ 18.84 $ 39,180
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,550 2.11 $ 18.02 $ 37,480
Rubber Product Manufacturing 30 0.03 $ 17.16 $ 35,680
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 6,060 3.68 $ 16.91 $ 35,180


Geographic profile for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,410 0.20 1.05 $ 13.58 $ 28,240
California 2,270 0.14 0.72 $ 16.52 $ 34,360
Wisconsin 1,550 0.57 2.99 $ 18.42 $ 38,310
Ohio 1,460 0.29 1.50 $ 17.13 $ 35,630
Georgia 1,230 0.29 1.50 $ 15.37 $ 31,970




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 720 1.00 5.26 $ 18.76 $ 39,010
Iowa 1,050 0.72 3.76 $ 18.29 $ 38,040
Wisconsin 1,550 0.57 2.99 $ 18.42 $ 38,310
Oklahoma 680 0.44 2.29 $ 15.74 $ 32,740
South Dakota 170 0.42 2.22 $ 15.78 $ 32,830




Top paying states for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 80 0.06 0.29 $ 21.09 $ 43,870
Colorado 470 0.18 0.95 $ 19.27 $ 40,080
Nebraska 300 0.32 1.69 $ 19.19 $ 39,920
Minnesota 450 0.16 0.86 $ 19.17 $ 39,870
Idaho 720 1.00 5.26 $ 18.76 $ 39,010





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,300 0.15 0.77 $ 15.11 $ 31,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 830 0.27 1.44 $ 14.27 $ 29,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 600 0.23 1.19 $ 14.20 $ 29,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 570 0.10 0.52 $ 16.49 $ 34,300
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 560 0.13 0.68 $ 17.11 $ 35,590
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 430 0.17 0.87 $ 16.19 $ 33,680
Boise City, ID 380 1.13 5.92 $ 18.89 $ 39,290
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 340 0.10 0.50 $ 14.93 $ 31,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 280 0.15 0.79 $ 18.85 $ 39,210
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 280 0.21 1.13 $ 15.34 $ 31,900




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 180 2.30 12.04 $ 17.85 $ 37,120
Walla Walla, WA 60 2.23 11.67 $ 16.02 $ 33,320
Boise City, ID 380 1.13 5.92 $ 18.89 $ 39,290
Appleton, WI 130 1.12 5.86 $ 17.92 $ 37,270
Kennewick-Richland, WA 130 1.12 5.85 $ 18.09 $ 37,630
Lebanon, PA 50 1.08 5.64 $ 15.52 $ 32,270
Janesville-Beloit, WI 70 1.07 5.62 $ 17.61 $ 36,630
Lancaster, PA 200 0.86 4.52 $ 16.85 $ 35,050
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 50 0.84 4.41 $ 16.57 $ 34,470
Topeka, KS 90 0.82 4.30 $ 14.92 $ 31,030




Top paying metropolitan areas for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merced, CA 30 0.43 2.26 $ 24.64 $ 51,250
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 130 0.28 1.48 $ 22.57 $ 46,950
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 200 0.33 1.72 $ 21.16 $ 44,010
Green Bay, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 19.42 $ 40,390
Madison, WI 200 0.52 2.73 $ 19.20 $ 39,930
York-Hanover, PA 60 0.33 1.75 $ 18.91 $ 39,340
Boise City, ID 380 1.13 5.92 $ 18.89 $ 39,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 280 0.15 0.79 $ 18.85 $ 39,210
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 18.79 $ 39,070
Provo-Orem, UT 60 0.22 1.16 $ 18.55 $ 38,580

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 200 1.29 6.76 $ 15.80 $ 32,850
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.75 3.94 $ 18.62 $ 38,730
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 4.84 $ 15.67 $ 32,590
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.98 5.16 $ 17.10 $ 35,570
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.41 2.13 $ 16.48 $ 34,270

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 200 1.29 6.76 $ 15.80 $ 32,850
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.98 5.16 $ 17.10 $ 35,570
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 4.84 $ 15.67 $ 32,590
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 0.81 4.25 $ 19.49 $ 40,540
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 4.02 $ 19.73 $ 41,040

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 2.82 $ 20.76 $ 43,170
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 20.22 $ 42,070
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 4.02 $ 19.73 $ 41,040
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 1.64 $ 19.67 $ 40,910
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 0.81 4.25 $ 19.49 $ 40,540


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021