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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-3092 Food Batchmakers

Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.


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)
159,390 1.9 % $15.92 $33,120 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.44 $12.18 $14.80 $18.93 $23.46
Annual Wage (2) $21,720 $25,340 $30,790 $39,380 $48,790


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)
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 28,840 9.17 $15.88 $33,040
Other Food Manufacturing 24,360 10.83 $15.76 $32,770
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 22,180 13.17 $16.04 $33,370
Dairy Product Manufacturing 21,100 13.97 $17.03 $35,420
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 13,560 17.48 $16.64 $34,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 13,560 17.48 $16.64 $34,600
Dairy Product Manufacturing 21,100 13.97 $17.03 $35,420
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 22,180 13.17 $16.04 $33,370
Other Food Manufacturing 24,360 10.83 $15.76 $32,770
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 28,840 9.17 $15.88 $33,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 3,020 1.11 $20.13 $41,860
Grain and Oilseed Milling 4,150 6.85 $19.21 $39,950
Traveler Accommodation 40 (7) $17.94 $37,310
Special Food Services (8) (8) $17.90 $37,220
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 70 0.02 $17.51 $36,430


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 17,380 1.00 0.92 $15.12 $31,460
Illinois 12,230 2.03 1.87 $17.54 $36,470
Texas 10,390 0.84 0.77 $14.23 $29,590
Wisconsin 8,390 2.92 2.69 $16.48 $34,270
New York 7,630 0.80 0.74 $15.28 $31,790




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)
Idaho 2,370 3.26 3.00 $15.86 $32,980
Wisconsin 8,390 2.92 2.69 $16.48 $34,270
Vermont 840 2.74 2.53 $17.91 $37,240
Iowa 3,720 2.40 2.21 $18.38 $38,230
Missouri 6,020 2.13 1.97 $16.95 $35,250




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 3,720 2.40 2.21 $18.38 $38,230
Tennessee 5,770 1.92 1.77 $18.27 $38,010
Alaska 340 1.08 0.99 $18.01 $37,450
Vermont 840 2.74 2.53 $17.91 $37,240
Maryland 1,980 0.73 0.68 $17.85 $37,130





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-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,680 1.64 1.51 $16.91 $35,170
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,060 0.73 0.67 $14.56 $30,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,360 1.02 0.94 $14.34 $29,830
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,990 0.82 0.75 $16.13 $33,560
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,980 1.47 1.36 $18.42 $38,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,670 1.35 1.25 $16.91 $35,180
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,190 1.81 1.67 $15.06 $31,320
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 2,170 2.18 2.01 $18.55 $38,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,130 1.00 0.92 $13.87 $28,850
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,750 0.63 0.58 $16.81 $34,970