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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Industry profile for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Geographic profile for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

National estimates for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
108,440 1.6 % $ 20.43 $ 42,490 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.06 $ 16.39 $ 18.47 $ 23.01 $ 28.83
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,250 $ 34,090 $ 38,420 $ 47,850 $ 59,970


Industry profile for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) 16,320 9.23 $ 19.84 $ 41,260
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 13,140 3.74 $ 21.06 $ 43,810
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 11,640 2.92 $ 20.95 $ 43,570
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 10,540 3.35 $ 21.16 $ 44,010
Animal Food Manufacturing 7,050 10.49 $ 18.73 $ 38,950

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Food Manufacturing 7,050 10.49 $ 18.73 $ 38,950
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) 16,320 9.23 $ 19.84 $ 41,260
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 5,310 5.15 $ 24.01 $ 49,930
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 13,140 3.74 $ 21.06 $ 43,810
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 10,540 3.35 $ 21.16 $ 44,010

Top paying industries for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 60 (7) $ 29.04 $ 60,400
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 30 0.01 $ 28.66 $ 59,610
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 150 0.11 $ 26.54 $ 55,210
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 2,050 2.34 $ 26.00 $ 54,090
Scientific Research and Development Services 410 0.05 $ 25.83 $ 53,720


Geographic profile for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

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



Map of employment of mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,600 0.64 0.83 $ 22.35 $ 46,490
Texas 7,450 0.61 0.79 $ 18.00 $ 37,440
Illinois 6,860 1.22 1.59 $ 21.65 $ 45,030
Indiana 5,730 1.92 2.49 $ 20.72 $ 43,100
Wisconsin 5,340 1.94 2.52 $ 20.87 $ 43,410


Map of location quotient of mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 5,340 1.94 2.52 $ 20.87 $ 43,410
Iowa 2,860 1.93 2.50 $ 20.16 $ 41,930
Indiana 5,730 1.92 2.49 $ 20.72 $ 43,100
Kansas 2,510 1.87 2.44 $ 18.67 $ 38,830
Delaware 640 1.47 1.91 $ 21.01 $ 43,700


Map of annual mean wages of mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 80 0.15 0.20 $ 26.25 $ 54,590
West Virginia 600 0.91 1.18 $ 24.27 $ 50,480
Maine 270 0.45 0.59 $ 24.24 $ 50,430
New Jersey 2,310 0.60 0.78 $ 23.11 $ 48,060
Washington 2,500 0.78 1.01 $ 23.06 $ 47,970



Map of employment of mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,250 1.24 1.61 $ 22.47 $ 46,740
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,510 0.40 0.53 $ 22.60 $ 47,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,510 0.61 0.80 $ 20.96 $ 43,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,280 0.88 1.15 $ 19.33 $ 40,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,180 0.61 0.79 $ 17.76 $ 36,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,970 0.68 0.88 $ 18.67 $ 38,830
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,660 1.65 2.14 $ 20.97 $ 43,620
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,650 0.73 0.95 $ 28.39 $ 59,040
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,620 0.61 0.79 $ 22.20 $ 46,170
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,550 0.86 1.12 $ 19.97 $ 41,540


Map of location quotient of mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Racine, WI 360 4.95 6.43 $ 19.02 $ 39,560
Dalton, GA 280 4.43 5.76 $ 17.34 $ 36,070
Kankakee, IL 160 3.87 5.02 $ 19.44 $ 40,440
Evansville, IN-KY 510 3.47 4.51 $ 19.91 $ 41,400
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 230 3.43 4.45 $ 20.66 $ 42,960
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 150 3.18 4.13 $ 25.03 $ 52,060
Bellingham, WA 260 3.15 4.10 $ 23.57 $ 49,030
Appleton, WI 360 3.02 3.92 $ 22.98 $ 47,800
Wausau, WI 200 3.00 3.90 $ 23.96 $ 49,830
Sumter, SC 110 2.99 3.89 $ 15.94 $ 33,160