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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Food Batchmakers
Industry profile for Food Batchmakers
Geographic profile for Food Batchmakers

National estimates for Food Batchmakers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Food Batchmakers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
153,270 2.0 % $ 16.81 $ 34,970 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Food Batchmakers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.00 $ 13.06 $ 15.72 $ 19.89 $ 24.32
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,890 $ 27,170 $ 32,710 $ 41,370 $ 50,580


Industry profile for Food Batchmakers: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Food Batchmakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 26,160 8.94 $ 16.96 $ 35,280
Other Food Manufacturing 23,970 10.53 $ 16.72 $ 34,790
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 23,210 14.09 $ 17.08 $ 35,530
Dairy Product Manufacturing 20,850 13.89 $ 17.87 $ 37,170
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 11,930 16.31 $ 16.49 $ 34,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Food Batchmakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 11,930 16.31 $ 16.49 $ 34,300
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 23,210 14.09 $ 17.08 $ 35,530
Dairy Product Manufacturing 20,850 13.89 $ 17.87 $ 37,170
Other Food Manufacturing 23,970 10.53 $ 16.72 $ 34,790
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 26,160 8.94 $ 16.96 $ 35,280

Top paying industries for Food Batchmakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 3,970 6.42 $ 21.40 $ 44,510
Beverage Manufacturing 3,000 1.15 $ 21.37 $ 44,440
Special Food Services (8) (8) $ 20.25 $ 42,110
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 90 0.02 $ 19.65 $ 40,870
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 90 0.03 $ 18.14 $ 37,730


Geographic profile for Food Batchmakers: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Food Batchmakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 15,650 0.95 0.86 $ 16.61 $ 34,550
Illinois 12,220 2.17 1.97 $ 18.19 $ 37,840
Wisconsin 10,640 3.93 3.56 $ 17.34 $ 36,070
Texas 8,190 0.68 0.61 $ 15.39 $ 32,020
Ohio 8,130 1.58 1.44 $ 16.45 $ 34,220




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Batchmakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 10,640 3.93 3.56 $ 17.34 $ 36,070
Iowa 4,420 3.01 2.73 $ 19.28 $ 40,110
Vermont 770 2.73 2.48 $ 19.17 $ 39,870
Idaho 1,790 2.48 2.25 $ 16.26 $ 33,810
Oregon 4,220 2.33 2.12 $ 16.40 $ 34,120




Top paying states for Food Batchmakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 4,660 1.46 1.32 $ 19.42 $ 40,400
Iowa 4,420 3.01 2.73 $ 19.28 $ 40,110
Alaska 200 0.67 0.61 $ 19.26 $ 40,070
Vermont 770 2.73 2.48 $ 19.17 $ 39,870
Rhode Island 150 0.33 0.30 $ 18.51 $ 38,510





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Food Batchmakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,640 1.75 1.59 $ 17.09 $ 35,550
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,500 0.85 0.77 $ 15.54 $ 32,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,760 0.99 0.90 $ 15.85 $ 32,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,110 1.68 1.53 $ 16.12 $ 33,520
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,470 1.26 1.15 $ 20.09 $ 41,790
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,440 0.68 0.62 $ 17.29 $ 35,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,090 1.83 1.66 $ 17.10 $ 35,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,800 0.69 0.62 $ 15.07 $ 31,350
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,700 1.17 1.06 $ 17.42 $ 36,220
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,660 0.62 0.56 $ 17.01 $ 35,390




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Batchmakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Joplin, MO 1,160 15.20 13.80 $ 16.16 $ 33,610
Kankakee, IL 500 11.75 10.66 $ 14.58 $ 30,330
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 880 11.27 10.23 $ 17.51 $ 36,420
Gettysburg, PA 330 10.89 9.88 $ 14.74 $ 30,670
Logan, UT-ID 450 7.62 6.92 $ 17.22 $ 35,820
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 280 7.25 6.58 $ 16.81 $ 34,950
Hammond, LA 300 7.05 6.40 $ 9.83 $ 20,450
Medford, OR 520 6.14 5.57 $ 14.69 $ 30,560
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 430 6.06 5.50 $ 16.73 $ 34,790
Fond du Lac, WI 260 6.03 5.47 $ 17.28 $ 35,950




Top paying metropolitan areas for Food Batchmakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Battle Creek, MI 120 2.44 2.22 $ 29.94 $ 62,280
Cedar Rapids, IA 600 4.37 3.97 $ 28.50 $ 59,290
Binghamton, NY 70 0.73 0.67 $ 25.96 $ 53,990
Port St. Lucie, FL 110 0.73 0.66 $ 25.93 $ 53,930
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 120 3.11 2.82 $ 23.28 $ 48,430
Leominster-Gardner, MA (8) (8) (8) $ 22.84 $ 47,520
Columbia, MO 210 2.43 2.20 $ 22.32 $ 46,420
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 360 1.56 1.42 $ 21.83 $ 45,410
Lancaster, PA 570 2.45 2.23 $ 21.48 $ 44,680
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 310 0.74 0.67 $ 21.44 $ 44,600

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Food Batchmakers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,480 7.56 6.86 $ 18.16 $ 37,770
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,190 4.99 4.53 $ 20.36 $ 42,350
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 1,160 5.51 5.00 $ 17.91 $ 37,250
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 1,140 3.65 3.31 $ 17.92 $ 37,270
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,070 3.99 3.62 $ 16.10 $ 33,500

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Batchmakers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 580 12.50 11.34 $ 18.76 $ 39,030
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,480 7.56 6.86 $ 18.16 $ 37,770
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 980 7.33 6.65 $ 16.71 $ 34,770
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 1,160 5.51 5.00 $ 17.91 $ 37,250
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,190 4.99 4.53 $ 20.36 $ 42,350

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Food Batchmakers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 21.36 $ 44,420
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 480 4.67 4.24 $ 21.26 $ 44,220
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 660 4.46 4.05 $ 21.09 $ 43,870
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 200 1.22 1.10 $ 20.41 $ 42,450
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,190 4.99 4.53 $ 20.36 $ 42,350


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