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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
160,160 2.2 % $15.43 $32,090 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.12 $11.63 $14.29 $18.56 $23.05
Annual Wage (2) $21,050 $24,180 $29,720 $38,610 $47,940


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 31,230 10.00 $14.95 $31,090
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 22,450 13.27 $15.63 $32,500
Other Food Manufacturing 22,230 9.92 $15.33 $31,880
Dairy Product Manufacturing 20,330 13.97 $17.29 $35,950
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 12,860 16.79 $15.94 $33,160

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 12,860 16.79 $15.94 $33,160
Dairy Product Manufacturing 20,330 13.97 $17.29 $35,950
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 22,450 13.27 $15.63 $32,500
Grain and Oilseed Milling 6,600 11.11 $16.68 $34,690
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 31,230 10.00 $14.95 $31,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 3,230 1.24 $19.26 $40,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $18.35 $38,170
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 150 0.03 $18.16 $37,780
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 50 0.02 $17.29 $35,950
Dairy Product Manufacturing 20,330 13.97 $17.29 $35,950


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 17,900 1.05 0.95 $14.95 $31,090
Illinois 12,750 2.13 1.92 $16.63 $34,590
Wisconsin 10,150 3.56 3.22 $16.77 $34,890
Texas 9,350 0.77 0.70 $13.95 $29,010
New York 8,220 0.88 0.79 $14.43 $30,000




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)
Wisconsin 10,150 3.56 3.22 $16.77 $34,890
Idaho 2,030 2.87 2.59 $15.02 $31,250
Iowa 3,890 2.53 2.28 $18.21 $37,880
Tennessee 6,890 2.33 2.10 $16.66 $34,660
Missouri 6,430 2.29 2.07 $16.67 $34,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 3,890 2.53 2.28 $18.21 $37,880
Minnesota 4,680 1.63 1.47 $16.99 $35,340
Wisconsin 10,150 3.56 3.22 $16.77 $34,890
New Jersey 3,030 0.75 0.68 $16.72 $34,780
Missouri 6,430 2.29 2.07 $16.67 $34,680





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,870 0.72 0.65 $13.90 $28,910
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,280 1.35 1.22 $17.03 $35,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,880 0.96 0.87 $14.00 $29,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,010 1.54 1.39 $16.62 $34,560
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,770 0.78 0.70 $15.85 $32,970
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 2,770 2.86 2.58 $16.44 $34,200
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,720 1.37 1.24 $16.41 $34,130
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,600 1.27 1.14 $13.44 $27,960
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,230 0.81 0.73 $15.97 $33,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,130 1.79 1.62 $14.75 $30,680