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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend machines to wash or clean products, such as barrels or kegs, glass items, tin plate, food, pulp, coal, plastic, or rubber, to remove impurities.


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)
17,630 4.1 % $15.91 $33,090 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.57 $12.14 $14.80 $18.41 $23.18
Annual Wage (2) $21,990 $25,250 $30,790 $38,300 $48,210


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)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,250 0.43 $14.82 $30,820
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,700 1.01 $15.56 $32,360
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,390 1.00 $16.22 $33,730
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 1,280 0.41 $15.01 $31,210
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,000 0.69 $18.12 $37,690

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,700 1.01 $15.56 $32,360
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,390 1.00 $16.22 $33,730
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,000 0.69 $18.12 $37,690
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 150 0.48 $14.97 $31,140
Other Food Manufacturing 970 0.43 $15.38 $31,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 510 0.17 $25.50 $53,030
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 240 0.39 $22.44 $46,680
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 150 0.17 $21.54 $44,800
Rubber Product Manufacturing 270 0.20 $19.36 $40,270
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) 330 0.19 $19.15 $39,830


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)
Texas 2,130 0.18 1.44 $14.30 $29,750
California 2,090 0.12 1.01 $18.79 $39,090
Ohio 1,100 0.20 1.67 $16.54 $34,410
Pennsylvania 1,050 0.18 1.47 $18.53 $38,540
Tennessee 720 0.25 2.01 $16.62 $34,570




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)
Tennessee 720 0.25 2.01 $16.62 $34,570
Oklahoma 400 0.25 2.04 $13.08 $27,210
Missouri 680 0.24 1.98 $14.46 $30,090
South Dakota 90 0.22 1.83 $15.96 $33,190
South Carolina 430 0.21 1.72 $15.76 $32,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,090 0.12 1.01 $18.79 $39,090
West Virginia 40 0.06 0.51 $18.78 $39,050
Utah 190 0.13 1.06 $18.53 $38,540
Pennsylvania 1,050 0.18 1.47 $18.53 $38,540
Arizona 240 0.09 0.70 $18.22 $37,900





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 710 0.20 1.64 $14.30 $29,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 640 0.22 1.77 $12.67 $26,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 600 0.10 0.80 $16.59 $34,500
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 560 0.06 0.49 $15.52 $32,280
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 550 0.12 0.97 $13.75 $28,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 500 0.17 1.43 $18.53 $38,540
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 400 0.15 1.20 $15.16 $31,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 300 0.13 1.03 $24.79 $51,570
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 280 0.27 2.25 $14.44 $30,040
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 240 0.11 0.94 $18.22 $37,890




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 210 2.48 20.40 $13.35 $27,760
Logan, UT-ID 90 1.66 13.66 $19.63 $40,830
Waterbury, CT 50 0.67 5.46 $15.93 $33,130
Merced, CA 40 0.61 4.97 $22.76 $47,350
Modesto, CA 90 0.47 3.89 $20.29 $42,200
Fresno, CA 130 0.34 2.79 $14.19 $29,520
Columbia, SC 120 0.32 2.61 $14.88 $30,940
Stockton-Lodi, CA 70 0.30 2.49 $21.40 $44,520
Lancaster, PA 70 0.27 2.22 $15.46 $32,150
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 280 0.27 2.25 $14.44 $30,040




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 300 0.13 1.03 $24.79 $51,570
Pittsburgh, PA 100 0.09 0.75 $24.03 $49,980
Merced, CA 40 0.61 4.97 $22.76 $47,350
Knoxville, TN 80 0.21 1.75 $22.60 $47,000
Stockton-Lodi, CA 70 0.30 2.49 $21.40 $44,520
Modesto, CA 90 0.47 3.89 $20.29 $42,200
Provo-Orem, UT 40 0.18 1.46 $19.99 $41,570
Logan, UT-ID 90 1.66 13.66 $19.63 $40,830
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 500 0.17 1.43 $18.53 $38,540
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 60 0.12 0.96 $18.51 $38,490

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 280 1.02 8.36 $17.71 $36,830
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 200 2.07 17.02 $15.98 $33,250
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 160 1.50 12.29 $19.13 $39,780
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 5.66 $11.99 $24,940
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.70 5.74 $18.13 $37,700

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 200 2.07 17.02 $15.98 $33,250
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 160 1.50 12.29 $19.13 $39,780
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 280 1.02 8.36 $17.71 $36,830
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.75 6.15 $12.51 $26,030
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.70 5.74 $18.13 $37,700

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.44 $42,520
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 160 1.50 12.29 $19.13 $39,780
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.55 $18.20 $37,850
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.70 5.74 $18.13 $37,700
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.88 $37,200


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019