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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders
Industry profile for Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders
Geographic profile for Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

National estimates for Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,060 3.4 % $ 16.64 $ 34,600 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.57 $ 13.33 $ 15.49 $ 19.11 $ 23.91
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,060 $ 27,720 $ 32,230 $ 39,750 $ 49,740


Industry profile for Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,820 0.34 $ 14.73 $ 30,640
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 1,280 0.44 $ 17.14 $ 35,640
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,170 0.71 $ 16.37 $ 34,050
Other Food Manufacturing 1,040 0.46 $ 16.61 $ 34,540
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 850 0.65 $ 16.39 $ 34,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,170 0.71 $ 16.37 $ 34,050
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 850 0.65 $ 16.39 $ 34,100
Dairy Product Manufacturing 770 0.52 $ 19.17 $ 39,870
Other Food Manufacturing 1,040 0.46 $ 16.61 $ 34,540
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 1,280 0.44 $ 17.14 $ 35,640

Top paying industries for Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 110 0.12 $ 27.65 $ 57,510
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 120 0.22 $ 20.85 $ 43,380
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 240 0.29 $ 20.23 $ 42,070
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 180 0.31 $ 19.60 $ 40,770
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 400 0.10 $ 19.42 $ 40,380


Geographic profile for Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,600 0.10 0.96 $ 18.00 $ 37,440
Texas 1,540 0.13 1.26 $ 15.02 $ 31,230
Michigan 690 0.18 1.75 $ 16.52 $ 34,370
Ohio 660 0.13 1.27 $ 15.80 $ 32,870
Tennessee 650 0.22 2.22 $ 17.55 $ 36,510




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 470 0.30 2.96 $ 13.16 $ 27,370
Kentucky 480 0.27 2.64 $ 16.35 $ 34,020
Nebraska 240 0.26 2.57 $ 16.27 $ 33,840
Tennessee 650 0.22 2.22 $ 17.55 $ 36,510
South Dakota 90 0.21 2.08 $ 17.28 $ 35,930




Top paying states for Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 90 0.14 1.37 $ 20.69 $ 43,040
Oregon 90 0.05 0.48 $ 20.55 $ 42,750
Utah 180 0.12 1.20 $ 19.82 $ 41,220
Virginia 370 0.10 0.99 $ 19.29 $ 40,120
Pennsylvania 420 0.08 0.75 $ 18.08 $ 37,600





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 700 0.20 1.94 $ 14.89 $ 30,960
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 630 0.07 0.70 $ 16.35 $ 34,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 420 0.07 0.71 $ 18.26 $ 37,980
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 270 0.15 1.48 $ 17.29 $ 35,970
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 260 0.09 0.86 $ 15.16 $ 31,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 240 0.09 0.89 $ 15.24 $ 31,710
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 240 0.05 0.54 $ 13.75 $ 28,610
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 210 0.20 1.99 $ 16.92 $ 35,200
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 200 0.08 0.76 $ 18.20 $ 37,850
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 160 0.16 1.62 $ 14.67 $ 30,510




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 120 2.18 21.53 $ 20.32 $ 42,270
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 140 1.83 18.07 $ 15.89 $ 33,040
Fort Smith, AR-OK 160 1.53 15.12 $ 13.60 $ 28,280
Logan, UT-ID 60 1.00 9.94 $ 21.34 $ 44,380
Johnstown, PA 30 0.64 6.35 $ 19.10 $ 39,720
Stockton-Lodi, CA 140 0.57 5.69 $ 18.79 $ 39,080
Waterbury, CT 30 0.51 5.02 $ 19.85 $ 41,290
Racine, WI 30 0.47 4.69 $ 11.97 $ 24,890
Tulsa, OK 150 0.35 3.44 $ 13.74 $ 28,570
Modesto, CA 60 0.34 3.41 $ 20.30 $ 42,220




Top paying metropolitan areas for Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tuscaloosa, AL (8) (8) (8) $ 21.93 $ 45,620
Richmond, VA 60 0.10 1.00 $ 21.35 $ 44,410
Logan, UT-ID 60 1.00 9.94 $ 21.34 $ 44,380
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.05 0.47 $ 20.41 $ 42,450
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 120 2.18 21.53 $ 20.32 $ 42,270
Modesto, CA 60 0.34 3.41 $ 20.30 $ 42,220
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60 0.08 0.81 $ 20.25 $ 42,120
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 70 0.15 1.48 $ 19.85 $ 41,300
Waterbury, CT 30 0.51 5.02 $ 19.85 $ 41,290
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 0.33 $ 19.80 $ 41,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 1.21 11.98 $ 15.38 $ 31,990
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 180 1.96 19.37 $ 16.63 $ 34,580
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 110 0.77 7.64 $ 15.44 $ 32,120
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.42 4.13 $ 14.58 $ 30,330
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.51 5.05 $ 15.84 $ 32,940

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 180 1.96 19.37 $ 16.63 $ 34,580
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 1.21 11.98 $ 15.38 $ 31,990
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.88 8.75 $ 12.15 $ 25,280
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 110 0.77 7.64 $ 15.44 $ 32,120
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 5.28 $ 13.15 $ 27,350

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 20.34 $ 42,310
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 3.24 $ 18.85 $ 39,200
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.22 $ 18.42 $ 38,320
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 3.48 $ 18.08 $ 37,600
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 50 0.17 1.63 $ 17.23 $ 35,840


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