Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment Statistics
PRINT:Print
OES OES Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-3099 Food Processing Workers, All Other

All food processing workers not listed separately


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)
42,620 4.0 % $13.26 $27,590 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.98 $10.94 $12.44 $14.83 $17.97
Annual Wage (2) $20,770 $22,760 $25,870 $30,840 $37,390


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)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 4,050 0.41 $12.04 $25,040
Other Food Manufacturing 2,930 1.31 $13.40 $27,870
Employment Services 2,620 0.07 $12.30 $25,580
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,360 1.40 $15.25 $31,730
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 1,860 0.60 $14.70 $30,570

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 2,360 1.40 $15.25 $31,730
Other Food Manufacturing 2,930 1.31 $13.40 $27,870
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 760 0.99 $15.20 $31,620
Grain and Oilseed Milling 560 0.94 $16.39 $34,090
Dairy Product Manufacturing 910 0.63 $16.75 $34,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dairy Product Manufacturing 910 0.63 $16.75 $34,850
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 80 0.03 $16.75 $34,840
Grain and Oilseed Milling 560 0.94 $16.39 $34,090
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 450 (7) $15.51 $32,260
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,360 1.40 $15.25 $31,730


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 5,430 0.32 1.09 $13.67 $28,430
Arkansas 4,930 4.07 13.82 $12.18 $25,340
Texas 3,380 0.28 0.95 $12.79 $26,590
Ohio 2,710 0.50 1.70 $13.37 $27,820
Louisiana 1,740 0.91 3.08 $11.30 $23,500




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)
Arkansas 4,930 4.07 13.82 $12.18 $25,340
Louisiana 1,740 0.91 3.08 $11.30 $23,500
Mississippi 850 0.76 2.58 $11.51 $23,930
Iowa 1,150 0.75 2.54 $16.69 $34,710
Delaware 340 0.75 2.54 $13.92 $28,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 110 0.15 0.52 $17.60 $36,610
North Dakota 180 0.43 1.46 $17.36 $36,120
Vermont 210 0.68 2.30 $16.86 $35,070
Iowa 1,150 0.75 2.54 $16.69 $34,710
Washington 320 0.10 0.33 $16.40 $34,100





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,340 0.38 1.30 $13.61 $28,320
Fort Smith, AR-OK 1,360 12.57 42.69 $11.57 $24,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 810 0.23 0.77 $12.23 $25,440
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 800 0.54 1.84 $13.34 $27,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 700 0.24 0.80 $12.77 $26,570
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 650 0.07 0.23 $12.43 $25,850
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 600 0.25 0.85 $14.20 $29,540
Salisbury, MD-DE 510 3.19 10.84 $13.49 $28,060
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 480 0.47 1.60 $14.99 $31,180
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 480 0.40 1.36 $14.31 $29,760




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)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 1,360 12.57 42.69 $11.57 $24,060
Hammond, LA 210 4.97 16.87 $15.13 $31,470
Salisbury, MD-DE 510 3.19 10.84 $13.49 $28,060
Harrisonburg, VA 200 3.06 10.39 $14.51 $30,180
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 230 2.67 9.05 $16.80 $34,950
Green Bay, WI 330 1.87 6.36 $13.05 $27,140
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 110 1.77 6.00 $12.88 $26,790
Chattanooga, TN-GA 380 1.53 5.19 $11.72 $24,380
College Station-Bryan, TX 150 1.34 4.56 $13.29 $27,640
Cleveland, TN 40 0.85 2.87 (8) (8)




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)
Grand Forks, ND-MN (8) (8) (8) $19.72 $41,020
Salinas, CA 100 0.56 1.91 $18.82 $39,150
Modesto, CA 40 0.20 0.69 $17.44 $36,270
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 230 2.67 9.05 $16.80 $34,950
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 0.24 $16.69 $34,710
Columbus, OH 270 0.25 0.86 $16.67 $34,680
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $15.96 $33,200
Terre Haute, IN 30 0.47 1.59 $15.43 $32,090
Hammond, LA 210 4.97 16.87 $15.13 $31,470
Albuquerque, NM 100 0.25 0.86 $15.07 $31,350

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)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 870 13.28 45.10 $10.42 $21,680
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 680 7.62 25.87 $13.40 $27,860
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 440 1.70 5.76 $14.23 $29,590
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 390 1.71 5.81 $17.01 $35,380
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 370 3.87 13.13 $11.96 $24,870

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)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 870 13.28 45.10 $10.42 $21,680
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 680 7.62 25.87 $13.40 $27,860
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 320 4.13 14.04 $9.54 $19,840
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 370 3.87 13.13 $11.96 $24,870
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 200 3.27 11.11 $10.96 $22,800

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.07 3.62 $19.08 $39,690
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.40 4.76 $17.64 $36,680
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.16 $35,690
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 390 1.71 5.81 $17.01 $35,380
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 0.78 2.66 $16.81 $34,970


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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