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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend food or tobacco roasting, baking, or drying equipment, including hearth ovens, kiln driers, roasters, char kilns, and vacuum drying equipment.


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)
21,060 3.1 % $15.74 $32,730 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.76 $11.60 $14.83 $18.74 $23.57
Annual Wage (2) $20,310 $24,120 $30,840 $38,970 $49,030


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)
Other Food Manufacturing 4,470 1.99 $16.78 $34,910
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 3,110 1.00 $16.23 $33,750
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,290 0.44 $14.76 $30,690
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 2,050 0.07 $10.93 $22,740
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,030 1.20 $14.91 $31,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tobacco Manufacturing 1,310 11.43 $20.74 $43,130
Other Food Manufacturing 4,470 1.99 $16.78 $34,910
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,030 1.20 $14.91 $31,020
Animal Food Manufacturing 660 1.06 $16.07 $33,420
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 3,110 1.00 $16.23 $33,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 270 0.45 $21.63 $45,000
Tobacco Manufacturing 1,310 11.43 $20.74 $43,130
Dairy Product Manufacturing 810 0.56 $19.55 $40,660
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 420 0.55 $16.95 $35,260
Other Food Manufacturing 4,470 1.99 $16.78 $34,910


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)
Wisconsin 2,120 0.74 5.11 $11.30 $23,510
California 1,720 0.10 0.70 $16.31 $33,920
Texas 1,280 0.11 0.73 $13.46 $28,010
North Carolina 1,140 0.26 1.78 $20.66 $42,970
Illinois 1,020 0.17 1.16 $15.69 $32,640




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)
Vermont 510 1.68 11.56 $18.57 $38,630
Wisconsin 2,120 0.74 5.11 $11.30 $23,510
Idaho 260 0.36 2.49 $16.50 $34,310
South Dakota 130 0.30 2.07 $13.27 $27,610
Missouri 820 0.29 2.02 $15.11 $31,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 1,140 0.26 1.78 $20.66 $42,970
Iowa 430 0.28 1.93 $19.22 $39,980
Washington 520 0.16 1.09 $18.70 $38,890
Michigan 620 0.14 0.99 $18.63 $38,750
Vermont 510 1.68 11.56 $18.57 $38,630





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 850 0.18 1.26 $15.28 $31,790
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 620 0.06 0.45 $15.86 $32,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 530 0.09 0.60 $16.17 $33,620
St. Louis, MO-IL 480 0.35 2.42 $14.31 $29,770
Knoxville, TN 450 1.17 8.07 $17.19 $35,750
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 420 0.15 1.02 $14.61 $30,390
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 420 0.21 1.45 $19.02 $39,560
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 400 0.47 3.23 $11.29 $23,470
Winston-Salem, NC 340 1.29 8.89 $25.83 $53,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 340 0.11 0.78 $13.35 $27,760




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)
Rocky Mount, NC 100 1.90 13.04 $14.74 $30,670
Fond du Lac, WI 80 1.71 11.76 $10.45 $21,740
Appleton, WI 170 1.42 9.78 (8) (8)
Winston-Salem, NC 340 1.29 8.89 $25.83 $53,740
Knoxville, TN 450 1.17 8.07 $17.19 $35,750
Merced, CA 80 1.07 7.36 $14.28 $29,690
Green Bay, WI 170 0.97 6.67 $10.11 $21,030
Wausau, WI 60 0.80 5.48 $12.01 $24,980
Sheboygan, WI 40 0.74 5.08 $10.18 $21,170
Cedar Rapids, IA 100 0.70 4.81 $26.84 $55,840




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)
Cedar Rapids, IA 100 0.70 4.81 $26.84 $55,840
Winston-Salem, NC 340 1.29 8.89 $25.83 $53,740
Lancaster, PA 90 0.37 2.54 $20.82 $43,300
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 150 0.24 1.66 $20.47 $42,580
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 150 0.31 2.13 $19.97 $41,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.13 0.90 $19.83 $41,250
Rochester, MN 40 0.32 2.22 $19.74 $41,060
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 0.37 $19.57 $40,700
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 110 0.04 0.31 $19.23 $40,000
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 420 0.21 1.45 $19.02 $39,560

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 230 1.12 7.67 $11.61 $24,150
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.03 7.11 $11.36 $23,620
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 190 1.45 9.94 $17.02 $35,400
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 0.62 4.29 $20.66 $42,970
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.54 3.68 $15.87 $33,010

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)
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 190 1.45 9.94 $17.02 $35,400
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 1.41 9.66 $10.92 $22,710
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 230 1.12 7.67 $11.61 $24,150
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.03 7.11 $11.36 $23,620
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.97 6.65 $17.52 $36,440

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 Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 0.62 4.29 $20.66 $42,970
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 2.02 $19.89 $41,360
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 2.50 $18.35 $38,160
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 3.19 $18.09 $37,630
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 3.55 $17.90 $37,220


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