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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend cooking equipment, such as steam cooking vats, deep fry cookers, pressure cookers, kettles, and boilers, to prepare food products. Excludes "Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders" (51-3091).


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)
32,260 4.5 % $15.23 $31,690 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.21 $11.89 $14.48 $17.94 $21.83
Annual Wage (2) $21,230 $24,730 $30,120 $37,310 $45,400


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 6,450 1.25 $14.35 $29,850
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 5,850 3.46 $16.07 $33,430
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 5,460 1.75 $14.99 $31,180
Other Food Manufacturing 4,410 1.97 $16.18 $33,660
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,850 2.41 $16.41 $34,130

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 5,850 3.46 $16.07 $33,430
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,850 2.41 $16.41 $34,130
Other Food Manufacturing 4,410 1.97 $16.18 $33,660
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 5,460 1.75 $14.99 $31,180
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 6,450 1.25 $14.35 $29,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 540 0.91 $20.63 $42,910
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 190 0.62 $19.50 $40,550
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 470 0.05 $16.65 $34,640
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,850 2.41 $16.41 $34,130
Other Food Manufacturing 4,410 1.97 $16.18 $33,660


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 5,230 0.31 1.38 $14.48 $30,120
Texas 2,690 0.22 1.00 $13.52 $28,130
Ohio 2,280 0.42 1.89 $16.95 $35,260
Missouri 1,360 0.49 2.18 $13.87 $28,840
Maryland 1,300 0.49 2.18 $13.85 $28,800




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)
Idaho 670 0.95 4.26 $17.50 $36,410
Arkansas 900 0.75 3.35 $16.44 $34,190
Iowa 900 0.58 2.61 $16.80 $34,940
South Dakota 220 0.52 2.32 $14.50 $30,150
Kansas 710 0.51 2.30 $17.20 $35,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 410 0.42 1.88 $19.84 $41,260
Michigan 700 0.16 0.72 $18.56 $38,600
Hawaii 50 0.08 0.37 $18.13 $37,710
Idaho 670 0.95 4.26 $17.50 $36,410
Massachusetts 500 0.14 0.63 $17.28 $35,950





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 1,340 0.22 0.98 $15.61 $32,470
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,150 0.12 0.54 $14.46 $30,080
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 670 0.14 0.65 $15.07 $31,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 620 0.23 1.04 $13.64 $28,370
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 570 0.53 2.40 $15.14 $31,480
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 560 0.19 0.84 $13.45 $27,970
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 520 0.15 0.65 $14.41 $29,960
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.15 0.66 $17.11 $35,600
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 390 0.38 1.69 $14.50 $30,160
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 360 0.18 0.82 $16.00 $33,280




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 2.43 10.91 $16.38 $34,070
Gainesville, GA 190 2.20 9.89 $12.18 $25,330
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 100 1.66 7.46 $15.27 $31,750
Grand Forks, ND-MN 60 1.15 5.18 $16.04 $33,360
York-Hanover, PA 200 1.10 4.94 $18.77 $39,030
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 60 1.09 4.90 $11.50 $23,910
Lancaster, PA 260 1.06 4.75 $15.31 $31,830
Dayton, OH 310 0.82 3.70 $13.15 $27,350
Boise City, ID 240 0.75 3.35 $20.10 $41,800
Fresno, CA 280 0.73 3.28 $15.31 $31,850




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)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 150 0.30 1.36 $26.21 $54,510
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $25.57 $53,180
Cedar Rapids, IA 30 0.24 1.09 $24.65 $51,280
Pittsburgh, PA 50 0.05 0.21 $22.09 $45,940
Boise City, ID 240 0.75 3.35 $20.10 $41,800
Logan, UT-ID 40 0.69 3.11 $18.99 $39,510
York-Hanover, PA 200 1.10 4.94 $18.77 $39,030
Urban Honolulu, HI 40 0.09 0.42 $18.61 $38,700
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 30 0.05 0.22 $18.22 $37,890
Janesville-Beloit, WI 40 0.58 2.60 $18.05 $37,540

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 610 1.55 6.94 $16.90 $35,150
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 520 1.92 8.60 $13.73 $28,560
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 470 3.43 15.39 $22.75 $47,330
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 300 1.09 4.87 $21.84 $45,430
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 210 2.55 11.44 $12.79 $26,600

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 Ohio nonmetropolitan area 470 3.43 15.39 $22.75 $47,330
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 210 2.55 11.44 $12.79 $26,600
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 520 1.92 8.60 $13.73 $28,560
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 200 1.75 7.85 $16.11 $33,500
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 610 1.55 6.94 $16.90 $35,150

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 470 3.43 15.39 $22.75 $47,330
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 300 1.09 4.87 $21.84 $45,430
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 180 1.43 6.40 $21.55 $44,830
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.73 3.26 $19.93 $41,460
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.53 2.36 $17.92 $37,280


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