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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients. Excludes “Food Batchmakers” (51-3092).


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)
125,340 2.2 % $19.19 $39,920 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.23 $14.67 $18.17 $22.95 $28.21
Annual Wage (2) $25,440 $30,510 $37,780 $47,740 $58,680


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)
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) 18,130 10.37 $18.57 $38,620
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 15,070 4.14 $19.67 $40,910
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 12,370 2.95 $20.06 $41,730
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 11,310 3.80 $20.00 $41,590
Animal Food Manufacturing 8,120 12.78 $17.76 $36,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Food Manufacturing 8,120 12.78 $17.76 $36,940
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) 18,130 10.37 $18.57 $38,620
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 15,070 4.14 $19.67 $40,910
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 11,310 3.80 $20.00 $41,590
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 4,240 3.78 $21.16 $44,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 170 0.03 $27.80 $57,830
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 150 0.01 $26.48 $55,090
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,570 1.70 $24.63 $51,220
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 60 0.07 $23.92 $49,750
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 880 0.87 $22.03 $45,820


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 12,200 0.70 0.82 $20.19 $41,990
Ohio 7,660 1.41 1.65 $19.22 $39,980
Texas 7,370 0.59 0.69 $17.06 $35,480
Illinois 6,480 1.08 1.26 $19.72 $41,020
North Carolina 6,100 1.37 1.60 $17.68 $36,770




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)
Wisconsin 5,230 1.82 2.13 $19.53 $40,620
Nebraska 1,730 1.76 2.07 $17.54 $36,490
Indiana 5,280 1.72 2.01 $18.57 $38,630
Utah 2,550 1.70 1.99 $17.81 $37,050
Iowa 2,270 1.46 1.71 $20.35 $42,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 1,440 0.75 0.88 $24.65 $51,260
Maine 250 0.41 0.48 $23.78 $49,450
Washington 2,020 0.61 0.71 $22.43 $46,650
West Virginia 430 0.61 0.72 $22.26 $46,300
Delaware 270 0.59 0.69 $22.16 $46,100





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,610 0.58 0.68 $19.83 $41,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,350 0.86 1.01 $19.24 $40,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,090 1.09 1.28 $19.43 $40,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,810 1.02 1.20 $19.37 $40,290
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 2,220 1.78 2.09 $17.75 $36,910
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,760 0.48 0.56 $17.12 $35,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,750 0.57 0.67 $16.96 $35,270
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,700 0.59 0.69 $20.65 $42,960
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,510 0.71 0.84 $15.91 $33,090
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,510 0.76 0.89 $18.63 $38,750