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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
16,410 3.5 % $16.46 $34,230 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.93 $12.73 $15.31 $18.92 $23.78
Annual Wage (2) $22,730 $26,490 $31,850 $39,350 $49,470


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 2,050 0.39 $14.38 $29,910
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 1,490 0.47 $15.85 $32,960
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,420 0.84 $16.16 $33,620
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,200 0.85 $16.83 $35,010
Other Food Manufacturing 1,110 0.49 $16.25 $33,800

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,200 0.85 $16.83 $35,010
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,420 0.84 $16.16 $33,620
Dairy Product Manufacturing 770 0.51 $19.29 $40,120
Other Food Manufacturing 1,110 0.49 $16.25 $33,800
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 1,490 0.47 $15.85 $32,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 420 0.14 $27.05 $56,270
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) (8) (8) $23.42 $48,720
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 150 0.17 $21.93 $45,610
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 250 0.40 $21.53 $44,790
Coal Mining 40 0.08 $20.66 $42,970


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 1,980 0.11 1.02 $19.25 $40,040
Texas 1,810 0.15 1.30 $14.26 $29,670
Ohio 1,040 0.19 1.71 $17.15 $35,670
Michigan 750 0.17 1.54 $16.00 $33,270
New Jersey 750 0.18 1.63 $15.79 $32,850




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)
Nebraska 290 0.29 2.64 $16.62 $34,570
Oklahoma 420 0.26 2.30 $12.46 $25,920
Kentucky 470 0.25 2.22 $16.39 $34,090
Missouri 660 0.23 2.09 $15.19 $31,590
South Dakota 90 0.21 1.92 $16.49 $34,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 100 0.14 1.28 $21.72 $45,170
Pennsylvania 640 0.11 0.97 $20.47 $42,580
Utah 170 0.11 0.99 $20.05 $41,710
California 1,980 0.11 1.02 $19.25 $40,040
Arizona 300 0.10 0.94 $18.17 $37,790





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 740 0.08 0.69 $15.41 $32,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 620 0.17 1.52 $14.46 $30,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 530 0.09 0.77 $17.75 $36,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 470 0.15 1.37 $13.27 $27,590
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 390 0.08 0.75 $14.09 $29,300
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 350 0.13 1.13 $16.16 $33,610
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 290 0.10 0.89 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 280 0.13 1.16 $18.40 $38,270
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 260 0.25 2.20 $15.30 $31,830
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 240 0.23 2.03 $15.24 $31,690




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)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 110 1.77 15.84 $19.87 $41,320
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 130 1.59 14.26 $15.93 $33,130
Logan, UT-ID 90 1.49 13.30 $20.44 $42,510
Fort Smith, AR-OK 150 1.36 12.17 $12.56 $26,130
Wenatchee, WA 50 1.09 9.76 $14.70 $30,590
St. Cloud, MN 60 0.58 5.19 $15.88 $33,030
Modesto, CA 110 0.57 5.08 $20.20 $42,010
Sheboygan, WI 30 0.53 4.71 (8) (8)
Waterbury, CT 30 0.51 4.53 $20.00 $41,600
New Bedford, MA 30 0.50 4.47 $19.76 $41,100




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 0.76 $28.00 $58,230
Tuscaloosa, AL 30 0.32 2.87 $23.08 $48,010
Pittsburgh, PA 100 0.09 0.81 $21.30 $44,300
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 40 0.07 0.66 $20.50 $42,640
Logan, UT-ID 90 1.49 13.30 $20.44 $42,510
Salt Lake City, UT 30 0.04 0.39 $20.30 $42,220
Modesto, CA 110 0.57 5.08 $20.20 $42,010
Waterbury, CT 30 0.51 4.53 $20.00 $41,600
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 110 1.77 15.84 $19.87 $41,320
New Bedford, MA 30 0.50 4.47 $19.76 $41,100

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)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 200 2.03 18.17 $16.11 $33,500
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 180 1.08 9.66 $15.04 $31,280
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.49 4.35 $14.56 $30,290
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 0.84 7.56 $14.51 $30,190
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 3.06 $14.11 $29,340

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 Washington nonmetropolitan area 200 2.03 18.17 $16.11 $33,500
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 180 1.08 9.66 $15.04 $31,280
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 0.84 7.56 $14.51 $30,190
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 6.41 $16.91 $35,180
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 4.96 $14.82 $30,830

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 3.14 $18.96 $39,430
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.89 $18.95 $39,420
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 2.34 $18.73 $38,950
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 3.30 $18.21 $37,880
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 2.65 $18.04 $37,520


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020