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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
20,830 3.5 % $16.29 $33,880 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.24 $12.25 $15.19 $19.23 $24.40
Annual Wage (2) $21,310 $25,490 $31,590 $39,990 $50,760


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 4,580 2.03 $17.12 $35,610
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 2,550 0.81 $16.19 $33,680
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,530 0.48 $14.84 $30,870
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,330 1.38 $15.38 $31,990
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 1,570 0.05 $11.58 $24,090

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 780 7.35 $23.38 $48,630
Other Food Manufacturing 4,580 2.03 $17.12 $35,610
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,330 1.38 $15.38 $31,990
Grain and Oilseed Milling 770 1.27 $20.62 $42,890
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 2,550 0.81 $16.19 $33,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tobacco Manufacturing 780 7.35 $23.38 $48,630
Grain and Oilseed Milling 770 1.27 $20.62 $42,890
Dairy Product Manufacturing 730 0.49 $20.53 $42,710
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $17.20 $35,780
Other Food Manufacturing 4,580 2.03 $17.12 $35,610


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 1,900 0.11 0.77 $16.32 $33,940
Texas 1,740 0.14 0.99 $12.31 $25,590
Wisconsin 1,480 0.52 3.64 $12.14 $25,250
Illinois 1,260 0.21 1.47 $16.16 $33,610
North Carolina 960 0.22 1.52 $20.90 $43,480




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 1,480 0.52 3.64 $12.14 $25,250
Idaho 310 0.43 3.01 $16.38 $34,080
New Hampshire 210 0.32 2.24 $16.92 $35,190
South Dakota 120 0.29 2.04 $13.57 $28,210
Iowa 430 0.28 1.95 $20.73 $43,130




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 960 0.22 1.52 $20.90 $43,480
Iowa 430 0.28 1.95 $20.73 $43,130
Oklahoma 440 0.27 1.90 $20.41 $42,440
Arizona 190 0.07 0.46 $19.76 $41,090
Florida 400 0.05 0.32 $19.71 $40,990





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 1,100 0.23 1.65 $15.94 $33,150
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 740 0.08 0.54 $16.01 $33,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 550 0.09 0.62 $16.12 $33,530
Knoxville, TN 440 1.14 8.07 $17.78 $36,980
St. Louis, MO-IL 370 0.27 1.91 $14.49 $30,140
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 360 0.24 1.67 (8) (8)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 290 0.10 0.72 $15.24 $31,700
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 290 0.09 0.67 $12.07 $25,100
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 280 0.48 3.42 $15.24 $31,700
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 260 0.22 1.53 $19.35 $40,240




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)
Logan, UT-ID 180 3.17 22.36 $15.92 $33,110
Appleton, WI 170 1.36 9.60 $15.89 $33,040
Merced, CA 90 1.14 8.01 $15.27 $31,750
Knoxville, TN 440 1.14 8.07 $17.78 $36,980
Green Bay, WI 130 0.77 5.40 $10.37 $21,560
Cedar Rapids, IA 100 0.73 5.14 $27.85 $57,930
Fond du Lac, WI 30 0.71 5.03 $8.93 $18,580
Janesville-Beloit, WI 40 0.59 4.16 $12.81 $26,650
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 280 0.48 3.42 $15.24 $31,700
Lancaster, PA 100 0.42 2.94 $20.68 $43,020




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 0.73 5.14 $27.85 $57,930
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD (8) (8) (8) $22.26 $46,300
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 140 0.22 1.52 $21.99 $45,730
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 90 0.18 1.28 $21.23 $44,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 160 0.08 0.53 $20.77 $43,190
Lancaster, PA 100 0.42 2.94 $20.68 $43,020
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 260 0.13 0.91 $19.94 $41,480
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.06 0.43 $19.90 $41,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 260 0.22 1.53 $19.35 $40,240
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 130 0.05 0.37 $19.19 $39,920

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 180 0.45 3.21 $14.66 $30,500
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 0.61 4.32 $21.43 $44,560
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.65 4.57 $11.65 $24,230
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.64 4.51 $12.82 $26,660
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 130 0.66 4.65 $18.22 $37,890

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 Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.71 5.03 (8) (8)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 130 0.66 4.65 $18.22 $37,890
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.65 4.57 $11.65 $24,230
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.64 4.51 $12.82 $26,660
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 0.61 4.32 $21.43 $44,560

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 0.61 4.32 $21.43 $44,560
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.34 $19.49 $40,540
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 3.83 $19.13 $39,780
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.67 $38,840
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.67 $18.33 $38,130


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: March 31, 2020