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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-3099 Food Processing Workers, All Other

All food processing workers not listed separately


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)
42,890 3.7 % $13.85 $28,820 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.29 $11.45 $13.24 $15.50 $18.46
Annual Wage (2) $21,410 $23,820 $27,550 $32,230 $38,390


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)
Employment Services 4,560 0.12 $13.66 $28,410
Other Food Manufacturing 3,220 1.43 $13.92 $28,960
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 3,200 1.02 $14.70 $30,570
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,850 1.10 $15.22 $31,650
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 1,390 0.05 $15.12 $31,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,120 1.44 $16.06 $33,410
Other Food Manufacturing 3,220 1.43 $13.92 $28,960
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,850 1.10 $15.22 $31,650
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 330 1.04 $11.91 $24,780
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 3,200 1.02 $14.70 $30,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 170 0.06 $23.61 $49,100
Grain and Oilseed Milling 280 0.47 $18.49 $38,470
Dairy Product Manufacturing 880 0.58 $16.41 $34,130
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 80 0.03 $16.06 $33,410
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,120 1.44 $16.06 $33,410


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 6,200 0.36 1.22 $14.68 $30,530
Arkansas 4,080 3.35 11.49 $12.78 $26,570
Texas 3,560 0.29 0.98 $13.50 $28,080
Ohio 1,840 0.34 1.16 $12.74 $26,500
Louisiana 1,760 0.92 3.14 $11.48 $23,870




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)
Arkansas 4,080 3.35 11.49 $12.78 $26,570
Louisiana 1,760 0.92 3.14 $11.48 $23,870
Mississippi 860 0.76 2.60 $12.08 $25,130
Delaware 310 0.68 2.34 $14.59 $30,340
Vermont 210 0.67 2.29 $16.82 $34,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 160 0.22 0.74 $17.84 $37,120
Iowa 850 0.55 1.87 $17.83 $37,080
Montana 100 0.20 0.70 $16.96 $35,270
Vermont 210 0.67 2.29 $16.82 $34,990
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $16.07 $33,420





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 2,140 0.34 1.17 $14.27 $29,670
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 920 0.25 0.86 $13.19 $27,440
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 880 0.36 1.22 $15.58 $32,410
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 820 0.09 0.29 $13.15 $27,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 810 0.26 0.91 $13.34 $27,740
Visalia-Porterville, CA 710 4.57 15.64 $15.83 $32,920
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 690 0.50 1.71 $15.47 $32,180
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 670 0.44 1.51 $14.29 $29,730
Salisbury, MD-DE 640 3.93 13.44 $13.44 $27,950
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 540 0.52 1.77 $15.05 $31,300




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)
Morristown, TN 320 7.08 24.23 $14.38 $29,910
Visalia-Porterville, CA 710 4.57 15.64 $15.83 $32,920
Salisbury, MD-DE 640 3.93 13.44 $13.44 $27,950
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 240 2.79 9.57 $18.28 $38,030
Green Bay, WI 350 2.00 6.84 $13.49 $28,050
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 100 1.67 5.72 $13.56 $28,200
Athens-Clarke County, GA 140 1.63 5.57 $10.69 $22,230
Waco, TX 170 1.40 4.80 $12.96 $26,950
Jackson, TN 90 1.35 4.63 (8) (8)
Chattanooga, TN-GA 330 1.32 4.53 $12.03 $25,010




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)
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 240 2.79 9.57 $18.28 $38,030
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $17.31 $36,000
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 50 0.55 1.87 $17.25 $35,880
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 70 0.18 0.61 $17.15 $35,670
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 50 0.14 0.49 $16.70 $34,730
Modesto, CA 50 0.27 0.92 $16.34 $33,980
Fresno, CA 330 0.84 2.89 $16.32 $33,950
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 50 0.37 1.25 $16.05 $33,380
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 80 0.08 0.27 $16.05 $33,380
Visalia-Porterville, CA 710 4.57 15.64 $15.83 $32,920

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 610 2.46 8.43 $14.16 $29,450
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 500 5.70 19.53 $14.26 $29,670
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 410 2.68 9.19 $11.93 $24,810
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 340 3.51 12.03 $12.39 $25,770
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 310 1.38 4.71 $17.60 $36,610

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)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 500 5.70 19.53 $14.26 $29,670
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 290 4.72 16.17 $12.17 $25,310
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 340 3.51 12.03 $12.39 $25,770
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 410 2.68 9.19 $11.93 $24,810
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 610 2.46 8.43 $14.16 $29,450

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 130 1.20 4.10 $18.38 $38,230
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 310 1.38 4.71 $17.60 $36,610
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 220 1.61 5.52 $17.49 $36,370
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 180 1.50 5.13 $17.46 $36,320
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 2.17 $17.23 $35,850


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