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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Industry profile for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Geographic profile for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

National estimates for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
116,190 2.4 % $ 19.69 $ 40,960 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.85 $ 15.17 $ 18.60 $ 23.47 $ 28.84
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,720 $ 31,550 $ 38,690 $ 48,820 $ 60,000


Industry profile for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) 16,980 9.94 $ 19.18 $ 39,890
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 14,660 4.08 $ 20.59 $ 42,830
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 11,230 2.80 $ 20.80 $ 43,270
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 10,220 3.43 $ 19.46 $ 40,470
Animal Food Manufacturing 7,630 11.81 $ 18.17 $ 37,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Food Manufacturing 7,630 11.81 $ 18.17 $ 37,790
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) 16,980 9.94 $ 19.18 $ 39,890
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 14,660 4.08 $ 20.59 $ 42,830
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 10,220 3.43 $ 19.46 $ 40,470
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 3,440 3.16 $ 22.53 $ 46,860

Top paying industries for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 160 0.03 $ 28.42 $ 59,110
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 120 0.01 $ 27.29 $ 56,760
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,600 1.74 $ 25.16 $ 52,330
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 24.96 $ 51,920
Scientific Research and Development Services 350 0.05 $ 23.52 $ 48,910


Geographic profile for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 11,420 0.70 0.83 $ 20.19 $ 41,990
Ohio 7,400 1.44 1.73 $ 19.46 $ 40,480
Illinois 6,670 1.19 1.42 $ 21.17 $ 44,040
Texas 6,440 0.53 0.64 $ 17.94 $ 37,320
North Carolina 6,120 1.43 1.71 $ 18.36 $ 38,190




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 5,570 2.05 2.46 $ 20.33 $ 42,280
Utah 2,830 1.90 2.27 $ 17.35 $ 36,090
Iowa 2,720 1.85 2.21 $ 20.11 $ 41,830
Indiana 5,370 1.84 2.20 $ 19.17 $ 39,870
Nebraska 1,590 1.69 2.02 $ 18.48 $ 38,430




Top paying states for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 1,010 0.56 0.67 $ 26.71 $ 55,550
Maine 280 0.48 0.58 $ 24.77 $ 51,530
Rhode Island 320 0.71 0.85 $ 23.10 $ 48,050
Washington 1,700 0.53 0.64 $ 22.92 $ 47,670
Nevada 720 0.58 0.69 $ 22.77 $ 47,370





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,310 0.91 1.09 $ 19.75 $ 41,070
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,300 1.21 1.45 $ 21.16 $ 44,020
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,890 0.55 0.66 $ 20.33 $ 42,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,940 1.12 1.34 $ 18.91 $ 39,340
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,970 1.63 1.95 $ 19.32 $ 40,170
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,660 0.46 0.55 $ 17.77 $ 36,960
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,530 1.48 1.78 $ 20.37 $ 42,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,460 0.49 0.59 $ 17.53 $ 36,470
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,380 1.40 1.68 $ 19.15 $ 39,830
Columbus, OH 1,290 1.26 1.51 $ 21.19 $ 44,080




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dalton, GA 330 5.52 6.61 $ 17.60 $ 36,610
Twin Falls, ID 230 5.09 6.10 $ 16.09 $ 33,460
Racine, WI 360 4.99 5.98 $ 17.03 $ 35,430
Appleton, WI 470 4.06 4.86 $ 23.15 $ 48,160
Logan, UT-ID 220 3.81 4.57 $ 18.72 $ 38,940
Ames, IA 160 3.72 4.45 $ 22.44 $ 46,670
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 330 3.64 4.36 $ 22.08 $ 45,940
Provo-Orem, UT 820 3.25 3.89 $ 16.44 $ 34,200
Evansville, IN-KY 460 3.13 3.75 $ 21.85 $ 45,440
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 450 3.13 3.75 $ 15.91 $ 33,090