Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
20,080 4.0 % $14.89 $30,970 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.24 $10.78 $13.73 $17.99 $23.34
Annual Wage (2) $19,220 $22,420 $28,570 $37,410 $48,550


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 3,390 1.65 $15.49 $32,210
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 3,320 1.09 $14.67 $30,520
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,390 1.43 $13.93 $28,970
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,290 0.47 $13.39 $27,850
Tobacco Manufacturing 1,500 11.51 $21.00 $43,680

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 1,500 11.51 $21.00 $43,680
Other Food Manufacturing 3,390 1.65 $15.49 $32,210
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,390 1.43 $13.93 $28,970
Animal Food Manufacturing 740 1.28 $14.50 $30,170
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 3,320 1.09 $14.67 $30,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tobacco Manufacturing 1,500 11.51 $21.00 $43,680
Dairy Product Manufacturing 750 0.53 $18.29 $38,050
Beverage Manufacturing 200 0.09 $17.14 $35,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $16.72 $34,780
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 470 0.64 $15.71 $32,670


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 2,240 0.14 0.98 $15.02 $31,230
Texas 1,890 0.16 1.12 $12.46 $25,910
Wisconsin 1,310 0.47 3.27 $11.92 $24,800
North Carolina 1,240 0.29 2.06 $21.53 $44,780
Ohio 810 0.15 1.06 $14.87 $30,930




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)
Idaho 570 0.86 6.01 $13.72 $28,530
Vermont 180 0.58 4.09 $17.41 $36,210
Wisconsin 1,310 0.47 3.27 $11.92 $24,800
Kentucky 730 0.39 2.73 $15.74 $32,740
South Dakota 150 0.36 2.49 $14.44 $30,040




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 1,240 0.29 2.06 $21.53 $44,780
Oregon 310 0.17 1.22 $18.59 $38,670
Iowa 320 0.21 1.45 $17.82 $37,070
Nebraska 150 0.16 1.11 $17.66 $36,730
Vermont 180 0.58 4.09 $17.41 $36,210





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 460 0.07 0.49 $15.39 $32,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.10 0.68 $14.89 $30,980
St. Louis, MO-IL 400 0.30 2.09 $14.05 $29,220
Greensboro-High Point, NC 400 1.12 7.85 $26.30 $54,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 370 0.13 0.89 $13.98 $29,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 370 0.14 1.01 $14.17 $29,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 310 0.22 1.57 $14.04 $29,210
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 270 0.32 2.27 $12.29 $25,560
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 260 0.35 2.44 $10.57 $21,980
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.18 1.26 $13.01 $27,070




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)
Fond du Lac, WI 60 1.27 8.85 $10.31 $21,450
Grand Forks, ND-MN 60 1.22 8.54 $19.90 $41,390
Greensboro-High Point, NC 400 1.12 7.85 $26.30 $54,710
Madera, CA 40 1.02 7.17 $12.58 $26,170
Chico, CA 70 0.90 6.32 $17.07 $35,500
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 70 0.84 5.85 $19.26 $40,060
Merced, CA 50 0.84 5.85 $16.67 $34,670
Green Bay, WI 140 0.83 5.82 (8) (8)
Sherman-Denison, TX 40 0.82 5.75 (8) (8)
Visalia-Porterville, CA 120 0.80 5.63 $17.88 $37,200




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)
Greensboro-High Point, NC 400 1.12 7.85 $26.30 $54,710
Cedar Rapids, IA 40 0.29 2.02 $24.63 $51,220
Oklahoma City, OK 60 0.10 0.72 $21.17 $44,030
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 210 0.19 1.30 $20.48 $42,600
Grand Forks, ND-MN 60 1.22 8.54 $19.90 $41,390
York-Hanover, PA 70 0.42 2.92 $19.50 $40,560
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 70 0.84 5.85 $19.26 $40,060
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 80 0.67 4.68 $18.84 $39,180
Rochester, MN 60 0.50 3.48 $18.62 $38,730
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.42 $18.57 $38,620

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 290 1.60 11.17 $16.77 $34,890
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 1.24 8.64 $10.45 $21,730
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.82 5.71 $11.67 $24,270
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.59 4.11 $13.94 $28,980
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.68 4.78 $13.10 $27,250

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 290 1.60 11.17 $16.77 $34,890
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 120 1.54 10.74 $16.49 $34,300
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 1.40 9.76 $9.42 $19,600
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 1.24 8.64 $10.45 $21,730
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 1.10 7.73 $16.04 $33,370

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.10 $18.01 $37,460
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 290 1.60 11.17 $16.77 $34,890
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.99 6.90 $16.65 $34,630
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.62 $34,580
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 120 1.54 10.74 $16.49 $34,300


About May 2016 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017