Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
21,130 3.3 % $15.23 $31,680 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.61 $11.15 $14.14 $18.31 $23.46
Annual Wage (2) $19,980 $23,190 $29,410 $38,080 $48,790


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 4,230 1.96 $16.21 $33,720
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 3,480 1.12 $15.14 $31,500
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,280 0.45 $14.65 $30,470
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,190 1.33 $14.75 $30,670
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 1,960 0.07 $10.83 $22,530

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 1,320 10.93 $20.65 $42,940
Other Food Manufacturing 4,230 1.96 $16.21 $33,720
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,190 1.33 $14.75 $30,670
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 3,480 1.12 $15.14 $31,500
Animal Food Manufacturing 610 1.02 $15.74 $32,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tobacco Manufacturing 1,320 10.93 $20.65 $42,940
Grain and Oilseed Milling 230 0.38 $19.94 $41,470
Dairy Product Manufacturing 780 0.56 $19.21 $39,970
Management of Companies and Enterprises 140 0.01 $17.00 $35,370
Beverage Manufacturing 200 0.08 $16.76 $34,870


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 2,360 0.14 0.95 $15.48 $32,190
Wisconsin 2,090 0.74 4.99 $11.87 $24,680
Texas 1,540 0.13 0.88 $13.12 $27,290
North Carolina 1,250 0.29 1.97 $19.65 $40,870
Ohio 670 0.12 0.84 $15.90 $33,070




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)
Vermont 410 1.35 9.12 $17.85 $37,140
Wisconsin 2,090 0.74 4.99 $11.87 $24,680
Idaho 460 0.66 4.48 $14.99 $31,170
North Dakota 170 0.41 2.78 $14.18 $29,490
South Dakota 160 0.39 2.62 $14.14 $29,410




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 140 0.15 0.98 $20.17 $41,950
North Carolina 1,250 0.29 1.97 $19.65 $40,870
Oregon 350 0.19 1.30 $18.40 $38,280
Maine 60 0.11 0.71 $18.20 $37,860
Iowa 340 0.22 1.49 $17.88 $37,200



<

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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.11 0.72 $15.64 $32,540
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 470 0.07 0.47 $15.09 $31,390
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 430 0.51 3.42 $11.65 $24,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 360 0.14 0.92 $13.76 $28,610
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 340 0.62 4.21 $16.12 $33,540
Winston-Salem, NC 330 1.25 8.46 $24.90 $51,800
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 320 0.22 1.47 $14.49 $30,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 310 0.11 0.72 $14.86 $30,900
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 280 0.20 1.32 $13.99 $29,090
Appleton, WI 260 2.12 14.30 $14.41 $29,970


<

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)
Appleton, WI 260 2.12 14.30 $14.41 $29,970
Winston-Salem, NC 330 1.25 8.46 $24.90 $51,800
Fond du Lac, WI 60 1.21 8.18 $10.56 $21,970
Merced, CA 80 1.18 7.95 $14.33 $29,800
Green Bay, WI 160 0.94 6.32 $12.93 $26,890
Wausau, WI 50 0.73 4.90 $11.05 $22,990
Racine, WI 50 0.73 4.90 $10.04 $20,880
Owensboro, KY 30 0.63 4.26 $17.96 $37,360
Visalia-Porterville, CA 100 0.62 4.20 $19.32 $40,180
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 340 0.62 4.21 $16.12 $33,540


<

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)
Winston-Salem, NC 330 1.25 8.46 $24.90 $51,800
Cedar Rapids, IA 70 0.49 3.32 $21.90 $45,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.18 1.19 $21.23 $44,160
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.34 $21.03 $43,730
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 180 0.30 2.00 $20.81 $43,290
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 130 0.27 1.82 $20.64 $42,930
Rochester, MN (8) (8) (8) $19.50 $40,560
Visalia-Porterville, CA 100 0.62 4.20 $19.32 $40,180
Kansas City, MO-KS 70 0.06 0.43 $18.61 $38,710
Owensboro, KY 30 0.63 4.26 $17.96 $37,360

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 260 1.30 8.77 $13.75 $28,610
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 0.96 6.47 $10.66 $22,180
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 2.04 13.79 $10.40 $21,640
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.62 4.20 $15.38 $31,990
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.92 6.21 $11.32 $23,550

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)
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 2.04 13.79 $10.40 $21,640
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 130 1.63 11.01 $17.14 $35,660
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 260 1.30 8.77 $13.75 $28,610
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 0.96 6.47 $10.66 $22,180
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.92 6.21 $11.32 $23,550

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)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 3.18 $19.99 $41,570
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 2.26 $19.37 $40,280
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 130 1.63 11.01 $17.14 $35,660
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.11 $35,590
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 2.28 $17.02 $35,410


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018