Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-3092 Food Batchmakers

Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.


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)
151,950 2.2 % $14.85 $30,880 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.65 $11.04 $13.70 $17.97 $22.62
Annual Wage (2) $20,080 $22,960 $28,500 $37,380 $47,060


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)
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 29,420 9.48 $13.70 $28,490
Other Food Manufacturing 19,780 9.14 $14.82 $30,830
Dairy Product Manufacturing 19,730 14.02 $17.13 $35,640
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 19,100 11.54 $15.36 $31,940
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 12,750 17.01 $15.29 $31,810

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 12,750 17.01 $15.29 $31,810
Dairy Product Manufacturing 19,730 14.02 $17.13 $35,640
Grain and Oilseed Milling 8,250 13.71 $17.46 $36,320
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 19,100 11.54 $15.36 $31,940
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 29,420 9.48 $13.70 $28,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 50 0.02 $18.89 $39,300
Grain and Oilseed Milling 8,250 13.71 $17.46 $36,320
Dairy Product Manufacturing 19,730 14.02 $17.13 $35,640
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores (8) (8) $16.04 $33,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 (7) $15.42 $32,060


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 17,780 1.07 1.00 $14.27 $29,690
Texas 10,120 0.85 0.80 $13.06 $27,150
Wisconsin 10,010 3.54 3.32 $16.93 $35,210
Illinois 9,070 1.53 1.44 $14.68 $30,530
New York 7,160 0.78 0.73 $13.98 $29,080




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 10,010 3.54 3.32 $16.93 $35,210
Iowa 4,310 2.81 2.64 $19.03 $39,580
Idaho 1,630 2.38 2.23 $13.99 $29,110
Tennessee 6,340 2.17 2.04 $15.83 $32,920
Missouri 5,600 2.01 1.88 $16.15 $33,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 4,310 2.81 2.64 $19.03 $39,580
Vermont 490 1.62 1.52 $17.16 $35,700
Minnesota 4,340 1.53 1.43 $17.01 $35,380
Wisconsin 10,010 3.54 3.32 $16.93 $35,210
Missouri 5,600 2.01 1.88 $16.15 $33,600



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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-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,000 1.37 1.28 $15.64 $32,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,280 0.97 0.91 $13.67 $28,430
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,880 0.58 0.54 $13.07 $27,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,490 1.51 1.42 $14.61 $30,380
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 2,380 2.53 2.38 $16.64 $34,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,360 1.19 1.12 $12.76 $26,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,070 1.07 1.01 $16.01 $33,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,880 0.72 0.67 $15.66 $32,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,830 0.62 0.59 $12.23 $25,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,750 0.70 0.66 $13.80 $28,710


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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)
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 1,150 13.58 12.74 $17.66 $36,730
Joplin, MO 1,030 13.15 12.34 $16.11 $33,520
Sheboygan, WI 720 12.40 11.63 $20.67 $42,990
Logan, UT-ID 570 10.52 9.87 $13.47 $28,020
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 280 6.61 6.20 $17.68 $36,780
Cedar Rapids, IA 890 6.33 5.94 (8) (8)
Wausau, WI 370 5.34 5.01 $18.66 $38,810
Green Bay, WI 900 5.19 4.87 $18.20 $37,850
Visalia-Porterville, CA 780 5.09 4.78 $17.12 $35,600
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 370 4.96 4.66 $16.73 $34,790


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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)
Gainesville, GA 230 2.71 2.54 $21.42 $44,540
Sheboygan, WI 720 12.40 11.63 $20.67 $42,990
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 90 0.97 0.91 $20.14 $41,900
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 250 0.94 0.88 $19.93 $41,450
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 170 1.38 1.30 $19.61 $40,790
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 440 1.21 1.13 $19.57 $40,700
Lancaster, PA 860 3.58 3.36 $19.54 $40,640
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 80 1.49 1.40 $19.49 $40,530
St. Joseph, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $19.13 $39,790
Columbus, GA-AL 40 0.40 0.37 $19.02 $39,550

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)
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,380 9.80 9.20 $17.23 $35,830
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,360 6.53 6.13 $16.70 $34,730
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 980 4.84 4.54 $17.09 $35,550
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 960 4.21 3.95 $16.76 $34,860
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 940 3.79 3.56 $9.89 $20,570

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)
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,380 9.80 9.20 $17.23 $35,830
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,360 6.53 6.13 $16.70 $34,730
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 690 6.23 5.84 (8) (8)
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 420 5.37 5.03 $16.40 $34,120
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 980 4.84 4.54 $17.09 $35,550

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)
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 1.50 1.41 $21.58 $44,880
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.32 $44,340
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 480 1.73 1.63 $19.96 $41,510
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.89 $41,380
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 210 1.27 1.19 $19.23 $39,990


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.

(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 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