Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
148,540 2.2 % $14.48 $30,130 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.29 $10.61 $13.37 $17.51 $22.12
Annual Wage (2) $19,310 $22,070 $27,810 $36,430 $46,010


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 29,330 9.65 $13.29 $27,640
Dairy Product Manufacturing 19,780 14.13 $17.10 $35,570
Other Food Manufacturing 18,820 9.17 $14.31 $29,760
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 17,520 10.47 $15.11 $31,430
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 11,540 15.68 $13.96 $29,040

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 11,540 15.68 $13.96 $29,040
Grain and Oilseed Milling 8,690 14.54 $17.20 $35,770
Dairy Product Manufacturing 19,780 14.13 $17.10 $35,570
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 17,520 10.47 $15.11 $31,430
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 29,330 9.65 $13.29 $27,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing (8) (8) $17.62 $36,640
Grain and Oilseed Milling 8,690 14.54 $17.20 $35,770
Dairy Product Manufacturing 19,780 14.13 $17.10 $35,570
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores (8) (8) $16.08 $33,460
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 120 0.03 $15.54 $32,330


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 17,180 1.08 1.02 $14.02 $29,160
Wisconsin 10,020 3.57 3.38 $16.65 $34,630
Illinois 8,640 1.46 1.38 $14.40 $29,950
Texas 8,590 0.73 0.69 $13.04 $27,120
New York 7,840 0.86 0.81 $13.26 $27,570




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 10,020 3.57 3.38 $16.65 $34,630
Iowa 4,040 2.63 2.49 $18.99 $39,500
Utah 2,930 2.13 2.02 $13.94 $29,010
Missouri 5,650 2.05 1.94 $15.81 $32,870
Idaho 1,250 1.89 1.78 $14.45 $30,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 4,040 2.63 2.49 $18.99 $39,500
Vermont 490 1.60 1.51 $17.20 $35,770
Wisconsin 10,020 3.57 3.38 $16.65 $34,630
Minnesota 4,580 1.63 1.54 $16.31 $33,930
New Jersey 2,910 0.73 0.69 $16.02 $33,330





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 4,670 1.28 1.21 $15.23 $31,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,580 1.08 1.02 $13.13 $27,320
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,520 0.69 0.65 $12.93 $26,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,540 1.33 1.26 $15.12 $31,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,120 0.83 0.79 $13.17 $27,400
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,920 0.66 0.62 $13.64 $28,360
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,690 1.07 1.01 $14.48 $30,110
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,660 1.53 1.45 $13.19 $27,440
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,660 3.01 2.84 $15.65 $32,540
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,570 1.73 1.63 $15.56 $32,360




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 1,030 12.06 11.40 $17.29 $35,970
Sheboygan, WI 670 11.43 10.81 $20.14 $41,900
Logan, UT-ID 610 11.38 10.76 $13.07 $27,180
Joplin, MO 840 10.88 10.29 $16.37 $34,040
Appleton, WI 940 7.62 7.21 $18.15 $37,740
Wausau, WI 490 7.02 6.63 $16.88 $35,110
Cedar Rapids, IA 880 6.15 5.81 $26.00 $54,070
Gettysburg, PA 160 5.05 4.78 $16.34 $34,000
Modesto, CA 780 4.52 4.27 $16.78 $34,890
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 320 4.45 4.21 $14.96 $31,110