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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Food Batchmakers
Industry profile for Food Batchmakers
Geographic profile for Food Batchmakers

National estimates for Food Batchmakers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Food Batchmakers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
155,240 1.7 % $ 17.40 $ 36,190 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Food Batchmakers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.34 $ 14.02 $ 17.20 $ 21.23 $ 22.96
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,590 $ 29,160 $ 35,780 $ 44,170 $ 47,760


Industry profile for Food Batchmakers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Food Batchmakers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Food Batchmakers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Food Batchmakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 26,020 8.82 $ 16.85 $ 35,050
Other Food Manufacturing 22,860 9.75 $ 17.32 $ 36,030
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 21,950 12.84 $ 17.72 $ 36,850
Dairy Product Manufacturing 21,570 14.08 $ 19.17 $ 39,870
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 14,040 18.73 $ 16.29 $ 33,890

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Food Batchmakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 14,040 18.73 $ 16.29 $ 33,890
Dairy Product Manufacturing 21,570 14.08 $ 19.17 $ 39,870
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 21,950 12.84 $ 17.72 $ 36,850
Other Food Manufacturing 22,860 9.75 $ 17.32 $ 36,030
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 26,020 8.82 $ 16.85 $ 35,050

Top paying industries for Food Batchmakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 4,430 7.04 $ 24.14 $ 50,220
Beverage Manufacturing 5,010 1.79 $ 22.62 $ 47,040
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 60 0.02 $ 20.51 $ 42,650
Dairy Product Manufacturing 21,570 14.08 $ 19.17 $ 39,870
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 60 0.02 $ 19.12 $ 39,760


Geographic profile for Food Batchmakers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Food Batchmakers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Food Batchmakers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of food batchmakers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Food Batchmakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 15,200 0.92 0.83 $ 17.56 $ 36,530
Wisconsin 13,410 4.87 4.42 $ 18.45 $ 38,380
Illinois 10,730 1.91 1.73 $ 17.89 $ 37,210
Texas 8,820 0.72 0.65 $ 15.60 $ 32,450
Ohio 7,740 1.49 1.35 $ 16.98 $ 35,310


Map of location quotient of food batchmakers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Batchmakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 13,410 4.87 4.42 $ 18.45 $ 38,380
Vermont 1,150 4.05 3.68 $ 20.08 $ 41,760
Iowa 5,260 3.54 3.22 $ 18.44 $ 38,360
Missouri 6,140 2.25 2.04 $ 19.05 $ 39,620
Oregon 3,810 2.08 1.89 $ 17.18 $ 35,740


Map of annual mean wages of food batchmakers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Food Batchmakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 220 0.74 0.67 $ 20.87 $ 43,410
Vermont 1,150 4.05 3.68 $ 20.08 $ 41,760
Tennessee 4,110 1.37 1.25 $ 19.38 $ 40,320
Washington 4,010 1.25 1.14 $ 19.19 $ 39,920
Missouri 6,140 2.25 2.04 $ 19.05 $ 39,620



Map of employment of food batchmakers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Food Batchmakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,720 1.82 1.66 $ 17.81 $ 37,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,310 1.10 1.00 $ 16.96 $ 35,270
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,020 0.58 0.52 $ 16.86 $ 35,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,740 0.76 0.69 $ 17.10 $ 35,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,730 1.50 1.36 $ 17.02 $ 35,400
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,290 1.19 1.08 $ 19.66 $ 40,880
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 2,110 2.69 2.44 $ 16.99 $ 35,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,000 1.78 1.62 $ 18.23 $ 37,910
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,970 0.74 0.67 $ 17.78 $ 36,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,940 0.75 0.68 $ 16.71 $ 34,750


Map of location quotient of food batchmakers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Batchmakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Joplin, MO 1,160 15.05 13.66 $ 17.89 $ 37,210
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 1,200 14.35 13.02 $ 17.49 $ 36,380
Sheboygan, WI 720 12.39 11.24 $ 19.45 $ 40,450
Wausau, WI 700 10.27 9.32 $ 20.13 $ 41,870
Appleton, WI 1,080 9.18 8.33 $ 19.14 $ 39,810
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 640 8.82 8.01 $ 18.63 $ 38,750
Gainesville, GA 660 7.35 6.67 $ 20.90 $ 43,470
Gettysburg, PA 220 6.81 6.18 $ 18.05 $ 37,550
Fond du Lac, WI 290 6.66 6.04 $ 19.29 $ 40,130
Green Bay, WI 950 5.77 5.23 $ 18.93 $ 39,380