Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend cooking equipment, such as steam cooking vats, deep fry cookers, pressure cookers, kettles, and boilers, to prepare food products. Excludes "Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders" (51-3091).


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)
36,520 6.2 % $14.58 $30,330 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.24 $10.64 $13.63 $17.67 $22.03
Annual Wage (2) $19,210 $22,120 $28,350 $36,740 $45,830


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 7,030 3.43 $16.79 $34,910
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 6,010 1.22 $14.22 $29,580
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 5,960 3.56 $15.62 $32,500
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 5,230 1.72 $13.90 $28,920
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 4,380 0.04 $11.94 $24,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 5,960 3.56 $15.62 $32,500
Other Food Manufacturing 7,030 3.43 $16.79 $34,910
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,450 1.98 $15.25 $31,710
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 5,230 1.72 $13.90 $28,920
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 6,010 1.22 $14.22 $29,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $21.23 $44,160
Grain and Oilseed Milling 630 1.06 $19.15 $39,830
Other Food Manufacturing 7,030 3.43 $16.79 $34,910
Animal Food Manufacturing 240 0.41 $16.25 $33,810
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 5,960 3.56 $15.62 $32,500


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 5,120 0.32 1.23 $13.87 $28,840
Texas 2,750 0.23 0.90 $12.51 $26,010
New York 2,180 0.24 0.92 $12.40 $25,790
Pennsylvania 1,600 0.28 1.07 $16.97 $35,300
Illinois 1,550 0.26 1.01 $13.06 $27,170




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 690 1.04 4.00 $16.75 $34,850
Arkansas 940 0.79 3.04 $14.99 $31,180
Oklahoma 820 0.51 1.97 $15.05 $31,310
Missouri 1,410 0.51 1.96 $13.24 $27,550
Iowa 760 0.49 1.89 $14.62 $30,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 790 0.28 1.09 $17.23 $35,840
Ohio 1,490 0.28 1.08 $17.12 $35,610
Georgia (8) (8) (8) $16.98 $35,320
Pennsylvania 1,600 0.28 1.07 $16.97 $35,300
Idaho 690 1.04 4.00 $16.75 $34,850





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 1,230 0.34 1.30 $13.36 $27,780
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.18 0.71 $11.06 $23,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.25 0.97 $13.15 $27,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 610 0.21 0.80 $12.52 $26,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 490 0.20 0.78 $12.10 $25,160
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 470 0.36 1.40 $12.58 $26,170
York-Hanover, PA 360 1.98 7.61 $18.22 $37,910
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 350 0.54 2.06 $18.56 $38,610
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.20 0.76 $12.95 $26,930
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.28 1.06 $12.68 $26,370




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)
Gadsden, AL 120 3.30 12.68 $13.70 $28,500
Joplin, MO 220 2.82 10.84 $14.62 $30,400
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 140 2.29 8.80 $17.63 $36,670
Gettysburg, PA 70 2.10 8.09 $13.98 $29,090
York-Hanover, PA 360 1.98 7.61 $18.22 $37,910
Kennewick-Richland, WA 190 1.75 6.74 $17.98 $37,400
Canton-Massillon, OH 290 1.74 6.67 $17.55 $36,510
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 120 1.45 5.57 $16.76 $34,860
Evansville, IN-KY 210 1.34 5.16 $14.79 $30,760
Stockton-Lodi, CA 270 1.17 4.52 $16.13 $33,550




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)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 70 0.06 0.24 $20.29 $42,200
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.21 $42,030
Battle Creek, MI (8) (8) (8) $20.02 $41,630
Appleton, WI 30 0.27 1.02 $19.18 $39,900
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $18.92 $39,350
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 150 0.31 1.19 $18.83 $39,170
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) $18.68 $38,840
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 350 0.54 2.06 $18.56 $38,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $18.47 $38,410
York-Hanover, PA 360 1.98 7.61 $18.22 $37,910

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 460 3.39 13.03 $21.34 $44,380
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 360 1.35 5.21 $14.36 $29,870
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 280 1.74 6.71 $14.64 $30,440
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.48 5.69 $13.36 $27,790
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 260 0.93 3.59 $20.13 $41,880

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 460 3.39 13.03 $21.34 $44,380
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 230 1.99 7.64 $15.12 $31,450
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 280 1.74 6.71 $14.64 $30,440
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.48 5.69 $13.36 $27,790
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 360 1.35 5.21 $14.36 $29,870

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 460 3.39 13.03 $21.34 $44,380
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 260 0.93 3.59 $20.13 $41,880
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 2.17 $18.45 $38,380
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.72 2.75 $18.41 $38,290
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.32 $38,100


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