Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
33,340 4.3 % $14.54 $30,240 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.49 $11.06 $13.66 $17.31 $21.49
Annual Wage (2) $19,740 $22,990 $28,420 $36,010 $44,690


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)
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 6,350 3.84 $15.43 $32,100
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 6,320 1.25 $13.76 $28,610
Other Food Manufacturing 4,720 2.18 $16.02 $33,320
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 4,670 1.51 $14.12 $29,380
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,590 2.12 $15.65 $32,540

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 6,350 3.84 $15.43 $32,100
Other Food Manufacturing 4,720 2.18 $16.02 $33,320
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,590 2.12 $15.65 $32,540
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 4,670 1.51 $14.12 $29,380
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 6,320 1.25 $13.76 $28,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 620 1.04 $20.49 $42,620
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 230 0.72 $17.97 $37,380
Other Food Manufacturing 4,720 2.18 $16.02 $33,320
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,590 2.12 $15.65 $32,540
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 670 0.07 $15.50 $32,230


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 5,270 0.32 1.35 $14.35 $29,840
Texas 2,520 0.21 0.91 $12.32 $25,630
Ohio 2,140 0.40 1.70 $16.49 $34,290
Missouri 1,510 0.54 2.31 $13.65 $28,380
Illinois 1,270 0.21 0.92 $14.51 $30,180




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 790 1.15 4.92 $15.71 $32,680
Arkansas 980 0.82 3.50 $15.54 $32,330
Oregon 1,000 0.55 2.33 $14.46 $30,070
Missouri 1,510 0.54 2.31 $13.65 $28,380
Iowa 810 0.53 2.26 $16.11 $33,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 340 0.35 1.50 $19.86 $41,310
Michigan 960 0.22 0.96 $17.88 $37,190
Massachusetts 400 0.11 0.48 $17.56 $36,520
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $16.95 $35,260
Wisconsin 500 0.18 0.76 $16.56 $34,450



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.36 1.54 $14.76 $30,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 970 0.26 1.13 $14.96 $31,110
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 830 0.12 0.53 $12.93 $26,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 600 0.23 0.97 $14.57 $30,310
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 530 0.21 0.92 $12.79 $26,610
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 450 0.42 1.82 $14.90 $30,980
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 450 0.15 0.65 $12.45 $25,900
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.30 1.30 $15.59 $32,420
Kansas City, MO-KS 310 0.29 1.26 $14.62 $30,410
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.19 0.80 $12.14 $25,240


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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)
Gettysburg, PA 100 3.04 12.98 $14.45 $30,060
Joplin, MO 230 2.94 12.57 $14.53 $30,210
Gadsden, AL 70 2.06 8.82 $12.81 $26,650
Kennewick-Richland, WA 230 2.02 8.64 $18.06 $37,560
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 130 1.53 6.56 $16.82 $34,980
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 90 1.50 6.40 $16.82 $34,980
York-Hanover, PA 210 1.19 5.08 $18.41 $38,300
Grand Forks, ND-MN 50 1.10 4.72 $15.51 $32,250
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 230 0.95 4.08 $11.81 $24,560
Boise City, ID 270 0.89 3.80 $18.28 $38,020


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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)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $26.22 $54,540
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 160 0.33 1.40 $23.90 $49,720
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.03 $43,750
Pittsburgh, PA 90 0.08 0.33 $20.66 $42,970
Battle Creek, MI (8) (8) (8) $20.59 $42,820
Modesto, CA 120 0.68 2.89 $19.00 $39,510
York-Hanover, PA 210 1.19 5.08 $18.41 $38,300
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 230 0.13 0.54 $18.40 $38,280
Boise City, ID 270 0.89 3.80 $18.28 $38,020
Kennewick-Richland, WA 230 2.02 8.64 $18.06 $37,560

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 510 1.91 8.16 $13.26 $27,570
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 270 0.96 4.09 $20.56 $42,770
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 220 1.93 8.26 $15.31 $31,840
Southeast Idaho nonmetropolitan area 220 4.54 19.39 $14.99 $31,180
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 180 2.15 9.19 $11.67 $24,270

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)
Southeast Idaho nonmetropolitan area 220 4.54 19.39 $14.99 $31,180
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 180 2.15 9.19 $11.67 $24,270
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 220 1.93 8.26 $15.31 $31,840
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 510 1.91 8.16 $13.26 $27,570
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 120 1.33 5.68 $15.02 $31,230

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)
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 70 0.88 3.77 $21.92 $45,590
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 270 0.96 4.09 $20.56 $42,770
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 1.52 $17.87 $37,180
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 0.90 $17.85 $37,130
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.14 $35,640


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