Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-3099 Food Processing Workers, All Other

All food processing workers not listed separately


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)
43,070 3.5 % $12.40 $25,800 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.21 $10.13 $11.61 $14.18 $17.03
Annual Wage (2) $19,160 $21,070 $24,160 $29,490 $35,420


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)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 13,690 2.79 $12.27 $25,520
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 3,580 2.14 $13.31 $27,690
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 3,360 0.45 $11.13 $23,140
Other Food Manufacturing 3,110 1.52 $13.14 $27,330
Employment Services 1,840 0.05 $11.29 $23,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 13,690 2.79 $12.27 $25,520
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 860 2.66 $10.50 $21,840
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 3,580 2.14 $13.31 $27,690
Other Food Manufacturing 3,110 1.52 $13.14 $27,330
Grain and Oilseed Milling 870 1.46 $15.29 $31,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dairy Product Manufacturing 570 0.41 $17.56 $36,530
Grain and Oilseed Milling 870 1.46 $15.29 $31,810
Animal Food Manufacturing 170 0.29 $15.06 $31,330
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 60 0.01 $14.97 $31,140
Grocery Stores 370 0.01 $14.43 $30,020


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 5,230 0.33 1.07 $12.19 $25,350
Iowa 3,540 2.30 7.51 $12.53 $26,050
Texas 3,000 0.26 0.83 $11.67 $24,270
Arkansas 2,810 2.36 7.69 $11.56 $24,040
Ohio 2,100 0.39 1.28 $13.45 $27,970




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)
Arkansas 2,810 2.36 7.69 $11.56 $24,040
Iowa 3,540 2.30 7.51 $12.53 $26,050
Oregon 1,770 0.99 3.23 $12.33 $25,640
Mississippi 800 0.72 2.34 $10.76 $22,390
Minnesota 1,700 0.61 1.98 $14.07 $29,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 160 0.37 1.21 $16.65 $34,630
Nevada 140 0.11 0.35 $15.99 $33,260
Idaho 270 0.41 1.33 $15.88 $33,030
Washington 350 0.11 0.37 $15.40 $32,030
Vermont 50 0.18 0.57 $14.83 $30,850





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.43 1.41 $11.78 $24,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,030 0.76 2.48 $12.27 $25,520
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 860 0.76 2.47 $12.09 $25,140
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 810 3.49 11.37 $11.59 $24,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 800 0.42 1.36 $13.76 $28,610
Salisbury, MD-DE 620 3.99 13.01 $12.16 $25,290
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 520 0.36 1.19 $13.10 $27,240
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 510 0.21 0.69 $11.42 $23,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 500 0.19 0.63 $10.96 $22,790
Fort Smith, AR-OK 460 4.19 13.66 $10.82 $22,500




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)
Hammond, LA 230 5.42 17.65 $14.08 $29,300
Fort Smith, AR-OK 460 4.19 13.66 $10.82 $22,500
Salisbury, MD-DE 620 3.99 13.01 $12.16 $25,290
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 810 3.49 11.37 $11.59 $24,100
St. Joseph, MO-KS 170 3.12 10.17 $13.54 $28,160
Salem, OR 410 2.54 8.28 $11.64 $24,220
Harrisonburg, VA 150 2.43 7.93 $13.72 $28,540
College Station-Bryan, TX 150 1.38 4.48 $12.30 $25,580
Dover, DE 70 1.13 3.69 $13.10 $27,250
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 60 0.95 3.09 $12.11 $25,180




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)
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.81 2.63 $18.25 $37,960
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $18.12 $37,680
Rochester, MN 50 0.47 1.52 $17.86 $37,150
Kennewick-Richland, WA 30 0.31 1.01 $17.57 $36,540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.26 $33,830
Columbus, OH 340 0.34 1.09 $16.23 $33,770
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 160 0.26 0.85 $15.87 $33,020
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 210 0.59 1.91 $15.16 $31,540
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 160 0.18 0.59 $14.81 $30,800
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 210 0.20 0.64 $14.79 $30,760

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 2,620 11.42 37.23 $11.66 $24,260
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 640 7.15 23.30 $11.72 $24,380
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 420 2.64 8.61 $15.58 $32,410
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 360 1.43 4.66 $12.93 $26,890
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 350 4.58 14.92 $14.13 $29,390

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 Iowa nonmetropolitan area 2,620 11.42 37.23 $11.66 $24,260
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 640 7.15 23.30 $11.72 $24,380
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 350 4.58 14.92 $14.13 $29,390
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 280 4.13 13.45 $15.19 $31,600
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 150 3.10 10.10 $11.62 $24,170

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 0.90 $16.82 $35,000
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 1.23 $16.13 $33,540
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 420 2.64 8.61 $15.58 $32,410
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 1.66 $15.57 $32,380
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.37 $31,980


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.

(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