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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-3099 Food Processing Workers, All Other

All food processing workers not listed separately


National estimates for Food Processing Workers, All Other
Industry profile for Food Processing Workers, All Other
Geographic profile for Food Processing Workers, All Other

National estimates for Food Processing Workers, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Food Processing Workers, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
41,840 3.6 % $ 14.75 $ 30,680 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Food Processing Workers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.81 $ 12.31 $ 14.24 $ 16.78 $ 19.26
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,480 $ 25,600 $ 29,620 $ 34,890 $ 40,060


Industry profile for Food Processing Workers, All Other:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Food Processing Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 12,890 2.42 $ 14.10 $ 29,330
Employment Services 4,330 0.14 $ 14.83 $ 30,840
Other Food Manufacturing 3,430 1.51 $ 14.62 $ 30,400
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 2,360 0.08 $ 16.34 $ 33,980
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,800 1.09 $ 15.99 $ 33,270

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Food Processing Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 12,890 2.42 $ 14.10 $ 29,330
Other Food Manufacturing 3,430 1.51 $ 14.62 $ 30,400
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,050 1.44 $ 16.63 $ 34,590
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,800 1.09 $ 15.99 $ 33,270
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 320 1.08 $ 11.44 $ 23,790

Top paying industries for Food Processing Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 210 0.08 $ 21.96 $ 45,670
Grain and Oilseed Milling (8) (8) $ 19.30 $ 40,140
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,150 0.77 $ 16.98 $ 35,320
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,050 1.44 $ 16.63 $ 34,590
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 80 0.03 $ 16.58 $ 34,480


Geographic profile for Food Processing Workers, All Other:

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





States with the highest employment level in Food Processing Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,040 0.37 1.22 $ 16.21 $ 33,710
Texas 3,420 0.28 0.94 $ 14.51 $ 30,180
Arkansas 2,760 2.34 7.78 $ 13.58 $ 28,250
Georgia 2,490 0.58 1.92 $ 13.71 $ 28,520
Maryland 2,480 0.98 3.27 $ 14.33 $ 29,800




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Processing Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 2,760 2.34 7.78 $ 13.58 $ 28,250
Louisiana 2,270 1.26 4.19 $ 12.55 $ 26,110
Maryland 2,480 0.98 3.27 $ 14.33 $ 29,800
Tennessee 2,210 0.76 2.54 $ 14.76 $ 30,700
Kentucky 1,040 0.58 1.94 $ 14.77 $ 30,730




Top paying states for Food Processing Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 480 0.32 1.08 $ 18.87 $ 39,250
Idaho 130 0.18 0.60 $ 18.45 $ 38,380
Montana 120 0.26 0.85 $ 17.35 $ 36,090
Connecticut 230 0.15 0.50 $ 17.18 $ 35,730
Wisconsin 880 0.32 1.08 $ 16.67 $ 34,670





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Food Processing Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,290 0.39 1.31 $ 16.15 $ 33,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,240 0.47 1.57 $ 15.00 $ 31,200
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,130 0.13 0.43 $ 13.74 $ 28,570
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 910 0.31 1.02 $ 14.80 $ 30,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 800 0.22 0.74 $ 13.24 $ 27,540
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 790 0.34 1.13 $ 17.38 $ 36,160
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 640 0.49 1.65 $ 16.38 $ 34,080
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 610 0.63 2.10 $ 17.46 $ 36,310
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 580 1.12 3.71 $ 14.34 $ 29,830
Salisbury, MD-DE 560 3.78 12.55 $ 13.75 $ 28,610




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Processing Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 480 4.65 15.47 $ 13.01 $ 27,060
Salisbury, MD-DE 560 3.78 12.55 $ 13.75 $ 28,610
Harrisonburg, VA 230 3.71 12.32 $ 14.35 $ 29,860
Springfield, OH 120 2.76 9.16 $ 11.92 $ 24,800
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 140 1.74 5.77 $ 17.96 $ 37,350
Danville, IL 40 1.68 5.60 $ 25.51 $ 53,070
Stockton-Lodi, CA 330 1.33 4.42 $ 15.30 $ 31,810
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 80 1.32 4.39 $ 16.26 $ 33,820
Chattanooga, TN-GA 280 1.14 3.78 $ 12.37 $ 25,740
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 580 1.12 3.71 $ 14.34 $ 29,830




Top paying metropolitan areas for Food Processing Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Danville, IL 40 1.68 5.60 $ 25.51 $ 53,070
Boise City, ID 40 0.11 0.36 $ 22.74 $ 47,290
Appleton, WI 50 0.40 1.32 $ 21.96 $ 45,680
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 80 0.22 0.72 $ 19.03 $ 39,580
Merced, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 18.71 $ 38,910
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 140 1.74 5.77 $ 17.96 $ 37,350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 17.85 $ 37,140
Worcester, MA-CT 30 0.11 0.38 $ 17.68 $ 36,770
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 70 0.54 1.81 $ 17.48 $ 36,360
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 610 0.63 2.10 $ 17.46 $ 36,310

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Food Processing Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 580 2.41 8.01 $ 14.72 $ 30,630
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 410 4.86 16.16 $ 14.84 $ 30,870
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 330 1.33 4.43 $ 11.96 $ 24,870
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 310 1.89 6.30 $ 12.94 $ 26,910
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 290 2.36 7.86 $ 14.10 $ 29,320

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Processing Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 410 4.86 16.16 $ 14.84 $ 30,870
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 580 2.41 8.01 $ 14.72 $ 30,630
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 290 2.36 7.86 $ 14.10 $ 29,320
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 310 1.89 6.30 $ 12.94 $ 26,910
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 190 1.67 5.55 $ 17.68 $ 36,780

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Food Processing Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 19.19 $ 39,910
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 1.24 $ 19.09 $ 39,720
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 170 0.71 2.35 $ 18.57 $ 38,620
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 1.22 $ 17.79 $ 37,000
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 1.91 $ 17.76 $ 36,940


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021