Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
43,540 4.0 % $12.69 $26,390 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.64 $10.47 $11.76 $14.30 $17.48
Annual Wage (2) $20,050 $21,770 $24,460 $29,750 $36,370


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 14,230 2.82 $12.47 $25,940
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 3,900 0.41 $11.56 $24,050
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,860 1.73 $13.88 $28,860
Other Food Manufacturing 2,670 1.23 $13.07 $27,190
Employment Services 1,750 0.05 $11.96 $24,880

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 920 2.85 $11.05 $22,980
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 14,230 2.82 $12.47 $25,940
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,860 1.73 $13.88 $28,860
Other Food Manufacturing 2,670 1.23 $13.07 $27,190
Grain and Oilseed Milling 610 1.01 $16.15 $33,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dairy Product Manufacturing 780 0.56 $17.83 $37,080
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 100 0.01 $16.66 $34,640
Grain and Oilseed Milling 610 1.01 $16.15 $33,590
Support Activities for Crop Production 120 0.03 $15.17 $31,560
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 710 0.95 $14.17 $29,470


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 5,880 0.35 1.15 $12.71 $26,430
Arkansas 4,080 3.40 11.13 $11.52 $23,970
Texas 3,500 0.29 0.96 $11.97 $24,890
Ohio 2,320 0.43 1.42 $13.24 $27,540
Iowa 2,270 1.48 4.84 $13.19 $27,440




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 4,080 3.40 11.13 $11.52 $23,970
Iowa 2,270 1.48 4.84 $13.19 $27,440
Mississippi 1,120 1.00 3.27 $10.84 $22,560
Oregon 1,570 0.86 2.81 $12.77 $26,550
Delaware 340 0.77 2.51 $13.43 $27,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 190 0.63 2.08 $16.78 $34,900
North Dakota 230 0.54 1.77 $16.58 $34,490
Nevada 160 0.12 0.41 $15.92 $33,110
Washington 270 0.08 0.28 $15.75 $32,760
Kansas 470 0.34 1.12 $14.50 $30,160



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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 2,050 0.46 1.52 $12.74 $26,500
Fort Smith, AR-OK 1,350 12.56 41.11 $11.01 $22,910
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,200 0.83 2.73 $12.26 $25,490
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 850 0.34 1.12 $12.18 $25,340
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 800 0.69 2.25 $12.25 $25,490
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 670 2.81 9.20 $11.57 $24,070
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 660 0.46 1.50 $12.99 $27,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 620 0.24 0.78 $11.51 $23,930
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.09 0.28 $13.58 $28,250
Salisbury, MD-DE 530 3.38 11.07 $13.00 $27,030


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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)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 1,350 12.56 41.11 $11.01 $22,910
Hammond, LA 200 4.64 15.20 $14.65 $30,470
Salisbury, MD-DE 530 3.38 11.07 $13.00 $27,030
Harrisonburg, VA 200 3.11 10.20 $13.96 $29,030
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 670 2.81 9.20 $11.57 $24,070
Green Bay, WI 470 2.74 8.98 $13.30 $27,660
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 210 2.44 7.98 (8) (8)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 110 1.91 6.24 $12.70 $26,410
Dover, DE 80 1.31 4.29 (8) (8)
College Station-Bryan, TX 150 1.31 4.28 $12.65 $26,320


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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)
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.69 $40,950
Grand Forks, ND-MN (8) (8) (8) $19.33 $40,200
Rochester, MN (8) (8) (8) $19.28 $40,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.12 $17.52 $36,450
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 120 0.12 0.40 $17.21 $35,800
Columbus, OH 280 0.27 0.88 $17.13 $35,630
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 150 0.42 1.39 $15.61 $32,470
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 80 0.36 1.18 $15.44 $32,110
Visalia-Porterville, CA 30 0.21 0.68 $15.07 $31,340
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 100 0.19 0.62 $14.83 $30,850

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 Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 380 3.30 10.81 $11.69 $24,310
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 320 4.13 13.53 $9.33 $19,410
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 290 1.15 3.76 $13.16 $27,370
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 290 2.13 6.98 $14.16 $29,440
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.45 4.75 $13.03 $27,100

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)
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 320 4.13 13.53 $9.33 $19,410
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 250 3.67 12.02 $15.30 $31,820
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 380 3.30 10.81 $11.69 $24,310
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 250 3.29 10.77 $15.76 $32,780
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 3.19 10.45 $12.00 $24,960

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.06 3.47 $18.47 $38,420
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 160 1.03 3.38 $16.82 $34,980
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 0.96 $16.69 $34,720
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.18 $33,650
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 1.36 $15.82 $32,900


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